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November, 2012

GREETINGS FROM THE BOARD

ABAA has been busy as the planning for next year’s conference has taken off. ABAA is happy to announce that the 2nd Air Barrier conference has been scheduled for next spring. Please mark these dates in your calendar right away: March 26-28, 2013. ABAA has decided to return to the Chicago Hyatt for the conference with many improvements in the works. We appreciated everyone’s feedback from last year’s conference and have taken these concerns into consideration during the planning. Stay tuned for more details coming very soon!
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ABAA - LEADING RESEARCH IN AIR BARRIERS

The last edition of the ABAA newsletter was an introduction to the research project that ABAA has been leading for the past while. Now, as we bring to light the details of the project, you will be able to see how the results of this research will affect everyone involved in the Air Barrier industry.
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UPCOMING TRAINING

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

November 27-29, 2012 – Self Adhered & Fluid Applied – Emeryville, CA

December 4-6, 2012 – Self Adhered & Fluid Applied – Hudson, OH

January 22-24, 2013 – Self Adhered & Fluid Applied – Emeryville, CA

January 29-31, 2013 – Spray Polyurethane Foam – East Windsor, NJ

February 12-14, 2013 – Self Adhered & Fluid Applied – Bronx, NY

UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS

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

SPFA Convention & Expo
February 12-15, 2013
Jacksonville, FL

ABAA Conference 2013
March 26-28, 2013
Chicago, IL

ABAA UPDATES

New Spray Foam Training Course for ABAA Certification

Continuing Education for ABAA Auditors

ABAA TECHNICAL UPDATES

New Vapor Permeable Flexible Sheet Water-Resistive Barrier master specification

Acceptable and non-acceptable tools for testing adhesion/cohesion of SPF on ABAA jobs

ABAA Whole Building Air Tightness Testing Committee and Task Group Updates

New self-adhered air barrier material listings

ABAA COMMITTEES – WHOLE BUILDING AIR TIGHTNESS TESTING COMMITTEE

The Whole Building Air Tightness Testing Committee is mandated to develop industry standards for whole building air tightness testing as well as providing technical support for ABAA members about this testing.
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YOUR QUESTIONS, OUR ANSWERS:

Where are air barriers required by code?

Air barriers are an industry that we all work in every day, ensuring the constant quality of manufacture, design, quality assurance and installation of an effective assembly. We all strive to ensure buildings last their designed service life, increase building occupant comfort, reduce energy bills, and have a building environmental separator which presents fewer opportunities for moisture and air-related concerns.
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