Date: March 20, 2018 | Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Join the Building Enclosure Council of Greater Detroit and the Air Barrier Association of America for a day of Air Barrier Learning.
*Lunch included with all ticket purchases*
Up to 6.5 hours of HSW (Health, Safety, Welfare) CEU Credits available
- 8:00am – 9:00am Registration and Vendor Tables
9:00am – 10:15am The Proper Way to Specify an Air Barrier, Laverne Dalgleish, 1.25 HSW CEU
10:15am – 10:45am Break, Vendor Tables | 0.5 HSW CEU
10:45am – 12:00pm Construction Cautions with Building Enclosures, Brian Stroik, 1.0 HSW CEU
12:00pm – 12:45pm Lunch
12:45pm – 2:00pm “By Others”: The Elusive Subcontractor Responsible for Transitions, Andrew Dunlap, 1.25 HSW CEU
2:00pm – 2:45pm ABAA Quality Assurance Program + Field Quality Control, Todd Parrott, 0.75 HSW CEU
2:45pm – 3:15pm Break, Vendor Tables, 0.5 HSW CEU
3:15pm – 4:15pm Through-Wall Flashings Compatibility Sustainability & Performance, Craig Wetmore, 1.0 HSW CEU
PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS + LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The Proper Way to Specify an Air Barrier – 1.25 CEU/HSW Credit
This program provides an in depth look at the testing and codes relating to Air Barrier Systems. The presenter will discuss performance testing, new code requirements and proper specification of an Air Barrier System. Participants will understand what an Air Barrier Association of America evaluated air barrier assembly must go through to become an ABAA Evaluated System.
• 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.
Construction Cautions with Building Enclosures – 1.0 CEU/HSW Credit
Building Enclosures and air barriers require care and attention to detail from the design to execution stage. With the myriad of wall configurations and choices in air barriers, insulation, and exterior cladding, not to mention the different manufacturers of these products, it can become daunting of where to start or how to ensure a high-performance enclosure. A number of key items need to be addressed both during design and the management of the construction process. These items need to be dealt with in a logical manner in a specific critical path. This presentation will review the Top 10 construction cautions with the building enclosure specific to design, pre-construction, mock-up’s, field installation issues and sub-trade execution and final testing for compliance.
• Acquire knowledge in critical aspects of design, based on building science principles, by using sample details for continuity, redundancy and certain code requirements of the air barrier system.
• Describe the process for pre-construction meetings and key criteria and agenda items to ensure performance expectations are met, sequencing is done properly, details are well understood and transition from one trade to another is accomplished using sample plans.
• Explain the various test methods for installation verification for both air and water performance by reviewing ASTM and AAMA test standards and how they conducted and when they should be conducted through examples and photos
• Plan successful mock up and testing program to verify continuity, compatibility and sequence of construction by review of sample mock-up’s and test methods that can be applied to both quantify performance and provide a learning tool for the construction team.
“By Others” The Elusive Subcontractor Responsible for Transitions – 1.25 CEU/HSW Credit
This course will take you through a multitude of details with a review of assembly environmental separators that will show common enclosure assembly discontinuities and provide an education on common system transition methods.
• How transitions impact building enclosure performance.
• Why poor transitions can result in reduced energy efficiency.
• Learn how poor transitions can increase the risk of condensation.
• Discover how various compatibility and logistical issues can impact the options available to achieve proper transition details.
ABAA Quality Assurance Program & Field Quality Contro – 0.75 CEU/HSW Credit
The QAP ties the manufacturer, the contractor and the installer together to ensure that the products are installed properly. It is based on ISO 9000 and ISO 12576‐2 standards. The presentation defines exactly what quality assurance is, how it is different than quality control, the impact of poor quality on a building system and a review of the key components of the quality assurance program for air barriers.
• Describe how quality management systems can be applied to the construction process and how quality assurance differentiates with quality control
• Assess potential impacts to cost, scheduling, building performance and durability by poor installation of air barriers through the use of case studies.
• Describe language required in a specification that provides key criteria in regards to implementing an air barrier site quality assurance program to reduce liability and risk.
• Define key components of an air barrier site quality assurance program and assess the importance of each component and how they interrelate.
• Through use of illustration and actual project site photo’s, identify acceptable and unacceptable installation of a variety of air barrier materials to determine if the assembly would meet manufacturer’s installation instructions and code requirements.
Through-Wall Flashing Compatibility Sustainability & Performance – 1.0 CEU/HSW Credit
Understanding the performance characteristics, the recycled/recyclable content, ability to survive installation, and life cycle costs of the different through-wall flashing materials.
• Composition of each type of flashing and their effects on sustainability and life cycle costs
• Have a better understanding of how to specify through-wall flashings and avoid compatibility issues.
• Understand the performance characteristics different types of commonly used cavity wall materials and how to create a resilient flashing system.
• Recognize some of the challenges of installation
ABAA is the National voice of the air barrier industry.