The Building Envelope’s Air & Vapor Barriers: What They Are and Why Should You Care - Earn 1 AIA HSW & SD Credit at Kuiken Brothers Product Expo November 8, 2018

Architects Conference at Kuiken Brothers LIVE Product Expo
Seminar Seating is VERY Limited, So RSVP Today!
Thursday, November 8, 2018 – Sheraton Crossroads Hotel, Mahwah, NJ

Kuiken Brothers’ LIVE Product Expo 2018 is a must attend event for architects looking to earn continuing education credits and receive a hands-on learning experience from Kuiken Brothers’ premier manufacturer and distribution partners. Walk side-by-side with your industry colleagues to learn more about the products that are readily available at our locations throughout the region. This event only showcases products that our team of experts have been trained on and are either in-stock, or readily available through our distribution partners ensuring if you specify, your projects will stay on-time, and on-budget.

2:30pm – 3:30pm The Building Envelope’s Air & Vapor Barriers: What They Are and Why Should You Care

Presented by Henry Company Building Envelope Systems
(Qualifies for 1 AIA HSW & SD Credit)

  • DOE and AIA have concluded that 40% of energy used to heat and cool our buildings is wasted through air seepage.
  • Mold and mildew issues are also driving the demand for an efficient air and water barrier for the exterior envelope system.
  • ASHRAE 189 High Performance Building Model Code– Sustainability for Commercial Buildings recommends air barriers for improved energy savings.
  • LEED v3 encourages the addition of air barriers for improved energy savings goals.
  • IBC language clearly transfers the design responsibility of the exterior weather barrier to the architect

This presentation will describe how to create an effective air and rain barrier system and vapor barriers where appropriate.
You will learn:

  • The physics of heat, air, and moisture flow in a building
  • What an air barrier is and how it is different from a vapor barrier
  • The difference between an air and rain barrier and a weather resistant barrier
  • What is a breathable membrane?
  • How to incorporate this technology into your wall system
  • Product standards
  • The effects if air leakage is ignored
  • Additional benefits when used with rain screens
  • ASHRAE’s position
  • Anticipated energy savings


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