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Thursday, September 28, 2023 
9:00 am – 4:15 pm CDT

Presented by: Allison Verley

Development of and Applications for Air Barriers and Exterior Cladding

  • Science of air flow and thermal bridging
  • Air pressure and airflow in buildings
  • The importance of air-tightness for energy conservation
  • Additional benefits of exterior cladding systems
  • Development of modern materials and systems

Purpose of Air Barriers in Building Envelope Systems

  • Current and anticipated building and energy code standards
  • Advanced requirements for air-tightness: 
    • Passive House Standard
  • Features and components of air-barrier systems

Evaluating and Designing Air-Barrier Systems

  • Construction of exterior walls
  • Types of membranes and airflow/leakage
  • Location and installation of membrane systems
  • Roof air barriers

Evaluating and Designing Exterior Cladding Systems

  • Metrics for measuring system performance
    • Fire safety, acoustics, moisture control, thermal performance and sustainability
  • Exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS)
    • Barrier wall systems
    • Wall drainage systems
  • Metal systems
  • Stone/masonry wall systems
  • Vinyl
  • Fiber-cement

Air Barrier and Exterior Cladding Case Studies

  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Existing buildings

Webinar Instructions

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Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

6.0 LU|HSW

International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request

6.0 HSW LUs (AIA)


Allison Verley

Building Envelope Specialist, Construction Innovations Co, Inc.

Ms. Verley has taken her background in civil engineering and growing up with architecture in her blood to combine into a focus of building science. She believes knowledge is power and there is always a solution for every situation especially when it comes to historic preservation. Ms. Verley focuses on the energy performance of the building as well innovating and integrating new solutions to enhance performance and longevity. Through science she focuses on chemistries, and utilization of the correct solutions and systems for each individual project rather than a cookie cutter approach.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Air Barriers and Exterior Cladding

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This six-hour course examines the development, applications, and purpose of air barriers and exterior cladding, including relevant building codes and energy standards. The course will then focus on how to evaluate and design air-barrier systems and exterior cladding systems. The course concludes with commercial, residential, and renovation case studies.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the science of air flow, thermal bridging, and air pressure in buildings and explain the importance and benefits of air-tightness of buildings.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with current building and energy code standards and identify the advanced requirements of the passive house standard.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to review different types of membranes and their airflow/leakage and discuss the location and installation of these membrane systems.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to determine and analyze metrics for measuring system performance of fire safety, acoustics, moisture control, thermal control, and sustainability.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: None

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/25/2026

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $329.00


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Streamable MP4/PDF

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