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May 2012

GREETINGS FROM THE BOARD

With the winning success of the 1st ABAA Conference & Trade Show behind us, the ABAA Board of Directors would like to thank all who were involved in making this first ABAA Conference & Trade Show a tremendous success! Even though this was the first conference of its kind, the overwhelming response from the industry indicates that this won’t be the last. With professionals from all aspects of the Air Barrier industry gathered together, the conference was able to educate, inform and offer high quality knowledge to all attendees.
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2012 ABAA CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW

With great success, the first ABAA Conference & Trade Show took over the Hyatt Chicago this past April 10-12, 2012. With over 380 in attendance, all were invited to meet & chat with the 40 exhibitors.>
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UPCOMING TRADESHOWS

May 17-19, 2012 – AIA 2012 National Convention – Washington, DC

This year at the AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition, we are focusing on the value that making strong professional connections can have for you and for the profession as a whole. You can think of this as a national forum to meet in-person and discuss the topics that matter most.

June 18-20, 2012 – National High Performance Building Conference – San Francisco, CA

The National High Performance Building Conference at Ecobuild America is positioned as one of the top events for high performance, green building, sustainability and information technology for the building and construction industry. Ecobuild America is the only tradeshow that delivers the federal government and policy makers charged with improving building performance in all federal buildings.

June 23-27, 2012 – ASHRAE 2012 Annual Conference – San Antonio, TX

UPCOMING TRAINING

May 15-17, 2012 – Spray Polyurethane Foam – Hudson, OH

May 22-24, 2012 – Self Adhered and Fluid Applied – Charlotte, NC

June 26-28, 2012 – Self Adhered and Fluid Applied – Emeryville, NC

WAGDY ANIS – DIRECTOR EMERITUS AWARD

During the first day of the ABBA Conference & Trade Show, Wagdy Anis received the award of Director Emeritus in recognition of his extraordinary contributions in advancing the air barrier industry & his outstanding efforts in establishing the Air Barrier Association of America.
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WE’RE LISTENING: FEEDBACK FROM YOU AND OTHER ABBA MEMBERS

In an effort to increase communication with ABAA members and let their voices be heard, ABAA hosted a session on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 called "Your ABBA & Its Plan. Come With Your Input".
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SIGN UP! NEW COMMITTEES NEED YOUR HELP!

Since the recently updated ABAA Strategic Plan has been implemented, the opportunity is now available for ABAA members to join committees that make up the inner workings of ABAA.
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: FOUR NEW DIRECTORS NOMINATED TO THE BOARD!

During discussions of the new ABAA Strategic Plan 2012-2014, one of the objectives the current board members agreed upon was to diversify membership composition of the board to more closely align with actual membership composition.
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ABAA IN ACTION

ABAA exhibited at the USACE Conference – High Performance Building Envelope Workshop in San Antonio on March 6-8, 2012
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WHAT ELSE IS ABAA DOING?

Standing committees are formed by the Board of Directors to carry out the association’s mission, design and develop policies and procedures and make recommendations to the Board. Here’s what our committees have been up to...
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YOUR QUESTIONS, OUR ANSWERS:

How are ABAA-specified projects tracked?

As ABAA gains more and more recognition in the construction industry, there are a growing number of architects choosing to specify their projects to include ABAA requirements. As a result, the ABAA office is kept busy as they constantly track and follow the progress of these projects.

The first way ABAA handles the volume of projects is by subscribing to the McGraw Hill Construction Network. (Dodge). This is a tool used for tracking projects, viewing their specs, and information about bidding. By using Dodge, ABAA is able to view which projects contain ABAA specs and the closing bid date.
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NEW ABAA-EVALUATED AIR BARRIER MATERIALS AND AIR BARRIER ASSEMBLIES

BASF - Enershield-I, Senershield-VB, Finestop-VB

NEW ABAA MEMBERS IN 2012

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS:

  • 2001 Company
  • Bladerunners, LLC
  • Foresight Services
  • Four Points Energy Solutions
  • Glazing Consultants International, LLC
  • Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects
  • Green Summit Consulting
  • Inspec, Inc.
  • Krismer Consulting
  • Merrick & Co.
  • OAC Services
  • Retro-Tech Systems Building Envelope
  • Technical Assurance, Inc.
  • The MBA Group LLC
  • HICAPS, Inc

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS:

  • AK & J Sealants, LLC
  • Alamo Waterproofing, Inc.
  • Alcal Specialty Contracting, Inc.
  • APS Contracting, Inc.
  • Arctic Insulation Specialists, Inc.
  • Bearing Masonry
  • Blue Ridge Energy Works, LLC
  • Bradleigh Applications, Inc.
  • Buckeye Sealants & Waterproofing, LLC
  • C & W Specialties, Inc.
  • Charles Masonry, Inc.
  • Cost Co.
  • F.W. Walton, Inc.
  • Forsythe Caulking, Inc.
  • Garland Insulating Ltd.
  • George Moehrle Masonry, Inc.
  • Glenmark Construction Co., Inc.
  • Guaranteed Waterproofing & Construction, LLC
  • Henkemeyer Coatings, Inc.
  • Phinney Industrial Roofing
  • Restor Technologies, Inc.
  • Seal Caulking and Waterproofing
  • Seal Pro
  • Tailored Foam, Inc.
  • ThomRIOS
  • Weather Shield, Inc.

MANUFACTURER MEMBERS:

  • Atlas Roofing Company
  • Firestone Specialty Products
  • Sika Corporation

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