Navigating the Real, Imperfect Air Barrier Details

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA)
Presented by Pamela Jergenson, CCS, CCCA, BECxP, CxA+BE

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the top five air barrier issues in construction.
  2. Analyze actual air barrier details and mishaps for possible solutions.
  3. Formulate possible air barrier solutions in both design and construction phases.
  4. Coordinate air barrier product data, specifications, drawings and construction to minimize problems and change orders.



Solving air barrier details or mishaps during construction is possible, but do we really have time for that? Construction schedules and sequencing are compressed. Change orders and rework are expensive and time consuming. Discover through actual air barrier specifications, drawings and field photographs the possible options to solve details or mishaps before construction starts. Join this interactive seminar with polls and real examples during construction that delve into ways to avoid those last-minute detail changes.

Navigating Air Barrier Details

Photo courtesy of Braun Intertec


Pamela Jergenson is a Principal Consultant in the Building and Structure Sciences Group at Braun Intertec. She is a Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) and Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) from Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider (BECxP) and Accredited Commissioning Authority + Building Enclosure (CxA+BE) from University of Wisconsin-Madison, ABAA Licensed Field Auditor and Certified Speaker with Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA). Pam has over 35 years in construction with nearly 30 years in investigation, survey, design, construction observation, and construction contract administration of new and existing building enclosure projects; with expertise in exterior walls and air barriers.


Air Barrier Association of America The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) is a national, trade association that consists of a wide cross section of members in the building enclosure industry. ABAA is the national voice of the air barrier industry and has raised the level of quality in the industry through a Quality Assurance Program and is active in the areas of research, education, standards development, building codes and technical resources for the air barrier industry.


Originally published in August 2021