Air Barriers and Exterior Cladding
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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
Air Barrier and Exterior Cladding Case Studies
- Existing buildings
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6.0 HSW CE Hours
International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Building)
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6.0 HSW LUs (AIA)
Allison VerleyBuilding 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.
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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 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.
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 07/25/2026
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