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May, 2014

Mr. Roy Schauffele
Greetings from the Board

WOW! Our 3rd Annual General Meeting and Trade Show held in Orlando was a phenomenal success. Many thanks to all who attended and special thanks to all of our ABAA exhibitors for their professionalism and patience as we grow the show and continue to improve it. The exhibitor support is critical to this events success.
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ABAA PROFILES

Tom Patterson,
Treasurer,
Board of Directors

Laverne Dalgleish, Executive Director, ABAA Management

NEWS FROM ABAA RESEARCH DEPARTMENT ABAA/ORNL/DOE/SU RESEARCH PROJECT UPDATE

Air barrier use goes far beyond what building codes require. The Air Barrier Association of America, in conjunction with the US Department of Energy, Oakridge National Laboratories and Syracuse University is currently in the final phase of a five year research project...

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UPCOMING TRAINING

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

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

September 9 -11, 2014
– Self Adhered & Fluid Applied Training – Bellingham, WA

UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS

Great Lakes Renaissance: Symposium on High-Performing Building Enclosure
May 8-9, 2014
Presented by BEC-Cleveland & AIACleveland Mr. Laverne Dalgleish, ABAA Executive Director to give the luncheon Keynote Seminar!

Building Envelope Conference
May 15, 2014
Portland, ME
ABAA Chairman, Mr. Roy Schauffele to speak on the benefits of Air Barriers

Design + Durability Conference
May 20-22, 2014
Cincinnati, OH
ABAA Executive Director, Mr. Laverne Dalgleish to Chair Session 3: Performance of Air Barriers Come Visit ABAA at Booth #3

AIA National Convention & Expo
June 25-28, 2014
Chicago, IL
Come Visit ABAA at Booth #3302

CSI Construct
September 9-11, 2014
Baltimore, MD
ABAA Manager, Mr. Ryan Dalgleish to present on Achieving a High Performance Air Barrier System Come Visit ABAA at Booth #735

RCI Symposium
October 21-22, 2014
Tampa, FL
Come Visit ABAA in the Exhibit Hall!

Greenbuild
October 23-25, 2014
New Orleans, LA
Come Visit ABAA at Booth #309

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 CONTRACTOR COMMITTEE UPDATE

During the 2014 ABAA Conference & Trade Show that was held in Orlando, Florida in late March, ABAA was able to organize a contractor’s forum to solicit feedback from the association’s contractor members in addition to providing direction to the Contractor’s Committee moving forward...
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2014 ABAA CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS

The 2014 ABAA Conference & Trade Show has passed and was a hugely sucessful event. A BIG thank you to our ABAA Conference Committee for their efforts in planning the event, as well as all of our attendees, exhibitors and sponsors – the show wouldn’t happen without you!
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