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September, 2012

GREETINGS FROM THE BOARD

Well this summer has sure flown by and ABAA has been very busy planning and executing the strategic plan. A tremendous amount of work is happening behind the scenes to ensure that ABAA is the “Voice” for the air barrier industry and continues to raise the credibility and quality of the industry.

Over the summer, a number of exciting things have happened and are moving forward. Some of these include:
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ABAA - BEHIND THE SCENES

Everyone enjoys seeing a finished home, fully furnished, ready to live in. But all of us know that to get to that point, much work and planning is needed.
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UPCOMING TRAINING

September 18-20, 2012 – Spray Polyurethane Foam Training – East Windsor, NJ

September 25-28, 2012 – Self Adhered & Fluid Applied Training – Hudson, OH

October 9-11, 2012 – Self Adhered & Fluid Applied Training – Sanford, ME

October 30-Novermber 1, 2012 – Self Adhered & Fluid Applied Training – Bronx, NY

November 6-8, 2012 – Self Adhered & Fluid Applied – Atlanta, GA

November 13-15, 2012 – Spray Polyurethane Foam – Charlotte, NC

UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS

Engineered Systems High-Performance Buildings Conference
September 12-13, 2012
Falls Church, VA

Great Plains Energy Codes Conference
October 16 -18, 2012
Omaha, NE

RCI Building Envelope Technology Systems
October 22-23, 2012
Phoenix, AZ

Greenbuild Expo & Conference
November 14-16, 2012
San Francisco, CA

ABAA UPDATES

More Education for Design Professionals

Have you joined the ABAA group on LinkedIn?

ABAA Director Receives Award!

ABAA TECHNICAL UPDATES

Mandatory ASTM E2357 Testing

New ABAA Master Specification For Boardstock -
Rigid Cellular Thermal Insulation Board

Whole Building Air Tightness Testing Workshop at ASTM

New ABAA Evaluated Materials and Assemblies

Process for Approval for Water Resistive Barriers

ABAA COMMITTEES

Objective: The Contractor Committee’s purpose is to actively develop and support ABBA Contractors through the promotion and implementation of properly installed high performance air/vapor barrier systems.
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YOUR QUESTIONS, OUR ANSWERS:

How can I make sure my ABAA Audit runs smoothly?

ABAA Auditors are typically responsible for multiple projects across a wide geographic area. With this in mind, there are a number of things Installers can do to ensure audits go smoothly. Scheduling is the most vital. The general guideline is to schedule any audit two weeks in advance, however, if the project is not scheduled to start for months the Auditor will appreciate this information. Communication of timeline changes is always welcome.
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