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Red River College Hosts 2nd Air Barrier Rodeo Workshop

January 13, 2012

On your mark, get set, assemble.
Red River College (RRC), alongside The Manitoba Building Envelope Council (MBEC), and the Manitoba Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council (MBCaGBC), is excited to be holding the 2nd Air Barrier Rodeo workshop.
The Centre for Applied Research in Sustainable Infrastructure (CARSI) at RRC’s Notre Dame Campus will once again play host to a day of competition and exploration of the latest in design, installation and performance of multiple air barrier assemblies.
The Rodeo will consist of amaximum of ten teams of four, tasked with the design and installation of their air barrier assembly onto a pre-assembled 8’x6’ wall panel that will include an expansion point, masonry ties, window, duct, HVAC (heating, venting, and air conditioning), and junction box penetrations. The assemblies will then be tested for air and water leakage. The winning teams will be issued a prize based on each type of air barrier material category.
Teams may consist of any number of combinations of professionals or students such as architects, engineers, technologists, contractors, sub-trades, or other industry members involved in the design, management, or installation of air barrier assemblies. Participants can register in teams of up to four people. Individuals or groups of two and three will be paired with other participants.
Technical representatives from leading North American manufacturers will be on-hand, working with each team to ensure the assembly is designed and installed correctly, and to ensure an air and watertight assembly. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with these professionals and gain valuable hands-on experience as they compete for the right to be crowned air barrier champions.
Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 – all day
Red River College Notre Dame Campus, 2055 Notre Dame Campus (CARSI Building)
Individual Registration: $150.00
Team Registration (4 participants): $600.00
Individual Student Registration: $100.00
Team Registration (4 participants): $450.00
The full-day workshop includes continental breakfast, lunch, and one event pass for each participant to the MBCaGBC follow-up lunch event at Manitoba Hydro on March 6, 2012.
To register, please email
The deadline for registration is February 1, 2012.
Video of last year’s competition is below: