Daily Quiz (266)


True or false: In the Masterspec section on fluid-applied air barriers, only high-build coatings meet the most rigorous air-barrier performance requirements of the International Code Council.


What is the name of the organizations in many major cities around the country, with the aim of advancing the technology of constructing the building enclosure or envelope?


True or false: The Air Barrier Association of America has evaluated and listed the fluid-applied air barriers for walls from 52 companies.


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


True or false: Silicone, liquid-applied air barriers—particularly those that are water-based—offer primerless adhesion to most construction substrates, says a Durability + Design article.


True or false: The International Code Council requires only elastomeric acrylics for application over spray polyurethane foam roofing.


What organization publishes a guide that addresses the structural performance of the most commonly used composite thermal barrier framing systems?


True or false: According to ABAA, “A water resistive barrier is a thin membrane, typically 5 to 15 mils thick (.005 to 0.015 in. or 0.13 to .38 mm), which is intended to resist liquid water that has penetrated behind the exterior cladding” of a building.


The term “monolithic EIFS” is now used to describe an old-fashioned EIFS system without the incorporation of a drainage plane.


True or false: Building envelope forensic consultants state that transitions from openings in the substrate to the air barrier is the biggest identified point of failure in air barrier systems, according to a recent D+D article.


What organization offers the credential of Registered Building Envelope Consultant?


True or false: Titanium zinc is sometimes used as a cladding material on buildings.


True or false: If a local building code requires compliance with ASHRAE 90.1, then a complete air barrier system must be part of the building enclosure.


What is the general name for the materials designed to resist liquid water that has penetrated the exterior cladding of a building?


What two ASTM committees will hold a “Symposium on Building Science and the Physics of Building Enclosure Performance” in 2018?


True or false: EIFS cladding can be finished to look like metal panels.


True or false: A recent RCI Publication concluded that cool roofing materials installed over West Coast wood deck systems have reduced the ability of these systems to be self-drying.


True or false: One performance criterion in AAMA 714-15 for liquid-applied flashing is tolerance to application over damp surfaces.


True or false: Spray polyurethane foam roofing systems have a lifespan of 50+ years with regular maintenance, according to a recent D+D In Depth article.


True or false: Barrier EIFS creates the most effective moisture management wall system.


What is the name of the test that provides a method of determining the flammability characteristics of exterior, non-load-bearing wall assemblies/panels?


True or false: The main functions of a roof coating over single-ply, modified bitumen and BUR, are UV protection of the roofing material, reflectivity and emissivity, and smog destruction.


What organization maintains the Reflective Roof Rebates Database?


What organization bills itself as “an international association of building envelope consultants"?


True or false: In a recent Durability + Design article, John Straube pointed to ABAA and BECs (Building Enclosure Councils) as sources of good training and technical information about air barriers.


True or false: Reflective roof coatings based on silicone are sometimes recommended for ponding water exposure on flat or low-slope roofs.


True or false: Tests for air leakage through a building envelope as described in ASTM E 1186 provide data on air leakage rates.


Which of the organizations below collaborated with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop an online building airtightness calculator?


True or false: According to a Department of Energy report, air infiltration accounted for greater energy losses than any other component of the building envelope, including fenestration.


True or false: An executive order issued in 2015 mandated a reduction in energy use of 2.5 percent per year for the next 10 years in federal buildings.


True or false: ASTM E01 deals with the performance of buildings.


What organization offers a one-day course on “Exterior Wall Quality Assurance”?


True or false: According to a D+D In Depth article, EIFS systems have not been able to pass the stringent Miami-Dade County Hurricane Tests (High Velocity Hurricane Zone).


According to a D+D In Depth feature, what is the most popular generic type of liquid-applied flashing for rough openings and penetrations?


True or false: The Department of Energy’s 2014 Windows and Building Envelope Research and Development Roadmap for Emerging Technologies states that the cost of an air barrier system for a new building can be recovered in less than five years.


What country is the partner of the United States in the Clean Energy Research Center for Building Energy Efficiency?


What coating system was used to restore the 9.7-acre roof of the Louisiana Superdome (now called the Mercedes-Benz Superdome) in the Fall of 2005 after being damaged by Hurricane Katrina?


What is the name of a technique used to attach glass to a structure with a silicone sealant?


According to a D+D article in 2015, establishing a drainage plane was the most significant solution, adopted in the 1990s, to moisture intrusion problems with EIFS cladding.


What is the name of the test that provides a method of determining the flammability characteristics of exterior, non-load-bearing wall assemblies/panels?


What organization is developing a standard tentatively titled “Laboratory Performance Requirements for Coatings for Concrete Masonry Units in Air Barrier Assemblies”?


What organization offers the training, “Exterior Envelope—Doing It Right”?


True or false: The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) trains and certifies air barrier contractors, installers and architects.


What organization is developing the Guide for Detection of Moisture in Walls and Ceilings?


What organization claims to offer “the world's leading environmental assessment method to assess new, existing buildings and community scale development”?


With specific values required in several energy codes, reflectance is an important performance property of a cool roof coating. What is another?


What organization is developing the “Guide for Fluid Applied Air Barrier Coatings for Concrete Masonry Units”?


How many days does it take to simulate three years of outdoor aging of reflective roof coatings using the laboratory testing protocol developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory?


What organization has a certification program for installing spray polyurethane foam on roofs?


Approximately how many roof coating manufacturers belong to the Roof Coating Manufacturers Association, which holds its annual meeting this week?


True or false: Following Hurricane Katrina, a metal replacement roof was installed on the Superdome.


True or false: The Heat Island Group is located in Hawaii.


Among the options for retrofitting building envelopes, which one was used the least, according to interviews conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory?


True or false: There is no comprehensive list of rebates, loans, grants, and tax credits for applying reflective roof coatings.


True or false: The plastic sheet method of detecting moisture in concrete substrates can be used only on floors or other horizontal surfaces.


True or false: Waterproofing membranes for green roofs have included liquid-applied material based on methyl methacrylate technology.


ASTM standards describe how many methods of measuring moisture in concrete?


True or false: The Cool Roof Rating Council now offers either rapid ratings via accelerated testing or three-year aging of reflective roof coatings to determine cool roof performance levels.


True or false: Aggressive application of dehumidification to dry a concrete floor slab should begin within the first 10 days after placement.


What technical association expanded its scope in 2006 to include waterproofing and exterior walls?


What organization will present the 2016 Symposium on Building Envelope Technology?


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


True or false: The acronym “EIFS” stands for Engineered Insulation and Finishing Systems.


What organization is working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Air Barrier Association of America to create an air barrier energy calculator?


True or false: The 2016 American Coatings Show will have two of its 16 conference sessions dedicated to architectural coatings technology.


Closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation can serve what function in commercial construction?


Both mechanical loads from heating and cooling equipment and the stack effect of conditioned air rising or settling can contribute to air and water leaks through holes in building envelope materials. What’s another contributor?


True or false: The AAMA has a performance specification for liquid-applied flashing materials.


True or false: SSPC’s Subcommittee on roof coatings is developing a guideline to assist specifiers in selecting suitable protective coatings for SPF roofing.


What organization partnered with AIA in the development of Building Enclosure Councils?


True or false: According to a recent D+D article, the three coating types most commonly specified over spray foam roofing are acrylic, silicone and polyurea.


True or false: A new concrete surface finished with a power trowel would tend to have low porosity.


Ultra high pressure (UHP) waterjetting, using water alone at pressures of 35,000-40,000 psi, is sometimes used for what purpose in coating work?


True or false: Single-ply roofing membranes such as EPDM cannot be restored by application of liquid-applied coating systems.


True or false: SSPC surface preparation standard SSPC-SP 10 requires an end condition of blast-cleaned steel that is approximately twice as clean as the end condition of SSPC-SP 5.


True or false: AAMA 2605 is a specification and test method used to evaluate coil coatings on aluminum for impact resistance, chemical and corrosion resistance, adhesion and weatherability.


Which of these abbreviations is least related to the roofing or roof coating industry?


What type of cladding performed best in terms of energy efficiency and moisture intrusion in an Oak Ridge National Laboratory study performed from 2005 to 2008?


True or false: If a school system wanted to require an SSPC-certified contractor to paint a building, it would specify certification according to SSPC-OP 8.


True or false: Conventional air spraying tends to cause more overspray than airless spraying.


Which surface defect is normally not associated with coatings?


The Roof Coating Manufacturers Association merged with what other organization in 2015?


True or False: Jet fire tests are used to determine the heat-insulating capabilities of intumescent coatings in hydrocarbon fires.


True or false: The U.S. and China have conducted joint research on cost-effective air barrier systems.


What organization issued a standard in 2012 for measuring the profile of concrete after surface preparation?


Among the generic coating types used for reflective roof coatings, which of the following has the most heat resistance?


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.


What U.S. organization is participating in development of a laboratory in Singapore to test the performance of building materials in tropical environments?


What organization issued a revised voluntary specification in 2015 for liquid-applied flashing?


True or false: Air leakage through a building envelope cannot be detected with a smoke tracer test.


What level of gypsum board finish requires a thin skim coat of joint compound (or a material manufactured especially for this purpose) over the entire surface of the board?


What organization has the mission of providing technical advocacy of engineered rainscreen products that results in improved moisture management in building enclosures?


What is the typical pressure range for waterjetting when it is used to remove coatings and corrosion from structural steel?


True or false: ICRI developed the Code Requirements for Evaluation, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Concrete Buildings.


What application technique is likely to cause the most overspray?


Windy conditions are most likely to cause which of the following paint defects?


What is the acronym, used frequently in VOC regulations, for architectural and protective coatings?


What is the ideal pressure at the nozzle of an air abrasive blast system to achieve maximum productivity in the cleaning of steel?


Among the forces that can contribute to air and water leaks through holes in building envelope materials are mechanical loads from heating and cooling equipment and the stack effect of conditioned air rising or settling. What is a third force?


According to a recent D+D feature, one advantage of using EIFS materials as prefabricated panels is the lower weight of the cladding.


True or false: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory has created what it calls a “cool roof time machine.”


True or false: Preservationists sometimes frown on use of penetrating sealers to protect the masonry substrates of historic structures.


True or false: The Southwest Research Institute in the U.S. works with Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics in Germany to publish a menu-driven PC program which allows realistic calculation of the transient coupled one-dimensional heat and moisture transport in multi-layer building components exposed to natural weather.


What term is used by the Concrete Polishing Association of America (CPAA) to describe the condition when a diamond tool has refined a concrete surface to the point when it no longer cuts the surface, or cuts very little?


Among the forces that can contribute to water leaks through holes in building envelope materials are mechanical loads from heating and cooling equipment and the stack effect of conditioned air rising or settling. What is a third force?


What organization publishes an architectural painting specification manual?


True or false: The Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI) has a Wall Coating Validation Program “to provide specifiers and end-users of wall coating products an unbiased method to judge whether wall coating products will perform at the levels of the manufacturer’s published data sheet for that particular product?"


True or false: The mission of RCI Inc. is to advance the profession of building envelope consultants.


True or false: According to a recent D+D article, use of an air barrier was the most significant solution, adopted in the 1990s, to moisture intrusion problems with EIFS cladding.


What is the name of the substance that produces a cellular structure via a foaming process in a variety of materials that undergo hardening or phase transition?


In what country is the organization that offers “the world's leading environmental assessment method for buildings and new communities,” which “sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design and has become the de-facto measure used to describe a building's environmental performance?"


True or false: Materials used for waterproofing under green roofs require a higher standard of performance than materials used for roofing.


A bush hammer is normally used for what purpose?


Who serves as executive director of two associations that deal with building enclosure technology?


What organization offers the professional registration designated as RBEC?


How is a coin rub test used?


What is another name for a tensile adhesion test of coatings?


True or false: Open-cell spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is sometimes called “2-pound SPF.”


True or false: The most widely used common name for a wet film thickness gauge is “squirrel gauge.”


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


What organization has the mission of promoting the growth of the engineered rainscreen products industry to improve moisture management in building enclosures?


What UK organization has an environmental assessment and certification system for buildings?


True or false: White, reflective roof coatings should not be applied to asphalt shingles, according to the Roof Coating Manufacturers Association (RCMA).


Surface profile on blast-cleaned steel, measured as peak-to-valley height of the surface roughness, has several other names, including which of the following?


What type of resinous material is most often substituted for a cementitious binder in terrazzo flooring?


True or false: Some portable shot blast machines utilize a centrifugal wheel blasting apparatus.


The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) recently merged with what organization?


True or false: Aromatic polyurethanes are designed mainly for indoor applications.


What mineral is the dominant one in the mixture of minerals and resin used by many manufacturers to simulate limestone in an EIFS finish?


What was considered the most significant solution to moisture intrusion problems with EIFS cladding in the 1990s?


True or false: The quality of workmanship is not seen as a potential weakness of liquid-applied air barriers.


True or false: Minergie certification of building quality was developed in Canada.


True or false: Oriented strand board 3/8 inch thick is deemed to comply with IECC limits on air permeance of building enclosure materials.


True or false: Barrier EIF systems are equivalent to moisture-managed EIF systems.


True or false: The Concrete Polishing Association of America recently published the standard on measuring concrete micro surface texture.


What organization is holding the event “Delivering Near Zero Energy Buildings Conference” on Friday this week (November 14)?


What does a blower door test measure?


What organization has studied, and reported on, the energy and moisture effects of EIFS?


True or false: SSPC has a qualification procedure (QP) to assure the qualifications of installers of liquid-applied air barriers.


What organization sponsors the Green Proving Ground Program to evaluate new technologies for improving building performance?


Total VOC emissions over the life of a building is influenced by what factor?


True or false: Substrates low in tensile strength, such as EIFS, require low-modulus sealants.


True or false: Closed-cell, spray-applied polyurethane foam can be used as insulation but not as an air barrier.


True or false: Complex inorganic color pigments (CICP) contribute to vivid and durable colors in coatings but lack the IR reflectivity needed for reflective roof coatings.


Where would you be likely to find titanium zinc?


True or false: One company is set to launch a product that allows you to grow your own building materials.


True or false: SSPC/NACE surface preparation specifications for masonry surfaces explicitly define acceptance criteria.


What company participated in a Department of Energy-sponsored research project to develop an accelerated solar reflectance test for roofing products?


True or false: Acrylic coatings are effective as reflective roof coatings but not as air barriers.


The BRE in what country conducts testing of a building’s airtightness and air leakage?


What organization published in 2013 the “Repair Code Requirements for Evaluation, Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Buildings and Commentary?”


The Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council is a voluntary membership council of what larger organization?


True or false: Fan pressurization and infrared thermography can be used to test the air leakage of a building envelope.


Which of the following instruments would most likely be used to assess the condition of a building?


What is the general name for materials designed to resist liquid water that has penetrated the exterior cladding of a building?


True or false: Water-resistive barriers on some buildings must pass NFPA 285, a burn test of a simulated two-story wall.


How are acrylic polymer-based coatings used in the building envelopes of architectural structures?


True or false: Steel cleaned by abrasive blasting to a condition of SSPC-SP 5, White Metal Blast Cleaning, can look different from job to job.


According to the Department of Energy, commercial buildings annually consume BTUs equivalent to the burning of how many million tonnes of coal?


True or false: A blower door is used to measure the airtightness of buildings.


Where is the National Building Museum?


What was the main improvement to the original EIFS design that resolved the problems of moisture in buildings?


True or false: The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) recommends both Green Globes and LEED as green building systems.


Where does the Heat Island Group reside?


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.


True or false: Spray polyurethane foam was used on both the exterior walls and roof of the Superdome as part of its restoration process after Hurricane Katrina.


What does the Barclays Center in Brooklyn have in common with the U.S. Steel Building in Pittsburgh?


How many specifications does the American Architectural Manufacturers’ Association provide for finishing aluminum extrusions and panels with organic coatings?


Which of these abbreviations is least related to the roofing or roof coating industry?


An old-fashioned EIFS system without the incorporation of a drainage plane is now called by what name?


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


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?


What organization developed a standard practice for building enclosure commissioning?


What is the average yearly heat and power bill for the Alaskan home deemed the “World’s Tightest Residential Building” by the World Record Academy?


In what organization is the Heat Island Group?


Two dozen members of what roof coating industry association lobbied Congress in July to promote their interests?


What is another name for Portland cement plaster?


What ASTM Committee deals with air barriers?


True or False? Metal panels used as curtain-wall cladding are often coil-coated in the factory.


What organization recently acquired the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo from the U.S. Green Building Council?


According to ASTM D6083, what should be the minimum dry film thickness for elastomeric acrylic cool roof coatings?


A 15-month study of wall assemblies for insulation and moisture resistance conducted in Charleston, SC, by the U.S. Department of Energy found which type to perform the best?


True or False: The General Services Administration (GSA) recently decided to endorse Green Globes: The Green Building Initiative as the green building standard for federal buildings.


True or False: America’s building sector accounts for a larger percentage of U.S. energy consumption than the transportation and industry sectors.


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


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.


True or false: The World Green Building Council has a network of national green building council members.


What organization conducted a study to determine, in part, if aluminum test panels were suitable substrate types for field evaluations of reflective roof coatings?


What organization will hold the 2013 Symposium on Building Envelope Technology in Minneapolis, MN?


Which of the following does NOT have a significant effect on the solar reflectance level or reflective roof coatings over time, according to a study by the Reflective Roof Coatings Institute (RRCI)?


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?


What organization formed an alliance with the American Institute of Architects in 2012 to create a centralized location for knowledge and research efforts on high-performance buildings?


Both mechanical loads from heating and cooling equipment and the stack effect of conditioned air rising or settling can contribute to air and water leaks through holes in building envelope materials. What’s another contributor?


True or false: A barrier EIFS system creates a means of water drainage between the wall cladding and the insulation board.


True or false: The Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWRI) has a Wall Coating Validation Program “to provide specifiers and end-users of wall coating products an unbiased method to judge whether wall coating products will perform at the levels of the manufacturer’s published data sheet for that particular product.”


True or false: The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) does not require the use of air barriers.


True or false: A three-year study by Oak Ridge National Laboratory found that EIFS performed better in resisting moisture and acting as a thermal barrier than other wall assemblies, such as stucco, brick, concrete block, and cement board.


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


What organization is collaborating with ASTM on development of a building enclosure commissioning process?


True or false: According to a study conducted at Stanford University, reflective roof coatings may increase rather than decrease global warming.


True or false: A recent study by the Reflective Roof Coating Institute found that aluminum is not appropriate as a test substrate for field-exposure testing to rate the cool roof properties of coatings.


According to the Department of Energy, the building envelope has an impact on what percent of a building’s energy consumption?


True or false: Water vapor pressure on a building is normally much higher than air pressure on a building.


True or false: Water vapor pressure is usually far higher than air pressure on a structure.


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


True or false: Studies by Texas A&M University on about 8 million square feet of campus building roofs show an energy savings payback in three to four years for SPF roofing systems.


True or false: Reflective roof coatings do not have to be white to be effective.


Which person below conducts building envelope research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory?


What organization produces the main standard that provides minimum requirements for energy efficient designs for buildings except for low-rise residential buildings?


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?


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


True or false: Unlike other roofing systems, spray polyurethane foam (SPF) can be applied in inclement weather, including high and low temperatures, very high humidity, and in high winds.


True or false: Solar reflectance and thermal emittance are two terms for the same performance property of a reflective roof coating.


True or false: The anhydrous calcium chloride test for measuring moisture in concrete slabs is a qualitative rather than a quantitative test.


True or false: Film-forming coating systems on exterior masonry or concrete walls should not have any moisture vapor permeability.


True or false: Even in dark colors, IR-pigmented coatings on metal roofs can meet Energy Star requirements for solar reflectance.


What cladding material performed best for moisture resistance and insulation in a three-year Department of Energy study concluding in 2006?


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


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


What organization is partnering with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory on developing “the roof of the future,” including cool roof coatings?


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


True or false: Some roofing shingles have granules that are pre-coated to mitigate solar-generated heating of roofs.


What organization trains and certifies air barrier contractors?


How is the performance of a “cool roof” measured by the Cool Roof Rating Council?


The Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) is a unit of what larger organization?


True or false: Studies by a major university in Texas on 8 million square feet of campus building roofs show that spray polyurethane foam roofing can achieve energy savings payback in 3-4 years.


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.


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


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


What organization focuses on advancing the interests of building envelope consultants?


What recent development in construction makes UV resistance of interior floor coatings desirable?


What does the “AP” stand for in the phrase “LEED AP?”


True or false: The density of concrete prevents water vapor and gases from moving freely within the matrix.


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


True or false: Buildings of all kinds, residential, commercial, and industrial, consume about 20% of the energy used in the United States.


What does EIFS stand for?


True or false: The most accurate meters for detecting moisture within a concrete substrate are based on readings of temperature and humidity.


Which of the following is not likely to be considered functional as a coating or construction chemical for building enclosures?


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


Building enclosures are designed to resist and control the flow of what elements?


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


A 15-month study of wall assemblies for insulation and moisture resistance conducted in Charleston, S.C. by the U.S. Department of Energy found which type to perform the best?


True or false: Closed-cell, spray-applied polyurethane foam can be used as insulation but not as an air barrier.


True or false: ASHRAE 90.1 (2010) includes provisions for continuous air barriers.


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.


Which of the following material types is used to improve the energy efficiency of buildings?


True or false: Single-ply roofing membranes such as EPDM cannot be restored by application of liquid-applied coating systems.


True or false: Negative-side waterproofing applied to dry interior surfaces must possess no water-vapor permeability.


True or false: EIFS outperformed cement board, stucco, brick, and concrete block for moisture resistance and insulation in a three-year Department of Energy study concluding in 2006.


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


Among the forces that can contribute to water leaks through holes in building envelope materials are mechanical loads from heating and cooling equipment and the stack effect of conditioned air rising or settling. What is a third force?


Air barriers provide what benefit to buildings?


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.


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


True or false: Textured acrylic finishes are often used on EIFS cladding materials.


True or false: Substrates low in tensile strength, such as EIFS, require low-modulus sealants.


What is the function of a building envelope?


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


True or false: Metal panels used as curtain-wall cladding are often coil-coated in the factory.


True or false: Both relative humidity and temperature differentials from one side to the other can drive moisture vapor through a block wall.


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


True or false: American Architectural Manufacturers' Association (AAMA) specification 2605 for organic coatings over aluminum extrusions and panels on curtainwalls requires 10 years of outdoor exposure to confirm color and gloss retention.


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


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


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


True or false: Textured Acrylic Finishes (TAFS) are applied as a topcoat for an EIFS cladding system.


 
 
   

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