This year’s AIA CEU presentation line-up includes speakers like David Altenhofen, Amy Baker and Brian Stroik, Jennifer Keegan and Corey Zussman, on a variety of topics ranging from prefabricated exterior wall assemblies to combatting thermal bridging within the building envelope.

“All speakers at ABAA are experienced practitioners in their particular field and bring real world experience – they really do know their topics, they come well prepared and give excellent presentations,” says Stephen Lawrey, a past attendee.

With over 32 exhibitors attending from a range of organizations including associations and manufacturers, the trade show aspect of ABAA’s Building Enclosure Conference allows for a more intimate setting to network with and learn from those who have experienced both successes and failures.

“Everyone’s working together creating a common language. You can not build anything unless you share a common language. Because it’s really a team – not one person in this building makes a finished product. We rely on someone else to design properly, we rely on someone else to assemble the building properly but we all work for the owner. It creates a continuity. That’s the collaboration – that’s the networking. It’s about building a better industry,” notes David Leslie.

Running concurrently to the Building Enclosure Conference are three in-person, hands-on training courses: Sprayed Polyurethane Foam Installer Certification, Self-Adhered and Fluid Applied Installer Certification and Field Auditor. These courses are offered by ABAA and open to anyone interested in learning a new skill or brushing up their current knowledge.

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