Building Enclosures: Air-Control Fundamentals – Part 3 of 3

 
Sponsored by Dörken Systems Inc.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain why airtightness is part of high-performance buildings.
  2. Identify the building science behind air control for enclosures.
  3. Apply building science fundamentals to air control for high-performance buildings.
  4. Assess the evolving air barrier and airtightness requirements for building.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NSAA
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course is approved as a Core Course
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia
This test is no longer available for credit

The control of air infiltration and exfiltration is becoming increasingly important for modern energy-efficient buildings. This course presents the arguments for airtightness in buildings and how to detail air-barrier systems. Because airtightness is a “whole building” characteristic that depends on the work of multiple trades, we will also look at commissioning and inspection during construction. You will come away with a stronger understanding of how air-barrier systems work and how to solve common problems in design and construction.

Part 2

 

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Originally published in December 2018

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