Building Knowledge Session
Level of Content:
Who Should Attend:
Manufacturers/Suppliers, Remodelers, Single Family - All
Building Performance & Techniques
Pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tapes are key components in most air and water barriers. They get tested according to ASTM standards in labs, but often with little connection to what actually happens on job sites. Hear (and see) how one facility developed it’s non-standard, real-world tests to try and assess just which tapes really work and under what conditions, particularly over time. Using a table-top PSA test rig and testing video, this session will explore various types of field tests, what conditions truly matter in overall performance and which tapes survived the rough-no-holds-barred approach. You’ll even get to do a bit of your own “stress testing”. The results will help you create higher performance air and water barriers for the homes you build.
Participants must be registered for a full registration package or a 1-day education with expo pass package valid for the day of the session they wish to attend. Seating for Building Knowledge sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
NAHB - 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.1 CEU(s), AIA - 1.0 LU/HSW Hour(s)
AIA CES Credit Eligible:
NAHB is a Registered Provider with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this course will be reported to CES Records for AIA members by the Provider. Certificates of Completion are available upon request.
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