How To Develop Performance Specifications

Track 3: Design Professionals Training

Wednesday, April 19, 08:00 – 09:30

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 requirementsand 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 air barrier systems to the environment, building owner, and occupants. What comprises an Air Barrier assembly.
  2. Discuss performance test standards relating to air barrier systems, including the NFPA 285 fire test.
  3. Examine the IECC 2012, IECC 2015, and ASHRAE 90.1 and their impact on air barrier systems.
  4. How to properly develop a performance specification for an Air Barrier System
Level of content:
Basic - Advanced
Design Professionals
Testing, Analysis and Quality Assurance Program

Roy Schauffele, FCSI, CCPR, FABAA, LEED Green Assoc.

Kemper Systems America
107 Ave. B, Converse, TX

Schauffele is an internationally published author and speaker in the fields of roofing, insulation and air barriers and currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the ABAA (Air Barrier Association of America), Technical Advisor to Build San Antonio Green and founding member of the Earthen Construction Initiative. He has won numerous City of San Antonio and State of Texas green & sustainable awards and recognitions. He is a Fellow of both CSI and ABAA.