Friday / December 14, 2018 / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Air and Water Resistive Barrier Research

Gensler Chicago, 11 East Madison Street, 3rd floor, Chicago


People who don’t know, don’t know that they don’t know.  Discussion of issues in the industry where we don’t have the research and information on what is being done about it.  We all want to have our buildings perform and we need better ways of determining how to address issue of air leakage and water intrusion into the building envelope.  This presentation will cover research projects that have been done and projects that are on the list to be done.

Speaker: Mr. Laverne Dalgleish, executive director of the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA), has been actively involved in the construction industry for over 35 years and has specialized in building envelopes, energy efficiency and building performance for both commercial and residential construction. Starting as a builder in the 1970s, Laverne constructed some of the most energy efficient houses in North America, including houses that were Net Zero ready with a focus on high levels of airtightness and insulation. Since then, he has championed to transform the building industry to raise the bar in professionalism for building trades and focus on quality processes in construction to ensure long-term, high-performance buildings. Laverne is actively involved in the standards development process and has been involved with International Organization of Standardization (ISO) for over two decades, travelling around the world and creating development standards for the industry. 


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Sponsored By

Building Enclosure Council-Chicago

Learning Units

1.5 LU/HSW

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