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CSI Tech Talk Tuesday: Quality Assurance or Quality Control: What to Specify for High Performance Building Enclosures

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CSI Tech Talk Tuesday: Quality Assurance or Quality Control: What to Specify for High Performance Building Enclosures

June 28, 2022 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

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About This Program

There seems to be a lack of understanding of what quality assurance entails versus quality control, the fundamental differences between the two, and what each function brings to the table. This is not unique to the ABAA air barrier quality assurance program or the construction industry in general. These terms are used interchangeably and misunderstood in all industries.

In this presentation, a discussion of how to implement quality assurance and quality control will be explored specific to the building enclosure, and the steps you can take to ensure a high-performance building.

Session Takeaways

  • Explore how quality management systems can be applied to the construction process, and how quality assurance differentiates with quality control
  • Assess potential impacts to cost, scheduling, building performance, and durability by poor installation of air barriers
  • Describe language required in a specification that provides key criteria in regards to implementing an air barrier site quality assurance program
  • Define key components of an air barrier site quality assurance program, and assess the importance and relationship of each component


Chief Operating Officer, Air Barrier Association of America

Ryan has been involved in the building enclosure and building performance areas of construction for over 20 years.  Ryan is an educator and developer of building enclosure education and credentialing programs for building sub-trades, and is part of the Quality Assurance management team for field air barrier installation across North America.

Ryan is also a certified Net Zero building instructor, and is a frequent speaker at various technical events and conferences. Ryan obtained credentials in Adult Education, Leadership from the University of Manitoba, and has been mentored and trained by some of the best building scientists in the world.


June 28, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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