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May, 2013

GREETINGS FROM THE BOARD

Welcome to the May edition of the ABAA Newsletter. As the new Chair of the Board of Directors, I am excited to continue building ABAA’s reputation and recognition in the industry. Here at ABAA, we have just completed a most successful 2nd Annual Trade Show & Conference that took place at the end of March in Chicago, IL. The conference also included training sessions and the Annual General Meeting (AGM). As a result from this year’s AGM, the torch has been passed to a new Executive Committee of the Board and several new Directors have been named along with new Committee Chairs.
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ABAA PROFILES

Marcy Tyler,
ABAA Director,
1st Vice-Chair &
Chair of the ABAA
Membership
Committee

Ryan Dalgleish,
Chief Operating
Officer

2013 Conference & Trade Show: SUCCESS!

At the ABAA Annual General Meeting held on the exhibit hall floor of the second Air Barrier Association of America’s Annual Conference & Trade Show, the question was asked to the audience “Who of you attended last year’s conference?” At least 50 hands were raised.
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UPCOMING TRAINING

May 7-9, 2013 – Self Adhered & Fluid Applied Materials Training – Carlisle, PA

May 13-15, 2013 – Self Adhered & Fluid Applied Materials Training – Kansas City, MO

May 21-23, 2013 – Self Adhered & Fluid Applied Materials Training – Emeryville, CA

June 18-20, 2013 – Self Adhered & Fluid Applied Materials Training – Bronx, NY

September 24-26, 2013 – Spray Polyurethane Foam Training – Hudson, OH

October 7-11, 2013 – 5-Day Spray Polyurethane Foam Training – East Windsor, NJ

UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS

BEC Cleveland Presentation
May 29, 2013
Warrensville Heights, OH
http://www.bec-cleveland.org/events/

ASQ 2013 World Conference on Quality & Improvement
May 6-8, 2013
Indianapolis, IN
http://wcqi.asq.org/index.html

2013 AIA Convention
June 20-22, 2013
Denver, CO
http://convention.aia.org/event/convention-home.aspx

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

ABAA AND INDUSTRY UPDATES

2012 ABAA Contractor Awards announced and handed out at the ABAA Conference & Trade Show

ABAA’s regrets to the family of David Giambrone

New Mechanically Attached Flexible Sheet Air Barrier Master Specification

Keep up to speed with which states have incorporated air barrier requirements into their commercial energy conservation codes. Information is posted as it is made available to the ABAA office. Please check back frequently!

2013 ABAA Conference Presentations on airbarrier.org

Apply now to become an official ABAA speaker!

Interested in how the Board of Directors is working? Check out the 2013 Board Member Orientation Manual, available now on ABAA’s website.

YOUR QUESTIONS, OUR ANSWERS:

How can I, an ABAA Certified Contractor, gain an edge at no cost?!

Over the last few months, I have been the recipient of a variety of phone calls from ABAA-member Contractors. In my opinion, no one cursed during these conversations but there was the use of certain English language terms that I shall refer to as “intensifiers”. Their main concern was that non-ABAA Contractors or ABAA contractors that haven’t been certified for a particular air barrier product technology were going to bid the job any way.
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