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METALCON / October 6-8 / 2021 Tampa

Air Leakage - The Test We All Must Pass

  • Location: Technical Know-how Learning Center
Thursday,October 07, 2021:12:30 PM -1:20 PM
/ CEU Credits:1

Speaker(s)

Robert Tiffin
Strategic Accounts Manager
Silvercote Lamination
Vincent Sagan
Senior Staff Engineer
MBMA

Description

Business Envelope & Metal in Architecture 

Changes are underway to energy standards and building codes, which will reduce air leakage limits and require testing to validate compliance. In most areas, whole-building air leakage testing is now an alternative compliance path; but many states will soon require on-site testing of new buildings to meet the code leakage limits.

To understand the impact of the changes, a testing project is proceeding, orchestrated by the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA), in collaboration with NAIMA and MBCEA. The testing objectives are to see how well metal buildings comply with the code air leakage requirements and to determine what elements of metal buildings may contribute to significant leakage. To date, several metal buildings with a variety of insulation systems located across the United States have been tested. The testing has confirmed that, when the right materials are specified and correctly installed, metal buildings pass the test.

Whole-building air leakage testing and compliance is inevitable. Contractors need the information to pass the test, the first time.

 THIS SESSION QUALIFIES FOR .10 ICC CEU

 THIS SESSION QUALIFIES FOR 1 AIA LU HSW


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