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Oh No! What Did I Miss? How to Properly Specify an Air Barrier
March 25, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Design and Construction documents are one of the first steps towards achieving an effective layer of airtightness to manage moisture and air movement. The importance of a proper specification cannot be understated and a well-articulated document will ensure that the owner is provided with materials, performance and quality.
The presentation will review some of the consideration and language that should be reviewed prior to developing a specification and will outline code requirements, performance requirements, what can be done for quality and ensuring material selection meets the intent of design and for crucial coordination with other components of the enclosure.
- Understand the benefits of the air barrier systems to the environment, building owner, and occupants.
- Discuss performance test standards relating to air barrier systems, including the NFPA 285 fire test.
- Examine the IECC 2012 & 2015 and ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and their impact on air barrier systems.
- How to properly develop a performance specification for an air barrier system.
Roy Schauffele, FCSI, CCPR, FABAA, CABS
Roy Schauffele is an internationally published author and speaker in the fields of energy conservation and sustainable building envelopes including insulation, air barrier technology, roofing & waterproofing, vegetative & cool roofing, all with an eye towards improving building science, performance and quality of life. He is the acknowledged inventor of “The Perfect Wall” which is now the nationwide building code standard for wall construction.
He is President and founder of Division 7 Solutions, Inc, now entering its 33rd year of continuous operations.
Roy currently serves, at the request of the ABAA Board and Executive Committee, as the Executive Advisor to the ABAA. He has served on the ABAA Executive Committee as a Director at Large of the ABAA (Air Barrier Association of America), after 3 terms as Chairman, also the first Regional ABAA Resource for Texas. Previously a Technical Advisor to Build San Antonio Green (BSAG) and an award winner 2012 for his Technical Contributions to BSAG and named the (2016) Individual Green Practitioner by the City of San Antonio for Sustainable Education and Outreach.
Globally, he is the only person to be a Fellow of both CSI and ABAA, and at this time he is the only Certified Air Barrier Specialist. He continues to be a requested national speaker on air barriers, roofing, insulation, energy conservation design and sustainability.