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Material Selection Conference Registration Underway

Monday, June 19, 2017

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Durability + Design is set to launch its inaugural Material Selection Conference, a one-day seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh. There are just weeks left to receive the early-bird registration rate for this event.

“This conference will help owners, architects and contractors better understand the impact of permeance on exterior wall coatings; gain knowledge on how to determine the performance and cost effectiveness of liquid-applied air barriers; and gain critical firsthand insights of the strengths and weaknesses of specific coating brands," said Brion Palmer, CEO of Technology Publishing Co., which publishes D+D.

The conference program will be divided into two sessions, featuring panel discussions and presentations.

Session 1: Wall Coating Performance

Chairman: Ken Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

  • 8-9 a.m.: Introduction to WUFI#174; Software, Andre Desjarlais
  • 9-10 a.m. The Effect of Permeance on Exterior Wall Coating Performance, Kevin Brown, KTA-Tator
  • 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Panel Discussion, Performance on Exterior Walls of Specific Coating and Water Repellent Brands, Moderator Ken Trimber

Lunch: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Session 2: Air Leakage and Air Barrier Performance

Chairman: Andre Desjarlais

  • 1:15-2:15 p.m.: Modeling Building Envelope Energy Efficiency and Developing a Web-Based Energy Savings Calculator for Building Envelope Air Tightness, Andre Desjarlais
  • 2:15-3 p.m.: Quality Assurance and Installation Requirements for Liquid-Applied Air Barriers, David de Sola, 3iVE
  • 3:30-5:30 p.m.: Fluid Applied Air Barriers: A Panel Discussion on Product and Installation Considerations with Industry Experts, Moderator, David de Sola

Attendees will qualify for eight AIA learning credits for full-day participation or four AIA learning credits for half-day participation.

Early-bird registration ends July 14. For more information, visit


Tagged categories: Conferences; Durability + Design; Good Technical Practice; North America

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