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Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA)

The Center of Excellence for the Air Barrier Industry

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July, 2013

GREETINGS FROM THE BOARD

Dare to be Remarkable!!

There are very few times during a career that one gets an opportunity to be truly remarkable. The Air Barrier Association of America allows just that. ABAA provides all practitioners of the air barrier industry the opportunity to be remarkable. The air barrier industry is in its’ infancy in many parts of North America; however both Designers and Codes in southern areas are rapidly catching up with the more experienced areas in the north.
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ABAA PROFILES

Lori Flood,
Training &
Certification
Manager

Alisa Hoffee,
ABAA Secretary,
Chair of ABAA
Housewrap
Committee

ABAA Committees
Featured Committee: The Voice

The Voice Committee has a number of projects currently under development and are excited to share some upcoming initiatives that ABAA Members will be able to experience in the coming months.
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UPCOMING TRAINING

September 24-26, 2013 – Spray Polyurethane Foam Training – Hudson, OH

October 7-11, 2013 – 5-Day Spray Polyurethane Foam Training – East Windsor, NJ

November 19-21, 2013 – Self Adhered & Fluid Applied Training – Bronx, NY

UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS

CSI Construct
September 25-27, 2013
Nashville, TN
Come visit ABAA at booth #744!
Come visit ABAA in the exhibit hall!http://www.constructshow.com/

2013 Symposium on Building Envelope Technology
November 14-15, 2013
Minneapolis, MN
Come visit ABAA in the exhibit hall!
http://www.rci-online.org/symposium.html

2013 Greenbuild
November 20-22, 2013
Philadelphia, PA
Come visit ABAA at booth #2251!
http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/

Buildings 12
December 1-5, 2013
Clearwater Beach, FL
Come visit ABAA in the exhibit hall!
http://www.ornl.gov/sci/buildings/
2012/index.shtm

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

ABAA offers a series of AIA accredited courses designed to offer continuing education to architects, engineers, building consultants and other industry members on air barrier considerations ranging from introductory seminars to advanced details.

AB-008 Air Barriers 301 - Design Considerations for Air Barriers - 1 LU/HSW Credit

AB-10 Air Barrier Fundamentals and Design Considerations - 1.5 LU/HSW Credit

ABAA AND INDUSTRY UPDATES

New Medium Density SPF Master Specification

Keep up to speed with which states have incorporated air barrier requirements into their commercial energy conservation codes. Information is posted as it is made available to the ABAA office. Please check back frequently!

Apply now to become an official ABAA speaker!

Interested in how the Board of Directors is working? Check out the 2013 Board Member Orientation Manual, available now on ABAA’s website.

YOUR QUESTIONS, OUR ANSWERS:

Tell me about primers...

There many primers that are available in the market place and are specified for most self-adhered air barrier materials. There are two types of primers, solvent-based primers that have measureable VOC content and water-based primers that have a low or zero VOC content.
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