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March, 2014

Greetings from ABAA Staff

Goodbye Chicago, Hello Orlando! The Annual ABAA General Meeting/Conference & Trade Show gathering is just a few weeks away.

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:
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ABAA PROFILES

Erin Hartness, ABAA Management

Roy Schauffele, Board Member, Chairman

2014 ABAA CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW

We are about 3 weeks away from the 2014 ABAA Conference & Trade Show!! This years show promises to be the best yet and there is even more good news – there is still time to register!! Register today to ensure your spot as an attendee, in the ABAA exhibit hall as an exhibitor or as an installer in one of our training courses.

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UPCOMING TRAINING

March 4-6, 2014
– Spray Polyurethane Foam Training – East Windsor, NJ

March 19-21, 2014
– Self Adhered & Fluid Applied Training – Anaheim, CA

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

April 22-24. 2014
– Self Adhered & Fluid Applied Training – Wylie, TX

April 29-May 1, 2014
– Spray Polyurethane Foam Training – Charlotte, NC

May 20-22, 2014
– Self Adhered & Fluid Applied Training – Emeryville, CA

June 17-19, 2014
– Self Adhered & Fluid Applied Training – Bronx, NY

UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS

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

Better Building:
Better Business Conference

March 5-7, 2014
Kalahari Resort
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Come visit ABAA in the exhibit hall – Booth #35!

ABAA Presentations in Conjunction with AIA Wisconsin
March 19th, 2014
Country Springs Hotel
Pewaukee, WI
ABAA Executive Director, Mr. Laverne Dalgleish will be presenting 4 hours on air barriers, building science, design considerations and avoiding pitfalls.

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

ABAA Conference & Trade Show
March 25-27, 2014
Rosen Plaza Hotel
Orlando, FL
Click here for more
information and to Register!

Building Envelope Conference
May 15, 2014
Portland, ME
ABAA Chairman, Mr. Roy Schauffele will be presenting among other top industry representatives!
Click here for more
information and to Register!

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

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

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

ABAA AT THE WORLD OF CONCRETE

For the first time in the association’s history, ABAA participated at The World of Concrete show in Las Vegas January 21-24, 2014. ABAA had the opportunity to participate in the following facets...
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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)

YOUR QUESTIONS, OUR ANSWERS:

ABAA Conference FAQ’s

Here in the ABAA office, we are excited to be putting the final touches on what promises to be the best conference in ABAA’s history. Questions from our membership and interested attendees regarding some of the logistics surrounding the conference and how to register have been asked over the past few weeks.
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