This course is registered for 1 HSW hour with AIA and will look at the main types of air barriers available for commercial building enclosure, which includes mechanically fastened, self-adhering, fluid applied and spray foam. It also addresses the main air barrier benefits, which include improved performance, durability, and indoor environment. While we will focus on types of air barrier membranes, it must be emphasized that air barriers must be thought of as systems which include, in addition to the primary membranes, the installation and continuity accessories. We will address how different systems have different accessories, but continuity detailing is important and critical for all systems. Take the course.
- March 2012
- Building Envelope