2023 ABAA Conference Schedule

Time Presentation Speaker(s) Room
8:00am – 8:30am Opening Remarks: ABAA Initiatives, Goals and Successes
Message from Platinum Sponsor
Centennial Ballroom E-H
8:30am – 9:30am Warmer, Wetter, and Windier: Future Proofing Your Building Enclosure for Extreme Weather David Altenhofen Centennial Ballroom E-H
9:30am – 10:00am BREAK
10:00am – 11:00am Successful Air Barrier Installation – A Case Study Michael Repka Centennial Ballroom E-H
11:00am – 11:45am ABAA Updates & ABAA Awards Ceremony
11:45am – 1:00pm Lunch
Time Presentation Speaker(s) Room
1:00pm – 2:00pm Challenges & Solutions for Projecting Façade Elements Steven Black and Elizabeth Cassin Centennial Ballroom E-H
2:00pm – 2:30pm BREAK
2:30pm – 3:30pm Combatting Thermal Bridging within the Building Envelope Brian Neely Centennial Ballroom E-H
3:30pm – 4:00pm BREAK
4:00pm – 5:00pm The ABAA QAP, An Architects Cheat Guide to Sustainable Durable Buildings Amy Baker and Brian Stroik Centennial Ballroom E-H
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Board Meet & Greet: The Peaks Lounge


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Attendees are not bound by specific tracks and can attend any presentation they are interested in.

Time Presentation Speaker(s) Room
8:30am – 9:30am New Energy Code Impacts on Whole Building Air Leakage Testing Lee Durston Centennial Ballroom E-H
8:30am – 9:30am Megapanel Mania: Prefabricated Exterior Wall Assemblies Patrick Reicher and Sarah Sinusas Centennial Ballroom D
9:30am – 9:45am BREAK
9:45am – 10:45am Change is in the Air (barrier!) Ben Meyer and Theresa Weston Centennial Ballroom E-H
9:45am – 10:45am Installing Weather-Resistive Barriers: A General Contractor’s Perspective Brian Lenz Centennial Ballroom D
10:45am – 11:00am BREAK
11:00am – 12:00pm Adventures in Hygrothermal Modeling Keith Simon Centennial Ballroom E-H
11:00am – 12:00pm High Performance Building Envelope Steven Tratt Centennial Ballroom D
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
Time Presentation Speaker(s) Room
1:00pm – 2:00pm At the Roof Edge: Intersection of Design and Performance Jennifer Keegan Centennial Ballroom E-H
1:00pm – 2:00pm Dispelling the Myths About Building Enclosure Warranties Amy Baker, Melissa Payne, Brian Stroik and Corey Zussman Centennial Ballroom D
2:00pm – 2:15pm BREAK
2:15pm – 3:15pm Well, That Doesn’t Look Like What’s on Paper: Common Pitfalls in Air Barrier Coordination Elizabeth Rodenkirch and Brian Rose Centennial Ballroom E-H
2:15pm – 3:15pm Tales From the Clip-board Torrance Kramer Centennial Ballroom D
3:15pm – 3:30pm BREAK
3:30pm – 4:30pm Whole Building Airtightness: A 439 Building Study of Performance Mike Poirier Centennial Ballroom E-H

Lunch and coffee breaks are being provided on the third day of the conference (committee meeting day).






Time Committee Room Chair
8:00 – 9:00 AM Contractors Centennial B Matt Giambrone
8:00 – 9:00 AM Research Centennial A Sarah Flock & Andrew Dunlap
9:15 – 10-:15 AM QAP Centennial B Chris Huettig & Tom Kita
9:15 – 11:15 AM Technical Centennial A Andrea Wagner Watts & Cody Shelner
10:30 – 11:30 AM Marketing Centennial B Matt Nelson & Craig Wetmore
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM (working lunch) Education and Training Centennial A Dave Pennington
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM (working lunch) Transitions, Terminations, and Flashings Ad Hoc Group Centennial B Adam Ugliuzza & Craig Wetmore
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Conference Hospitality Suite Len Anastasi & John Chamberlin

MAY 1 – 3

Course Length: 2.5 Days
(May 3 is a half-day of offsite hands-on training for Installers & Auditors)

Time Course Room Trainer
8:00am – 5:00pm Self Adhered and Fluid Applied Training TBD ABAA
8:00am – 5:00pm Spray Polyurethane Foam Training TBD ABAA
8:00am – 4:30pm Field Auditor Training TBD ABAA