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Continuity of Air Barriers in Building Systems

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Continuity of Air Barriers in Building Systems

August 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Live webinar sponsored by the Air Barrier Association of America

 

Continuity of Air Barriers in Building Systems

Presented by Andrea Wagner Watts

 

This course defines and explains building science behind the code for the four control layers of the building envelope: water, air, thermal, and vapor. Special discussion will be had on air leakage, why it matters and why air barrier continuity is critical to building performance. Participants will then explore typical design principles as well as alternative system assembly approaches to exterior wall design. In addition, presentation covers common attachment strategies for various types of insulation, claddings, including masonry, rainscreen veneers, and applied/adhered veneers as well as how system testing can ensure air and water testing in the completed assembly.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn definition, code, and building science of Control Layers
  2. Explore typical design of control layers in exterior walls
  3. Explore system design approach to exterior wall design
  4. Understand attachment strategies and considerations for combining control layers into an assembly. masonry veneers, rainscreen veneers, and applied/adhered veneers

 


Live webinar airing on August 27, 2020 – 1:00 PM EST


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Andrea Wagner-Watts

DuPont Performance Building Solutions

Andrea Wagner Watts is the Commercial Wall Application Technology Leader for DuPont Performance Building Solutions. Andrea started her career at Dow Corning as a sales engineer and then continued for 7 years as an Application Engineer within High Performance Building focusing on preventing air and water infiltration through the building envelope. She has successfully helped to develop products including sealants and air/water barrier system solutions. In her current role, she is focused on improving the overall air/water/thermal performance of the building envelope through application innovation and new product development. Andrea has authored articles, papers and conference presentations relating to building air/water tightness, interface details, building science, durability and resiliency and she has 2 patents. She is a LEED® Green Associate and is active in a number of industry organizations including ASTM and is the Co-Chair of the Technical Committee at ABAA. Andrea holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cornell University.

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Date:
August 27
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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