AIA Eastern New York  + ABAA Air Barrier Symposium (5 HSW CEU's)

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September 25, 2018
8:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown
25 Chapel St.
Albany, NY 12210

$55 for members registering or those that pre-register in advance of the event
$65 for non-members registering and for those registering at the door

(*Breakfast and lunch included with registration)



8:00 – 8:30      Sign In & Welcome 

8:30 – 8:45      Introductions: ABAA, AIA, Sponsors 

8:45 – 10:00    “By Others”: The Elusive Subcontractor Responsible for Transitions 
Andrew Dunlap (1.25 CEU)                 

10:00 – 10:15  Break 

10:15 – 11:30  Through Wall Flashings Compatibility Sustainability & Performance
Craig Wetmore (1.25 CEU)

 11:30 – 12:15  Lunch 

12:15 – 1:30    Air Barrier Specifications & Quality Assurance
Ryan Dalgleish (1.25 CEU)

 1:30 – 1:45      Break      

 1:45 – 3:00      Roof to Wall Connection – The Big Disconnect
Roy Schauffele FCSI, FABAA, CCPR, FABAA, LEED Green Assoc.  (1.25 CEU)

Our Presenters:
Andrew Dunlap

Director of the Air Barrier Association of America
Co-Chairman of the ABAA Research Committee

Andrew Dunlap’s primary work experience is in the analysis and development of exterior building enclosures, including historic buildings. Exterior enclosure expertise is comprised of roofing, skylights, windows, curtain walls, rainscreen/cavity walls and waterproofing, and includes development of remediation options and construction documents for corrective work. Andrew’s work focuses on providing energy efficient designs as he regularly participates in validating designs for energy code compliance or to exceed code requirements. Project responsibilities include the collection of detailed building information, investigation and analysis of existing conditions, computerized thermal analysis of building systems (WUFI 5.2, THERM 7, WINDOW 7, and other software packages), formulation of remediation plans, preparation of construction documents for remediation, and construction contract administration including field observation and systems testing. This work often includes performing diagnostic field water tests as part of the forensic investigations or used to validate installed conditions.

Craig Wetmore

Director of the Air Barrier Association of America
Chair of the ABAA Voice Committee
York Manufacturing

Craig Wetmore has over 20 years of experience in the building industry. Craig has been the President of York Manufacturing since 2009. He has a concentrated knowledge in through-wall flashings, moisture management and wall components. Craig is active in building community where he is a member of CSI, RCI, USGBC, ASTM and the ABAA. He serves as 1st Vice President for the Maine CSI Chapter, he is the chairperson of ABAA’s Voice Committee (education and outreach), is a member of ABAA’s Flashings and Terminations Committee, and serves as a Director on the Board of Directors of the ABAA.

Craig has given presentations to architectural firms, engineering firms, AIA chapters, Building Enclosure Councils, and CSI chapters. His presentation centers on through-wall flashings compatibility with air barriers and insulation products, lifecycle costs and installation advice on all different types of through-wall flashings.

Craig and the York team have developed many new products to solve the issues that are encountered in the drainage of water from the building envelope.


Ryan Dalgleish

Chief Operating Officer of the Air Barrier Association of America

Ryan has been involved in the building enclosure and building performance areas of construction in both the commercial and residential sectors for over 20 years. Ryan acts in the position of Chief Operating Officer for the Air Barrier Association of America.

Ryan is a trainer, facilitator and performed a number of management roles for over 2 decades. He is also actively involved in research, training development and delivery, certification management and helping industries increase their professionalism.

Ryan obtained credentials in Adult Education, Leadership and Organizational Excellence from the University of Manitoba and has been mentored and trained by some of the best building scientist's in the world. Ryan is a certified Net Zero building instructor, teaches master builder courses to builders across the country and is a frequent speaker at various technical presentations dealing with the building enclosure to various building official associations, city departments, building enclosure councils and chapters of the American Institute of Architects, Construction Specifications Institute and a number of local home builder associations.

Ryan frequently publishes papers for design and construction magazines such as Journal of Building Enclosure and Design, Construct Canada, Interface, Western Exteriors, Coating Pro Magazine, Spray Foam Professional to name a few.


Roy Schauffele

 FCSI, CCPR, FABAA, LEED Green Associate

Schauffele is an internationally published author and speaker in the fields of energy conservation and sustainable building envelopes including insulation, air barrier technology, roofing & waterproofing, vegetative & 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.

He currently serves as a Past Board Chairman of the ABAA (Air Barrier Association of America), after 3 terms as Chairman. Currently a Technical Advisor to Build San Antonio Green (BSAG) and an award winner 2012 for his Technical Contributions to BSAG and last year named (2016) Individual Green Practitioner by the City of San Antonio for Sustainable Education and 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.


Program Descriptions + Learning Objectives:


“By Others” The Elusive Subcontractor Responsible for Transitions:

This course will take you through a multitude of details with a review of assembly environmental separators that will show common enclosure assembly discontinuities and provide an education on common system transition methods. 

Learning Objectives:

  • How transitions impact building enclosure performance.
  • Why poor transitions can result in reduced energy efficiency.
  • Learn how poor transitions can increase the risk of condensation.
  • Discover how various compatibility and logistical issues can impact the options available to achieve proper transition details.

Through-Wall Flashing Compatibility Sustainability and Performance

Understanding the performance characteristics, the recycled/recyclable content, ability to survive installation, and life cycle costs of the different through-wall flashing materials.

Learning Objectives:

  • Composite each type of flashing and their effects on sustainability and life cycle costs
  • Have a better understanding of how to specify through-wall flashings and avoid compatibility issues
  • Understand the performance characteristics different types commonly used cavity wall materials and how to create a resilient flashing system
  • Recognize some of the challenges of installation


Air Barrier Specifications and Quality Assurance

The QAP ties the manufacturer, the contractor and the installer together to ensure that the products are installed properly. It is based on ISO 9000 and ISO 12576‐2 standards. The presentation defines exactly what quality assurance is, how it is different than quality control, the impact of poor quality on a building system and a review of the key components of the quality assurance program for air barriers.

Learning Objectives:

• Describe how quality management systems can be applied to the construction process and how quality assurance differentiates with quality control
• Assess potential impacts to cost, scheduling, building performance and durability by poor installation of air barriers through the use of case studies.
• Describe language required in a specification that provides key criteria in regards to implementing an air barrier site quality assurance program to reduce liability and risk.
• Define key components of an air barrier site quality assurance program and assess the importance of each component and how they interrelate.
• Through use of illustration and actual project site photo’s, identify acceptable and unacceptable installation of a variety of air barrier materials to determine if the assembly would meet manufacturer’s installation instructions and code requirements.

Roof to Wall Connection - The Big Disconnect

As more states, jurisdictions and the design community require air barriers, the issue of connecting the wall air barrier assembly to other building assemblies, such as below grade, window systems and roofs need to be completely understood in order to design and construct a functioning building enclosure.

One of the most often missed or not well executed details is the connection between the wall air barrier and roof assembly. With a myriad of roof systems, wall configurations and the growing number of wall air barrier products, it can be difficult to navigate the process in regards to what systems work best with each other and the chemical compatibility of these systems.

This presentation will focus on things to consider from a design standpoint, along with practical approaches to ensuring a robust connection is constructed and executed. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why the roof/wall air barrier intersection is critical to building performance in regards to moisture management and air leakage control and common design and field errors
  • Become aware of compatibility issues related to wall and roof air barrier components for the myriad of air barriers and roofing assemblies that exist in the market today.
  • Identify pre-construction coordination items to review and allocation of responsibilities to sub-trades for proper execution of connection.
  • Review requirements for detailing the roof/wall interface and the sequence of construction for most common roof/wall air barrier connections 

Thank you to our sponsors:


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