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August, 2014

Greetings from the Board
Mr. Roy Schauffele - FCSI CCPR LEED Green Associate

Your ABAA Board of Directors was hard at work for several days in Atlanta, GA developing the new “Strategic Plan”. Our first Strategic Plan was developed 3 years ago when Alec Minne’ was your Chairman and it has served ABAA very well.
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Interested in becoming an ABAA member. Please click on the following link for information and benefits of becoming a member.

AIR BARRIER MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

UPCOMING APPLICATOR TRAINING

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

September 23-25, 2014
– Spray Polyurethane Foam Training – Hudson, OH

UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS

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 many presentations on air barriers. The presentations are offered free of charge. If you would like to have an ABAA presentation conducted at your location by an ABAA approved speaker, please contact the ABAA office at 866-956-5888 or via email at abaa@airbarrier.org.

The presentations offered by ABAA are registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education.

Here are some comments from attendees.

“Excellent presentation.”

“Great job, excellent information.”

“Great speaker.”

“Absolutely professional presentation.”

“Very interesting and well presented.”

“Excellent speaker, using both knowledge and humor to keep the audience interest.”

NEW MANUFACTURER MATERIAL EVALUATIONS

Dow Corning
Material Type:
Fluid Applied Membrane

Material Name:
DefendAir 200

Website:
www.buildabetterbarrier.com

Pecora
Material Type:
Fluid Applied Membrane

Material Name:
XL-Perm ultra VP

Website:
www.pecora.com

Protecto Wrap
Material Type:
Fluid Applied Membrane

Material Name:
Protecto Wall Liquid Air Barrier VP™

Website:
www.protectowrap.com

ARCHITECT PROFILE

LMD Architects is a San Antonio, TX WBE (Women Owned Business) and HUB Certified firm known for and specializing in Criminal Justice Architecture throughout Texas...
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ABAA 2015 CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW

The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) is excited to announce our fourth annual conference to be held in Dallas, TX on April 7-9, 2015. ABAA’s goal is to make the annual conference and trade show a memorable learning experience for all attendees.
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WHY IS A QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM IMPORTANT

The other day, I was visiting a friend at my local VA hospital. The landscaping was beautifully maintained. There was a fountain and walking paths around the grounds. The parking lot was meticulously maintained. Everything looked perfect until I rounded a corner and came across a construction fence.

Workers were removing brick from the facade in various locations across the building envelope. I could see brick missing from the top of the wall at the roofline, around many windows, and along the foundation line. There were so many holes I wondered how the workers were maintaining the integrity of the facade. Through the holes in the brick I could see a perfect cross-section of the building envelope...
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ABAA IN ACTION

ABAA participated with a booth at the 1st conference put on by the publishers of Design and Durability. This was the first show for this group. The attendance was approximately 150 people. ABAA participated as an exhibitor and association partner for the event. The booth was manned by Ryan Dalgleish and Laverne Dalgleish.
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TECHNICAL RESOURCES

Please click on the following link for a 135 page report on Air Leakage Control in Multi-Unit Residential Buildings, with a focus on development of testing and measurement strategies to quantify air leakage.
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ABAA PROFILES

Deb Kichline, ABAA Board of Directors and Chairman of the Quality Assurance Program Committee

Jodie Levesque,
Membership &
Client Services


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