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Course Title


ATTMA Air Tightness Testing Training

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Air Tightness Testing is the recognised method used to measure the total air lost through leaks in the building fabric via through gaps, holes and cracks etc.

This course explains the process and provides “hands-on” training for tests commonly performed on the building envelope. It provides both the knowledge and understanding required to air tightness test single dwellings, simple dwellings, non-simple dwellings and other small simple buildings including:

  • Large buildings with an envelope area over 80,000 m2
  • High rise buildings with more than 15 stories
  • Phased or zonal handover buildings

Target Audience


This course is intended for anyone who participates in the design or construction of the exterior building envelope at any level.

 

Training Description


ATTMA Air Tightness Testing Training

The Rellis Campus – Texas A & M University

The course is divided into two parts

Air Tightness Testing Level 1

by ATTMA,

This course provides both the knowledge and understanding required to air tightness test single dwellings and other small simple buildings.

Prior Knowledge

To pass the course it is recommended that delegates:

  • Be familiar with basic geometry including trigonometry and Pythagorean theorem
  • Be familiar and are able read architectural plan, section and elevation drawings
  • Have read the ATTMA technical standard TSL1

Course Content

The course includes a combination of both presentation and exercises along with an examination.  The course content covers the minimum knowledge and understanding identified in the National Occupational Standards for a level 1 tester and this includes:

Presentations and Exercises

The presentations cover the following key topic areas:

  • The ATTMA scheme
  • A background to air leakage
  • Equipment used for air tightness testing
  • How to setup the equipment for an air tightness test
  • The air tightness testing test standards
  • The test procedure
  • How to prepare a building for an air tightness test
  • Basic geometry
  • How to calculate building envelope areas.
  • Building regulations
  • Contracting
  • Quality assurance

Examinations

The examinations are split into 3 key areas which are:

  • Practical examination with the testing of a dwelling
  • Multiple choice theory examination
  • Envelope calculation of a dwelling

3D Modelling for Beginners – This course DOES NOT incorporate any content for 3D Modelling. If you’d like to attend this please follow this link

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Air Tightness Testing Level 2

by ATTMA,

This 2 day course provides both the knowledge and understanding required to air tightness test simple and non-simple buildings except those defined as defined as:

  • Large buildings with an envelope area over 80,000 m2
  • High rise buildings with more than 15 storey
  • Phased or zonal handover buildings

Prior Knowledge

To pass the course it is recommended that delegates:

  • Have a least 1 year of experience as a level 1 tester
  • Are familiar with the ATTMA technical standard TSL2

Course Content

The course includes a combination of both presentation and exercises along with examinations.  The course content covers the minimum knowledge and understanding identified in the National Occupational Standards for a level 2 tester and this includes:

Presentations

The presentations cover the following key topic areas:

  • The ATTMA scheme
  • A background to air leakage
  • Equipment used for air tightness testing
  • How to setup the equipment for a multi-fan air tightness test
  • The air tightness testing test standards
  • The test procedure and multi-fan testing
  • Building regulations
  • Contracting
  • Quality assurance

Exercises

The course has the following exercises:

  • 3 tests undertaken on a non-domestic building
    • Multi-fan full building test
    • Compartmentalised building test
    • Two Zone tests
  • A theory exercise
  • 2 contracting exercises

Examinations

The examinations are split into 2 key areas which are:

  • Practical examination with the testing of a building
  • Multiple choice theory examination

Equipment

The following items must be brought to the course:

  • Laptop
  • Scientific calculator or a smart phone

Note: All level 2 testing companies are required to have at least one person that has the EA level.  This is a qualification that demonstrates a knowledge and understanding of advanced envelope area calculations and companies without a person with this qualification will be unable to operate at level 2.  The EA qualification can be obtained through either completing and passing the Advanced 3D Modelling course or by submitting evidence of prior envelope area calculations on level 2 and 3 buildings for review via the approved prior experience and learning (APEL) route.

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About the Trainer


Fees and registration

$1,750.00 per student both Level 1 & 2

$1,000.00 Soft Opening Discounted Rate per Student both Level 1 & 2

Register Today

May 9 – 13th, 2022
The Rellis Campus, Bryan, Texas
Contact LBikova@nabcta.org for more information.

 

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