January 2014 Monthly Meeting

Jan 7 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Meeting Title: 

Air Barriers: A Panel Discussion


Aceh Community Room
Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97204


Ken Roko

Ariel Levy

John O'Brien

Nathan Weibel


Today’s design and construction environment is expanding at an increasing rate with product offerings and new technologies leading the push that result in more complicated buildings. The selection and installation of air barrier systems is no stranger to this phenomenon. The technology of sheet applied and fluid applied air barrier systems have progressed at a rapid pace over the last 20 years with so many different product offerings, chemical compositions and installation methods that the choices can seem daunting.

This presentation will involve a panel discussion with members of the panel representing the manufacturing, installation and specification sides of the process. The discussion intends to speak to current state of air barrier technology, the challenges of each type, what’s important from the manufacturing side, design side and applicator side, and what we see for the future. The panel will consist of Ariel Levy of RDH Building Sciences, Nathan Weibel of Henry Company, and John O’Brien of Western Partitions.