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Ground Hog Day: Recurring Air Barrier Installation Issues

About This Program

How do we give air barriers a chance of success? One of the risk management strategies is to require a robust quality assurance program in the specifications that require certified contractors, trained and certified installers, evaluated materials, and on-site 3rd party audits. 

This presentation will discuss the role of the quality assurance audits, point out what to look for when doing site observation/quality control, and provide real life examples that can help you identify installation issues on your project, what caused them, and what corrective action can be taken.

Session Takeaways

  • Understand how site quality assurance audits, field observation and sit quality control fit into an overall quality assurance and risk management strategy
  • Determine responsibilities of all building enclosure stakeholders to coordinate and execute a plan for quality installation
  • Identify typical issues found in the installation process and what caused these for a variety of air barrier systems by visual inspection
  • Through the use of job site photos, demonstrate the physical testing that can be done on a variety of air barrier systems

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Learning Units

CSI: 1.0 LU
*May be submitted for domain specific learning units to CDT recertification, and/or general learning units for CCCA, CCS, and CCPR.

Relevant Practices

General Project Delivery
Specifying/Information Management
Product Selection/Specification
Construction Management/Construction
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Ownership/Property Management