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True or false: The amount of water condensing from an air leak in a wall is much greater than the amount that occurs with water vapor diffusion through the wall.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


True or false: Self-adhered membrane air barriers can sometimes be applied in temperatures colder than are acceptable for liquid-applied air barriers.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


True or false: Several Continuous Insulation (CI) materials are also recognized as approved air barrier materials by the IECC.

Friday, May 23, 2014


True or false: Concrete masonry walls coated with a block filler followed by 2 coats of a paint or sealer coating are among pre-approved air barrier assemblies deemed to comply with a maximum air leakage rate of 0.04 cfm/sq. ft. in the 2102 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


True or false: Air barrier installers are certified by the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC).

Monday, March 31, 2014


What organization publishes a Whole Building Design Guide, in which “Air Barrier Systems in Buildings” is found?

Thursday, February 6, 2014


True or false: According to Andre Desjarlais of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, infiltration and exfiltration account for 20 to 30 percent of the cooling and heating loads in commercial and residential buildings.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


True or False: The PosiTest Air Leak Tester is a laboratory device for determining if mock-ups have air leaks.

Monday, October 28, 2013


Twelve air barrier suppliers, Syracuse University, the Air Barrier Association of America and what other organization jointly worked on research to determine the energy performance of air barrier materials?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


What organization is developing a guide for testing the suitability of thin-film coatings as air barriers?

Friday, September 27, 2013


What ASTM technical committee has a subcommittee that deals with air barriers?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


True or False? Air and vapor barriers on the exterior walls of a building of Type I, II, III or IV construction, 40 feet or higher, are exempted from having to undergo the NFPA 285 burn test that the wall assemblies have to undergo in the 2012 version of the International Building Code.

Monday, August 5, 2013


What ASTM Committee deals with air barriers?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


True or False: Air leakage into a building can generate much more moisture than moisture vapor transmission can.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


True or false: In the International Building Code, air and vapor barriers are not required to pass NFPA 285 fire test of wall assemblies containing combustible materials.

Monday, April 29, 2013


What was the location of the recent field testing on air barrier performance conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Air Barrier Association of America?

Thursday, March 14, 2013


What organization has teamed up with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in a large research study to quantify the performance and cost-effectiveness of air barriers?

Thursday, January 31, 2013


Where is the three-year study, “Assessment of the Impact of Air Barriers on Energy and Moisture Control,” being conducted?

Thursday, January 3, 2013


Which group is currently conducting a multiphase program to quantify the benefits of air-barrier technology?

Thursday, September 13, 2012


The Oak Ridge National Laboratory and what other organization are partners in a research study to quantify the energy-efficiency gains achieved with air barriers?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


True or false: ASTM has test methods for measuring the air barrier performance all of the following: materials, assemblies, and whole buildings.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


True or false: There are standard tests to determine performance of air barrier materials.

Friday, May 11, 2012


True or false: An air/vapor barrier should be part of the building-envelope assembly in warm climates but not cold climates.

Monday, April 30, 2012


What organization has developed a test method to determine air leakage of air barrier assemblies?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


What organization trains and certifies air barrier contractors?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


According to Vince Cammalleri of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, in an interview with D+D, liquid-applied air barriers have what positive attribute?

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Which one of the following coating types is the least commonly used as an air barrier?

Thursday, February 23, 2012


What organization recently conducted a study on the air barrier performance of conventional coatings applied at conventional film thicknesses?

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Which of the following is not considered an advantage of liquid-applied air barriers?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code for the first time gives air barrier performance requirements for what building constituents?

Monday, October 24, 2011


True or false: The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) lists and describes the products of 9 companies in its specification on Fluid-applied Air and Vapor Barriers.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


What organization issued “Technical Bulletin # 16: Air Barriers” in April this year?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Air barriers provide what benefit to buildings?

Thursday, May 5, 2011


True or False: ASHRAE's Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (90.1-2010) requires use of an air barrier in the building envelope, with a few exceptions.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


True or false: Liquid-applied air barrier systems often require the limited use of peel and stick materials.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


True or false: Water-vapor pressure is normally lower than air pressure on a structure.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


True or false: An air barrier, in addition to improving the energy efficiency of a building, minimizes moisture transport through the building envelope.

Friday, February 4, 2011


Which of the following binder types would normally not be specified as a liquid-applied air barrier?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


A liquid-applied air barrier has what main advantage over a sheet-applied material?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


What organization has developed a test method to determine air leakage of air barrier assemblies?

Monday, January 3, 2011


What is the difference between resistance requirements of a vapor barrier and an air barrier?

Monday, November 1, 2010


True or false: EIFS (exterior insulating and finishing system) often includes an air barrier, an insulation layer, a reinforced polymer cement basecoat, and a textured finish coat

Monday, October 11, 2010


Liquid-applied air barriers are generally superior to self-adhering membranes in what way?

Monday, September 27, 2010


True or false: Air leakage into a building can generate much more moisture than moisture vapor transmission can.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


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