Wednesday, August 21, 2019

11:30 am – 11:55 pm Check-in & Seating
11:55 am – 1:00 pm Seminar & Lunch


BAC Training Center
5420 International Parkway
New Hope, MN 55428


While the seminar and lunch are free, registration is required. 
Space is limited, please register by Friday, August 16, 2019.


Air Barrier Systems – Understanding the Technologies and their Importance

Presenter(s): H. Peter Golter, P.E., FICRI, Business Development Manager
3M Building & Construction Markets

This course is intended to give an overview of an aspect of Sustainable Design (SD): Air Barriers. Air barriers meet this criterion because they support the definition of sustainable design through energy efficiency, building longevity, and improvement in air quality. The focus of this presentation is on COTE Measure #7: Energy Flows and Energy Future. This presentation meets the Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) guidelines specifically around Health and Safety. It focuses on the HSW topic of Weatherproofing and Insulation. Greater than 75% of this course will focus on these topics.

This course will provide an overview of air barrier construction in commercial buildings and offer insights into the benefits of air barriers. Design considerations will be presented both around specification and installation. The importance of substrate preparation is shown in order to achieve desired air barrier performance.

Different materials and application methods are covered, including benefits and considerations. Application errors are shown for field verification and correction before building completion. Finally, test methods to verify air barrier performance are shown. Typical warrantees are described to ensure air barrier effectiveness.


While this seminar will be geared towards architects, engineers, construction managers, owners, general contractors, BAC signatory contractors, and anyone interested in masonry is also welcome to join.

Thank You

For more information contact Mark Swanson at (612) 332-2214 or

Continuing Education

Continuing_EducationThis program meets AIA/CES criteria for 1 LU/HSW learning unit, which will be reported directly to AIA.