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Building Enclosure Council - Symposium

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BEC Boston hosts Symposium by Air Barrier Association of America

Please join us for a day of discussion about air barriers. We will be presenting three speakers in collaboration with the Air Barrier Association of America.

Air Barrier Specifications & Quality Assurance, presented by Ryan Dalgleish, will review some of the new tools available in regards to specifying different levels of building airtightness above code mandated minimums. These tools help assess the energy reduction from base levels of building airtightness and the corresponding financial savings, along with quantification of the impacts airtightness has on moisture movement transported by air leakage.

“By Others” The Elusive Subcontractor Responsible for Transitions”, presented by Andrew Dunlap, 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.

To diffuse or not to diffuse, presented by Chris Schumacher, will discuss the ideal wall assembly and when the air barrier needs to be permeable or non-permeable.