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Jonathan Layton

Member Spotlight: Jonathan Layton

Jonathan Layton has been with HICAPS, Inc. for six years, currently holding the position of Manager of Building Diagnostics. With a degree in Architectural Technology and certification as a Level II Thermographer, he is also a licensed drone pilot through the FAA. His career in the construction industry began early, working as a general laborer for a custom home builder while attending college. Outside of work, Jonathan dedicates much of his time attending his daughter’s dance competitions and his son’s soccer games.

When did you become a licensed field auditor?

A: I earned my Field Auditor certification on October 1, 2019, after training in Grapevine, TX, with the late Peter Spafford.

What inspired you to pursue the Field Auditor program with ABAA?

A: I was inspired to pursue the Field Auditor program with ABAA because I wanted to deepen my expertise in building envelope performance and contribute to the industry’s standards and quality assurance.

Name: Jonathan Layton
Manager Of Building Diagnostics
Greensboro, NC

ABAA member for 6 years

How has the Field Auditor certification impacted your career or professional development?

A. It has enhanced my expertise in building envelope performance, improved my credibility, and opened up opportunities for advanced projects, helping me lead my team.

What are some of the challenges you’ve encountered in your role as a Field Auditor, and how has your certification helped you address them?

A. I’ve faced challenges such as identifying continuity issues and maintaining project quality. My certification has equipped me with advanced diagnostic techniques, a deep understanding of industry standards, and the credibility to implement best practices, enabling me to tackle complex problems and ensure high standards in our projects.

What advice would you give to someone considering pursuing the Field Auditor certification with ABAA?

A. For those considering the ABAA Field Auditor certification, embrace the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of building envelope performance. The program offers advanced techniques and industry standards, enhancing your credibility and opening doors to advanced projects. Your investment of time and effort will greatly benefit your career and elevate industry standards.

In your opinion, what are the key elements of a successful air barrier audit? 

A. A successful air barrier audit necessitates comprehensive site inspection and documentation to identify any deficiencies in the air barrier system. Effective communication with stakeholders aids in prioritizing actions for optimal performance, while regular monitoring ensures sustained effectiveness and adherence to quality workmanship standards.

Any additional insights about your certification experience or working in the air barrier industry?

A. Working in the air barrier industry has underscored the vital role of air barriers in improving building performance, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality. It’s a dynamic field requiring ongoing learning to keep pace with technological advancements and best practices. Establishing strong relationships with clients and industry peers has proven pivotal in delivering top-tier solutions and fostering professional growth.

June 26, 2024