1600 Boston-Providence Hwy Walpole, MA 02081
+1 866-956-5888
+1 866-956-5819

Groundhog Day: Recurring Field Installation Issues with Air Barriers

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Groundhog Day: Recurring Field Installation Issues with Air Barriers

November 9, 2023 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Everyone knows that air barriers are important, they know what they do and that they need to be installed correctly. We have heard it for 20 years and no longer need a presentation to remind us of that. With that being said, how do we give them a chance of success? One of the most common risk management strategies used is a robust quality assurance program in the specifications that requires certified contractors, trained and certified installers, evaluated materials and on-site third- party audits.

This presentation will discuss the role of the quality assurance audits, and point out what to look for when doing site observation and quality control. It will also provide real life examples that can help you identify installation issues on your project, what caused them and what corrective action can be taken.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Assess how site quality assurance audits, field observation and site quality control fit into an overall quality assurance and risk management strategy.
  2. Determine responsibilities of all building enclosure stakeholders to coordinate and execute a plan for quality installation.
  3. Identify typical issues found in the installation process and what caused these for a variety of air barrier systems by visual inspection.
  4. Through the use of jobsite photos, demonstrate the physical testing that can be done on a variety of air barrier systems.

Ryan Dalgleish, CSI

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/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 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.


November 9, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Event Categories: