Subscribe to our Newsletter

Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA)

The Center of Excellence for the Air Barrier Industry

Newsletters

December, 2013

Greetings from ABAA Staff

Here at the ABAA office we are busy closing off another successful year of innovative projects, engaging meetings and substantial growth with the association. As 2013 comes to a close and 2014 is upon us, we wanted to take a moment to focus on what we are most thankful for professionally. There is much to be thankful for, and here are a few specifics:
READ MORE

ABAA PROFILES

Tom Patterson,
Board Member,
Treasurer

Sheena Del Rosario,
Administrative Assistant

A CASE FOR ABAA – A CONTRACTOR'S PERSPECTIVE

I’ve been in your shoes as a contractor; you’re bidding projects relentlessly, trying to stay competitive, but also making sure you have enough in the project to cover all your costs. It seems you have to make more and more concessions on price while the deliverable never changes.

READ MORE

UPCOMING TRAINING

January 21-23, 2014
Self Adhered & Fluid Applied Training
Las Vegas, NV @ The World of Concrete

January 26-27, 2014
Spray Polyurethane Foam Training
Palm Springs, CA @ SPFA

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

UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS

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!

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 @ WORLD OF CONCRETE – January 21-24, 2014

The Air Barrier Association of America is thrilled to be participating in the 2014 World of Concrete, January 21-24, in three different and exciting venues.
READ MORE

2014 ABAA CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW

Planning is well underway for the 2014 ABAA Conference & Trade Show. ABAA is pleased to announce that the location for the 2014 Conference will be the Rosen Plaza Hotel in sunny Orlando, Florida!
READ MORE

ABAA AND INDUSTRY UPDATES

December 11, 2013 - ABAA at Buildings XII - Click here for all workshop presentations

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!

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 More Newsletters