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November, 2013

GREETINGS FROM THE BOARD

Well, the hot summer is finally over and the cool fall weather is upon us - in Texas that means that it is below 95°F. The change in seasons is a reminder that ABAA is also constantly changing and evolving. As we approach the end of this calendar year we are looking forward to putting together a new Strategic Plan.
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ABAA PROFILES

Alec Minné
Board Member,
Chair of the
Strategic Liaison
Committee

Lee Hurton
Membership
& Client Services

US CODE CHANGES & REQUIREMENTS

In the November 2012 ABAA Newsletter (click here to view), an article was written on which states have adopted codes and standards that require mandatory air barriers. Adoption of these codes and standards has progressed very quickly in the past 12 months so an update is needed.

Air barriers are an industry that we all work in every day, ensuring the constant quality of manufacture, design, quality assurance and installation of an effective assembly.

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UPCOMING TRAINING

November 12-14, 2013
Spray Polyurethane Foam Training
East Windsor, NJ

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

December 10-12, 2013
Self Adhered & Fluid Applied Training
Hudson, OH

January 21-23, 2014
Self Adhered & Fluid Applied Training
Las Vegas, NV
DETAILS COMING SOON!

March 25-27, 2014
Self Adhered & Fluid Applied Training
Orlando, FL

March 25-27, 2014
Spray Polyurethane Foam Training
Orlando, FL

March 25-26, 2014
ABAA Field Auditor Training
Orlando, FL

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.

NEW! ABAA’s Introduction to Air Barriers is now available as a live course on the ABAA website!

Please click here to access the course

(AIA credits will be granted if you note your AIA number during course registration)

Other workshops possible through ABAA (for a full list, click here):

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

AB-011 Building Science - AB 101 - 1 LU/HSW Credit

Air Barriers 201 - Air Barrier Materials - 1 LU/HSW Credit

ABAA COMMITTEES:
FEATURED COMMITTEE: STRATEGIC
LIAISON COMMITTEE

Chaired by Alec Minné

The Strategic Liaison Committee (Formally known as the Strategic Marketing Committee) is gearing up to begin striving towards the following goals:

  • Provide key contacts to the various organizations and associations to ABAA in order to provide a good communication channel between the groups.

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ABAA AND INDUSTRY UPDATES

Save the date for the 3rd annual ABAA Conference & Trade Show March 25th-27th, 2014 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida

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.

Updated ABAA Process for Approval

Achieving Effective Air Barriers – Presented by AIA Minnesota (in conjunction with ABAA)

Read an ABAA Feature Article in Coatings Pro Magazine – Specifying and Designing Air Barriers (page 36)

YOUR QUESTIONS, OUR ANSWERS:

How do I know if a specification requires ABAA?

The ABAA office often fields questions from contractors regarding whether or not an architect’s specification includes the entire ABAA Quality Assurance Program or not.
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UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS

2013 Symposium on Building Envelope Technology
November 14-15, 2013
Minneapolis, MN
Come visit ABAA in the exhibit hall!

CSI Construct
September 25-27, 2013
Nashville, TN
Come visit ABAA at booth #744!

BEC Chicago
ABAA Presentation/Workshop

November 20th, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Gensler Architecture
Chicago, IL

Seattle BEC (SeaBEC)
ABAA Presentation/Workshop

November 21st, 2013
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
University House Wallingford
Seattle, WA

2013 Greenbuild
November 20-22, 2013
Philadelphia, PA
Come visit ABAA at booth #2251!

Buildings 12
December 1-5, 2013
Sheraton Sand Key Resort
Clearwater Beach, FL

Building Innovation 2014
January 6-9, 2014
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, DC
Come visit ABAA in the exhibit hall!

World of Concrete
January 21-24, 2014
Las Vegas Convention Centre
Las Vegas, NV
Stay tuned for an exciting announcement regarding ABAA’s participation at the show on the exhibit hall floor!

SPFA SprayFoam Conference & Trade Show
January 28-29., 2013
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
Palm Springs, CA
Come visit ABAA in the exhibit hall!

RESNET Conference & Trade Show
February 24-26, 2014
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Atlanta, GA
Come visit ABAA in the exhibit hall!!

RCI International Convention & Trade Show
March 20-25, 2014
Hilton Anaheim Hotel
Anaheim, CA
Come visit ABAA in the exhibit hall!


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