Designing and Detailing Air Barrier Connections at Windows, Curtain Walls, and Storefronts

The Air Barrier (AB) requirements mandated by the 2012 International Building Code (IB) have brought about significant changes to detailing at fenestrations. Currently, insulated glass (IG) assemblies are designed based on building design and owner requirements. The corresponding AB transition details are often developed using the basis of design and manufacturer's suggested detailing. The overall connectivity of the AB at fenestrations must be considered in the design phase as product compatibility and functional constructability of the transitions may dictate different fenestration configurations or air barrier materials.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand typical fenestration and transitional detailing concerns to include preferred transition details
2. Learn about the most common materials utilized in providing AB connectivity at fenestrations and transitions
3. Understand the difference in detailing conventional windows and those with integral (new construction) flanges
4. Understand wall and sill flashing basics

Start Time: 3/7/2017 9:00:00 AM
End Time: 3/7/2017 9:50:00 AM

Presented by:

Steve Bohlen, P.E., RRC, BECxP, ABAA
Gale Associates, Inc.

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Derek Ziese, P.E.
Project Engineer
Gale Associates, Inc.

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Room Number: 330

Audience: Intermediate

CEU: 0.1


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