Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure


Air Barriers: Purpose, Technologies and Challenges

Webinar On Demand
Sponsored by USG Tremco

Presented by Jean A. Wilcox

Together, USG Corporation and Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing will examine the importance of air barriers in construction. This will be an open discussion on the increasing requirements to control air, water, vapor and thermal to improve the overall performance of a building. This course will also discuss current air barrier technologies and installation practices that affect performance.

Jean A. Wilcox is a product manager at USG Corporation, and has over 25 years of product marketing experience. In her most recent role, Jean has focused on new product development and market strategy within USG’s Substrates Division. Past projects include redefining and launching a streamlined fulfillment system for customer marketing materials, as well as strategic development and deployment of online training tools and Digital Asset Management systems. She also has a diverse background in graphic and print communications, and has successfully lead teams in the global launch of new services for a Fortune 500 consulting firm. Based in Chicago, IL, Jean is active with ABAA functions and is a member of BMA and AMA.

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Continuing Education

Use the following learning objectives to focus your study while reading this month’s Continuing Education article.

Learning Objectives - After reading this article, you will be able to:

    Gain an understanding of air barrier components and their principle purpose in the building enclosure. Identify the impact air barriers have on a building’s energy efficiency, operating costs, indoor air quality and the infiltration of moisture. Better compare current air barrier technologies, uses, benefits and challenges of each type. Recognize how an integrated air barrier panel can speed and simplify installation, resulting in a more cost-effective outcome with predictable performance.

Credits: 1.00 AIA LU/HSW

This course was approved by the GBCI for 0 GBCI CE hour(s) for LEED Credential Maintenance.

This CEU is registered with the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) for continuing education credits (0 CEU value). Credit is accepted by the ASID, IIDA, and IDC.

This CEU is registered with the ????? (LEED BD+C) for continuing education credits (0 CEU value). Credit is accepted by the ???

This test is no longer available for credit
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