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The 3 Air Barrier Amigo’s – Flash, Connect, Inspect
October 8, 2020 @ 9:10 AM - 10:25 AM
The 1986 cult comedy film “The 3 Amigo’s” starred great actors such as Martin Short, Chevy Chase and Steve Martin. Fast forward to 2020, and we welcome you to the premier of the 3 Air Barrier Amigo’s, staring funny (at least they think so) and engaging individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise in the building enclosure. A number of micro-lectures that deal with compatibility of building enclosure components, integration of moisture management strategies, connections to one of the largest discontinuity details and how to test and verify you got it right! A panel discussion and ask the expert session will be held to finish off the event.
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
- Recognize why the roof/wall air barrier intersection is critical to building performance in regards to moisture management and air leakage control and common design and field errors
- Review requirements for detailing the roof/wall interface and the sequence of construction for most common roof/wall air barrier connections
- Define how to specify through-wall flashings to avoid chemical compatibility issues that may impact how well the air barrier performs and integration with the insulation to provide maximum energy efficiency without a breach in the airtightness/thermal layer
- Identify how to specify and use a variety of site testing procedures for performance mock-up’s and air barrier installation to confirm design intent, sequencing, material compatibility and standards of installation acceptance
- Determine Top 5 field related installation issues found during site quality control audits using site photos and case studies to allow attendees to evaluate the installation of their air barrier application
President at York Flashings
Sanford, ME, United States
Craig Wetmore is the President of York Flashings. He as a strong knowledge of through-wall flashings, moisture management, and wall components. Craig is active in the construction community, where he is a member of CSI, IIBEC, RAiNA, ASTM, and the ABAA. A President of the Maine CSI Chapter and Craig serves as Maine’s representative of the Northeast Region of CSI. He is the chairperson of the ABAA’s Marketing Committee, is co-Chair of the Flashings & Terminations committee, is on the ABAA’s Board of Directors, and holds the position of Secretary of the ABAA.
Chief Operating Officer at Air Barrier Association of America
Walpole, MA, United States
Ryan has been involved in the building enclosure and building performance areas of construction in both the commercial and residential sectors for over 20 years. Ryan acts in the position of Chief Operating Officer for the Air Barrier Association of America. Ryan is actively involved in research, training development and delivery, certification management and helping industries increase their professionalism. Ryan obtained credentials in Adult Education, Leadership and Organizational Excellence from the University of Manitoba and has been mentored and trained by some of the best building scientist’s in the world. Ryan is a certified Net Zero building instructor, teaches master builder courses to builders across the country and is a frequent speaker at various technical presentations dealing with the building enclosure to various building official associations, city departments, building enclosure councils and chapters of the American Institute of Architects, Construction Specifications Institute and a number of local home builder associations. Ryan frequently publishes papers for design and construction magazines such as Journal of Building Enclosure and Design, Construct Canada, Interface, Western Exteriors, Coating Pro Magazine, Spray Foam Professional to name a few.
Past Chairman at Air Barrier Association of America
Walpole, MA, United States
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.