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ABAA Hosts 2022 Building Enclosure Show

The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) is hosting its annual Building Enclosure Conference on May 10-12, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, Virginia.

The event, which targets design professionals, consultants, general contractors, subcontractors, and others interested in the air-barrier industry, is described by organizers as the only conference in the world focused on air barriers and building airtightness.

Building science experts will offer learning opportunities in fields such as building enclosures, moisture management, air barriers, sustainability, and enclosure commissioning. Exhibitors will feature air barrier materials manufacturers, application equipment, testing labs, and building enclosure consulting companies.

Attendees will have opportunities to earn up to 11 continuing education units (CEU) from The American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Conference Highlights

Education sessions potentially of interest to coatings contractors may include:

  • “The Big Disconnect — the Importance of Roof-to-Wall Connections for the Air Barrier”
  • “To Scan or Not to Scan? Thermography is the Answer”
  • “Waterproofing as Part of the Continuous Air Barrier”
  • “Leak Free Enclosure Process for Construction Managers & General Contractors”

The complete schedule, which includes session times along with speakers and their credentials, is available at the 2022 ABAA Conference website.

Featured Exhibitors

The exhibitor’s hall is a high-traffic area, with boosts located in and just outside the main ballroom and close to our keynote speakers, lunches, opening reception, and training rooms.

Exhibitors who may be note to coatings contractors include:

  • Huntsman Building Solutions
  • Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing
  • BASF
  • Tremco Construction Products Group
  • DuPont
  • Prosoco
  • 3M
  • Karnak Corp.
  • Dow
  • Intertek
  • York Flashings
  • VaproShield

The full list of exhibitors, along with a site map, is available at the conference website. The event will conclude with various committee meetings on Thursday, May 12.

For more information, contact: ABAA, (866) 956-5888,