Failure of a building’s barrier system can have serious consequences for everyone involved. Choosing a system that is simple to specify, easy to install and has been independently validated to comply with code requirements resolves challenges related to AWRB installation. This program will cover the various barrier systems, important aspects of the building and energy codes and review the characteristics of a high-performance barrier system.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how the material science of air barriers leads to energy efficiency.
  • Identify and distinguish between different types of barrier systems for buildings.
  • Understand important codes relevant to Air + Water-Resistive Barriers to meet fire code and life safety requirements.
  • Describe the five requirements of Air + Water-Resistive Barriers to maintain structural integrity of the envelope while meeting occupant comfort and welfare needs.