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Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA)

The Center of Excellence for the Air Barrier Industry

Fiona Aldous, ABAA Board of Directors

How long have you been on the Board of Directors and what’s your current position?

I have been a member of the Board of Directors for approximately 10 months.

What made you want to be part of ABAA?

I spend many hours during the design phase, and in the field observing the construction of building enclosures. ABAA can play a critical role in all facets of the design and construction industry because the importance of the air barrier cannot be overstated. As such, joining ABAA was an opportunity to meet the challenges of design and construction, while bringing the realities of hands-on design and construction phases to ABAA at a Board of Directors level.

What city do you currently live in & where is the farthest place you’ve travelled to?

I currently live in Grapevine, Texas. The farthest place I have travelled to is Tasmania, Australia.

What was your favorite TV Show and band while you were growing up?

Favorite TV show was “Flipper”, and favorite band was “Abba.”

What is one of the least intelligent things you have done and then wondered “What was I thinking?!”

Hmmm, a few “what was I thinking moments” - buying a handbag shaped like a chicken then actually taking it out in public; renting an apartment on the 6th floor & deciding to move myself; wearing high heels to the lawn area of a horse race  ... I could go on, however I should probably stop now!

What are you most excited about with regards to ABAA’s future?

The air barrier benefits and overall concept is finally beginning to be understood by the design and construction industry. The positives of including an air barrier in new designs and/or renovations has the opportunity to be applied in buildings throughout the world. Much of the growth of air barriers has to do with education. It’s this aspect of ABAA’s work that is truly exciting.