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ABAA Issues Call for Abstracts for 2020 Conference

Thursday, July 18, 2019

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The Air Barrier Association of America has opened its call for abstracts for its 9th Annual Conference and Trade Show, slated for April 7-8 in Reston, Virginia.

The call is targeted toward industry experts who “can provide unbiased, research-driven educational content for the building enclosure industry.”

The Air Barrier Association of America has opened its call for abstracts for its 9th Annual Conference and Trade Show, slated for April 7-8 in Reston, Virginia.

The following are potential topics that have been identified as priorities:

  • Climate-specific design guidance in regard to wall assembly and vapor permeability of air barriers;
  • Troubleshooting of common issues during construction;
  • Solutions to common issues with design, construction or inspection;
  • Research conducted that impacts air barriers or other related building-enclosure components;
  • Case studies of projects with unusual or difficult design or construction;
  • Product durability and long-term performance;
  • Glazing, windows and curtain walls;
  • Below-grade waterproofing;
  • Roofing systems and roof air barrier assemblies;
  • Overall building enclosure coordination; and
  • Specific methods and details for typical situations, including roof/wall, window/wall, curtainwall and storefront, below grade, floor to floor, etc.

The ABAA notes that presentations designed to promote a specific product, company or service will not be selected, and that presentations must meet the AIA standards and be 60 minutes in length.

Speakers will be notified shortly after the submission deadline. Each presenter (able to submit up to two sessions) will receive a complimentary conference pass, which includes access into all education sessions, the exhibit hall and the welcome reception. Travel and hotel expenses are not reimbursed, however.

The deadline to submit is Oct. 15.

   

Tagged categories: Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA); Calls for papers; Conferences; Good Technical Practice; NA; North America

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