Durability + Design will present a free webinar, “D+D Specifiers Series Part 2: Air Barriers: Keeping Pace with Changes in the Wind,” scheduled for 11 a.m. EST Wednesday, April 18.
Only an option in the past, air barriers will soon be required on buildings due to building-code changes. Today, air barriers are an essential part of high-performance exterior cladding and they are crucial to preventing the infiltration of unwanted air and the exfiltration of conditioned air.
This second installment of the D+D Specifiers Series will discuss the upcoming building code changes that will affect the use of air barriers, further define air barriers and various types of barriers, and discuss emerging products and issues.
The webinar will also explain the differences between an air barrier and a vapor retarder.
The webinar will be presented by Walter Scarborough (SCI, SCIP AIA), Dallas regional manager for HALL Building Information Group LLC and a registered architect and specifier with more than 30 years of technical experience with a range of building types.
| Walter Scarborough|
Scarborough is revision author for CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide; co-author of the college textbook Building Construction, Principles, Materials and Systems, now in its second edition; has written numerous articles for periodicals; has taught college courses; has given presentations at local, state, regional, and national conferences; is active in the Construction Specifications Institute at national and chapter levels; is past president of the Dallas CSI chapter; is a member of the Institute Education Committee; has CDT, CCS, and CCCA certifications from CSI; received CSI’s J. Norman Hunter Memorial Award in 2008; and is an ARCOM MasterSpec Architectural Review Committee member. He is a contributing editor of Durability + Design.
The webinar is sponsored by W.R. Meadows.
More information: Register for “Air Barriers: Keeping Pace with Changes in the Wind.”