Air / Moisture Barrier Advancements and Coming Industry Change

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Join us on October 8 for a joint program between BEC-Minnesota and CSI!

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM



Members – $10.00

Non-Members – $25.00



11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Registration

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM Welcome and CSI Business

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Lunch

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Presentation

About this Course

The presentation will provide an update on current industry trends and research that has been completed for air/moisture management.  A number of exciting things are taking place in the air barrier industry and many changes are and will be taking place over the next few years.  Come learn about things that will impact on how you specify and design air barriers, along with technical and code changes that may impact material choices and performance requirements.  Items to be reviewed are:

  1. Quantifying Air and Moisture impacts on buildings, including energy and monetary savings and reduction in moisture transport
  2. A sticky subject – how well do air barriers adhere to the wall – results from research
  3. Let’s punch a bunch of holes in our air barrier and hope it works – Overview of fastener penetration research with Oak Ridge National Laboratories
  4. Updates to Building Codes for Whole Building Airtightness testing performance requirements
  5. Upcoming technical and research projects: What the industry is working on to create standards and guidelines for materials, test methods and technical resources
  6. Quality Assurance in the Field – What are the top field related issues?


Laverne Dalgleish

ABAA Executive Director

Principal of Building Professionals

Executive Director of the National Air Barrier Association

Chair – ULC S700 Committee on Thermal Performance in the Built Environment

Chair – ISO TC163 SC03 Thermal insulation materials, products and systems

Chair – Building Envelope Task Group for Standing Committee on Energy Efficiency

Mr. Laverne Dalgleish is the Executive Director of the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA). As such, he works to champion energy conservation in buildings while educating the building owners and designers about the benefits of energy conservation such as durability, comfort, reduced maintenance, reduced HVAC equipment costs and the positive impact on the environment.

Mr. Dalgleish travels North America to educate building owners and designers on the benefits of effective and working air barrier systems in buildings. This education mission includes working with standards development organizations, training and education groups, government policy departments, and quality assurance program developers for the construction industry. Mr. Dalgleish is the Secretariat of two ISO Committees, ISO TC61 SC10 Cellular Plastics and ISO TC163 SC3 Thermal Insulation Products. He is also Chair of the ULC Thermal Performance in the Building Environment Standards Committee.

Mr. Dalgleish was the key developer of the ABAA Quality Assurance Program for the installation of air barrier systems in buildings. This program is based on ISO 9000 and ISO 12576-2 but brings the ISO requirements together with practical applications for the air barrier industry.


Parking and Transportation

The most convenient parking is in the underground ramp that is underneath Opus Hall.  The entrance to the ramp is at 935 Hennepin Avenue.

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