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The one-day Material Selection Conference will focus on helping owners, architects, contractors and coating manufacturers to determine the effect of coating system and liquid-applied air barrier design on building performance, with focus on the capability of coatings to manage moisture intrusion into exterior walls, and of liquid-applied air barriers to limit heat, air, and moisture transport through walls.

One conference session will describe WUFI® software and its use to determine the effect of a coating's permeance on its performance, as well as on the number of times a building can be repainted.

Another session will describe and explain the use of an online energy calculator developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory that will allow designers and contractors to better estimate the energy and financial savings that can be achieved by reducing air leakage through building assemblies. This session will also include a presentation on quality assurance and installation requirements for liquid-applied air barriers.

In each session, a panel of manufacturer representatives (coating manufacturers in the first session and liquid-applied air barrier manufacturers in the second session) will discuss how their specific brands perform in different conditions of climate, substrate, and indoor environments.

Session details are available here.


At the end of the conference, the attendees will have a better understanding of the effect of permeance on exterior wall coatings; learn how to determine the performance, cost and cost-effectiveness of liquid-applied air barriers; and understand the advantages and disadvantages of specific coating brands that are candidates for use their buildings.

Attendees will qualify for 8 AIA learning credits for full day participation or 4 AIA learning credits for half day participation. Register now.






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