AIA|LA Building Performance & Regulations Committee - April 2014 Meeting
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
DLR Group, 3130 Wilshire Blvd, 6th Floor, Santa Monica, Ca. 90403
AIA|LA Building Performance & Regulations Committee - April 2014 Meeting

Fluid Applied Air Barrier Membranes: Advances and Applications

Where: DLR Group, 3130 Wilshire Blvd, 6th Floor, Santa Monica, Ca. 90403
When: Thursday, April 10th, 2014. 6PM-7PM
Provider: DuPont Building Inovations
Credits: 1 LU

Program #: Fluid Applied


Today's buildings are responsible for 38% of the world's energy usage, causing the demand for highly energy efficient and durable buildings to increase. One of the key elements in a highly energy efficient and durable building envelope is a continuous air barrier and water barrier system. 

There are several different types of air barrier membranes that are commonly used in the the industry, although fluid applied barrier continue to increase in popularity. There are hundreds of fluid applied air-barrier products currently available and they vary greatly in thickness and formulation. As commercial buildings become more energy efficient and complex, the need for a "high-performance" fluid air barrier system is increasing. 

This presentation will discuss some of the ey differences and performance advantages of these new high performance air barrier chemical formulations in contrast to traditional fluid applied applied air barrier formulations. 

Learning objectives: After attending this seminar you will be able to..
1. Discuss the impact of air leakage on building performance
2. Distinguish between Fluid Applied Air Barrier technical properties using their formulation chemistries
3. Design building envelope systems with a Fluid Applied Air Barrier
4. Specify a Fluid Applied Air Barrier System to meet your project's performance requirement.

Target Audience: Architects, Design Professionals, Specifiers, Owners, Contractors, Code Officials, Building Envelope Consultants, and Students. This program meets every expense level with time designed into the program for questions and answers. 

Speaker Bio:

Rene Sarver, CSI
DuPont Certified Commercial Specialist for Weatherization Partners Ltd. 

Rene is based in LA. Her primary responsibilities are to provide value added technical services to the architects, engineers and installers as it relates to moisture, air and vapor transmission. She has been with Weatherization Partners Ltd, the authorized distributor of DuPont Tyvek for 3 years. She has been in the construction field as a product representative for thirteen years. She currently calls on architects and their job sites to assist with details, specifications and instillation expertise, especially as it relates to DuPont Tyvek warranty package from North LA to Salinas and Fresno. She also does CEU accredited presentations for AIA and BEC organizations.