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Ron Blank & Associates Green CE: Oh No! What Did I Miss? How to Properly Specify an Air Barrier System

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Ron Blank & Associates Green CE: Oh No! What Did I Miss? How to Properly Specify an Air Barrier System

February 28 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

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.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Understand the benefits of the air barrier systems to the environment, building owner, and occupants
  2. Discuss performance test standards relating to air barrier systems, including the NFPA 285 fire test
  3. Examine the IECC 2012 & 2015 and ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and their impact on air barrier systems
  4. How to properly develop a performance specification for an air barrier system

Ryan Dalgleish, CSI

Chief Operating Officer, Air Barrier Association of America
Ryan has been involved in the building enclosure and building performance areas of construction for over 23 years. He 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 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 scientist’s in the world.


February 28
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
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