The Proper Way To Specify An Air Barrier

Track 1: Design Sessions

Wednesday, May 9, 12:30 – 13:30

This program provides an in depth look at the testing and codes relating to Air Barrier Systems. The presenter will discuss performance testing, new code requirements’ and proper specification of an Air Barrier System. Participants will understand what an Air Barrier Association of
America evaluated air barrier assembly must go through to become an ABAA Evaluated System.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the benefits of the air barrier systems to the environment, building owner, and occupants.
  2. Discuss performance test standards relating to air barrier systems, including the NFPA 285 fire test.
  3. Examine the IECC 2012 & 2015 and ASHRAE 90.1‐2010 and their impact on air barrier systems.
  4. How to properly develop a performance specification for an air barrier system.
Level of content:
Construction & Testing

Roy Schauffele, Immediate Past-Chair – The Air Barrier Association of America
FCSI, CCPR, FABAA, LEED Green Associate

Division 7 Solutions, Inc.

Schauffele is an internationally published author and speaker in the fields of energy conservation and sustainable building envelopes including insulation, air barrier technology, roofing & waterproofing, vegetative & cool roofing, all with an eye towards improving building science, performance and quality of life. He is the acknowledged inventor of “The Perfect Wall” which is now the nationwide building code standard for wall construction.

He is President and founder of Division 7 Solutions, Inc, now entering its 31st year of continuous operations and recently sold off his manufacturing firm to an international corporation.

He was the first Technical Director of SPRI (Single Ply Roofing Institute), a Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Board Director. He has been an elected City Councilperson, a Texas Senate and Gubernatorial appointed official in the State of Texas.

He currently serves as a Past Board Chairman of the ABAA (Air Barrier Association of America), after 3 terms as Chairman. Currently a Technical Advisor to Build San Antonio Green (BSAG) and an award winner 2012 for his Technical Contributions to BSAG and last year named (2016) Individual Green Practitioner by the City of San Antonio for Sustainable Education and Outreach.

Globally, he is the only person to be a Fellow of both CSI and ABAA and he continues to be a requested national speaker on energy conservation and sustainability.