BEC Houston and ABAA – June 2018 Symposium – Air Barrier Systems

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June 28, 2018
8:30 AM
Amegy Tower
1717 West Loop South
9th Level (JCC-A & B)
Houston, TX 77054

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BEC Houston and ABAA – June 2018 Symposium – Air Barrier Systems

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

8:30 – 9:00 AM – Registration/networking and breakfast
9:00 to 10:30 AM – Presentation 1; Presented by Roy Schauffele, Founder & President, Division 7 Solutions, Inc.
10:30 to 11:00 AM – Questions/Break
11 AM to 12:30 PM – Presentation 2; Presented by Laverne Dalgliesh, Principal, Building Professional, Inc.
12:30 PM – Lunch and open discussion/questions


Location:  Amegy Tower – 1717 West Loop South, 9th Level (JCC-A and B), Houston, Texas 77054; visitor parking available in building garage.


BEC Yearly Membership Registration will be $30 per year or $20.00 registration fee for BEC non-members, free for current BEC Members (membership fee waived for those that attended last year’s final event), students and interns.


Presentation 1: The Proper Way to Specify an Air Barrier to Meet ASHRAE 90.1, IECC-2015, IGCC, and LEED v4.0  1) Understand the benefits of the air barrier systems to the environment, building owner, and occupants; 2) Discuss performance test standards relating to air barrier systems, including the NFPA 285 fire test; 3) Examine the IECC 2012 & 2015 and ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and their impact on air barrier systems; 4) How to properly develop a performance specification for an air barrier system.

Presentation 2: Achieving a High Performance Air Barrier System: Proper Design, Installation and Field Quality Control 1) Discuss how air barriers are part of a high performance building and how they control air movement, moisture movement, improve insulation performance and reduce energy needs of buildings; 2) Review key design considerations, critical interfaces for continuity, material performance requirements and specification language for the proper design and selection of the air barrier assembly; 3) Identify the typical installation requirements of a variety of air barrier materials and assemblies and common installation issues observed in the field; 4) Discuss the importance of proper construction sequencing, coordination of sub-trades, testing and inspection criteria and how to identify installation defects and remedial action required during the construction phase

Presenter Biographies: 

Presenter 1: Roy Schauffele, FCSI, CCPR, FABAA, LEED Green Assoc. is an internationally published author and speaker in the fields of energy conservation and sustainable building envelopes including insulation, air barrier technology, roofing and waterproofing, vegetative and cool roofing, all with an eye towards improving building science, performance and quality of life. He is the acknowledged inventor of “The Perfect Wall” which is now the nationwide building code standard for wall construction. He is president and founder of Division 7 Solutions, Inc., now entering its 31st year of continuous operations and recently sold off his manufacturing firm to an international corporation. He was the first Technical Director of SPRI (Single Ply Roofing Institute), a Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Board Director. He has been an elected City Councilperson, a Texas Senate and Gubernatorial appointed official in the State of Texas. After three years as Chairman, he currently serves as a Past Board Chairman of the ABAA (Air Barrier Association of America), a Technical Advisor to Build San Antonio Green (BSAG), award winner in 2012 for his Technical Contributions to BSAG, and last year named (2016) Individual Green Practitioner by the City of San Antonio for Sustainable Education Outreach. Globally, he is the only person to be a Fellow of both CSI and ABAA, and he continues to be a requested national speaker on energy conservation and sustainability.

Presenter 2: Laverne Dalgliesh 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. Laverne travels North America on a weekly basis to educate 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. Laverne 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. Laverne was the key developer of the ABAA Quality Assurance Program for the installation of air barrier systems in buildings. This program is based on ISO9000 and ISO 12576-2 but brings the ISO requirements together with practical applications for the air barrier industry.

2018 MAJOR SPONSORS:

  • Chamberlin
  • Terracon
  • JE Dunn
  • Zero / Six Consulting
  • Morrison Hershfield
  • Huber Engineered Woods