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Building airtightness and initiatives to improve the quality of the works

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12 January, 2016 | Building airtightness and initiatives to improve the quality of the works

Building airtightness is a critical factor for Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings and represents a key challenge for the building sector. The objective of this webinar was to give background information on selected initiatives to improve the quality of the works with respect to building airtightness.The webinar was organised by the QUALICHeCK consortium (, in cooperation with TightVent Europe ( and the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre.


  • Introduction · Peter Wouters, INIVE, Belgium

  • Laboratory investigation on the durability of taped joints in exterior air barrier applications · Jelle Langmans, KU Leuven, Belgium

  • Guidelines for designers and workers: the Etanch’air project · Clarisse Mees and Xavier Loncour, BBRI, Belgium

  • Questions and answers

  • Market drivers for the development and use of new building airtightness products · Filip Van Mieghem, Soudal, Belgium

  • System approach and on-site quality control for good building airtightness · Katherine Sauvet, Saint Gobain – ISOVER, France

  • Questions and answers

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