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Portland BEC / ABAA Conference

November 7, 2018, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The Portland BEC and the ABAA present a one day conference dedicated to air barrier detailing and performance.

This special event is FREE to Portland BEC members. For non-members the cost is $50, which includes a membership. The event will be at our usual space at the Mercy Corps and will include lunch and break snacks.

Because attendance is limited to 70, pre-registration is required >>


“By Others” The Elusive Subcontractor Responsible for Transitions Andrew Dunlap
This course will take you through a multitude of details with a review of assembly environmental separators that will show common enclosure assembly discontinuities and provide an education on common system transition methods.

Through-Wall Flashing Compatibility Sustainability and Performance Craig Wetmore
Understanding the performance characteristics, the recycled/recyclable content, ability to survive installation, and life cycle costs of the different through-wall flashing materials.

ABAA Quality Assurance Program & Field Quality Control Ryan Dalgleish
The QAP ties the manufacturer, the contractor and the installer together to ensure that the products are installed properly. It is based on ISO 9000 and ISO 12576‐2 standards. The presentation defines exactly what quality assurance is, how it is different than quality control, the impact of poor quality on a building system and a review of the key components of the quality assurance program for air barriers.

The importance of wall to roof connections for the air barrier ‐ the big disconnect Roy Schauffele
As more states, jurisdictions and the design community require air barriers, the issue of connecting the wall air barrier assembly to other building assemblies, such as below grade, window systems and roofs need to be completely understood in order to design and construct a functioning building enclosure. One of the most often missed or not well executed details is the connection between the wall air barrier and roof assembly. With a myriad of roof systems, wall configurations and the growing number of wall air barrier products, it can be difficult to navigate the process in regards to what systems work best with each other and the chemical compatibility of these systems. This presentation will focus on things to consider from a design standpoint, along with practical approaches to ensuring a robust connection is constructed and executed.



  • 8:00 – 8:30 Sign In & Welcome
  • 8:30 – 8:45 Introductions: ABAA
  • 8:45 – 10:00 “By Others”: The Elusive Subcontractor Responsible for Transitions Andrew Dunlap 1.25 HSW
  • 10:00 – 10:15 Break
  • 10:15 – 11:30 Through Wall Flashings Compatibility Sustainability & Performance Craig Wetmore 1.25 HSW
  • 11:30 – 12:15 Catered Lunch
  • 12:15 – 1:30 Air Barrier Specifications & Quality Assurance Ryan Dalgleish 1.25 HSW
  • 1:30 – 1:45 Break
  • 1:45 – 3:00 Roof to Wall Connection – The Big Disconnect Roy Schauffele 1.25 HSW


Nov 7 2018 – 8:00am – 3:00pm

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

Andrew Dunlap
Craig Westmore
Ryan Dalgleish
Roy Schauffele

5.00 HSW learning credits

Free to members.  Membership information below.  Click here to join >>

Corporate: $150.00 per year (allows unlimited attendees)
Individual: $50.00 per year (about $5.00 per lunch seminar)
Student: $25.00 per year


About the Portland Building Enclosure Council
The Portland BEC (Building Enclosure Council) was formed in December 2005 as a committee of the Portland Chapter of the AIA. It is a part of a national network of BECs established by an agreement in May 2004 between the AIA and BETEC, the Building Enclosure Technology and Environmental Council of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS).

In 2011 the Portland BEC became an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization supported by its individual, corporate, and student members. The Portland BEC is run by an elected group of officers and a board of directors.

The purpose of the organization is to promote and encourage discussion, training, education, technology transfer, the exchange of information about local issues and cases, relevant weather conditions and all matters concerning building enclosures and the related science.

The organization is charged with providing a forum for the construction industry in the crucial area of building enclosures.

The Portland BEC meets at noon on the first Tuesday of scheduled months at the Mercy Corps Building. The meeting lasts 1 1/2 hours and is structured around a presentation on issues relevant to the building enclosure. Anyone with an interest in improving the quality of the built building enclosure is welcome to attend.


November 7, 2018
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Aceh Community Room at Mercy Corps
45 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97204 United States
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