Air Barrier Systems

Since 2001, many states have adopted air barrier language into either their local energy code or building code and there are other states with pending proposals. In addition, Chapter 14 of the International Building Code (IBC) refers to mandatory air leakage control requirements in the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

Columbia University Laboratory Chandler Hall, New York, NY

New York City’s Columbia University is committed to providing a safe, beautiful and functional campus environment, and its facilities department is responsible for overseeing a wide array of renovation and improvement projects for buildings both on and off campus. When university officials decided to install new terrazzo flooring in the six chemistry science labs at Columbia’s Chandler Hall, they faced several challenges.