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ATTma air tightness testing training

Elevate your expertise with our Air Tightness Testing courses, meticulously designed by ATTMA, Air Tightness experts. Whether you're delving into Level 1, mastering the fundamentals for single dwellings, or advancing to Level 2 for complex structures, our courses blend comprehensive presentations, hands-on exercises, and examinations.

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This course includes
  • Air Tightness Testing Training - Level 1
  • Air Tightness Testing Training - Level 2
Ideal Candidates:
  • This course is intended for anyone who participates in the design or construction of the exterior building envelope at any level
  • Course Information

    ATTMA Air Tightness Testing Training

    The Rellis Campus | Texas A&M University

    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
    ENVELOPE AREA OVER 80,000 M2
    HIGH RISE BUILDINGS WITH
    MORE THAN 15 STORIES
    PHASED OR ZONAL
    HANDOVER BUILDINGS

    Course Content

    This course is divided into two Parts
    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:
    1. Be familiar with basic geometry including trigonometry and Pythagorean theorem
    2. Be familiar and are able read architectural plan, section and elevation drawings
    3. 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:
    1. The ATTMA scheme
    2. A background to air leakage
    3. Equipment used for air tightness testing
    4. How to setup the equipment for an air tightness test
    5. The air tightness testing test standards
    6. The test procedure
    7. How to prepare a building for an air tightness test
    8. Basic geometry
    9. How to calculate building envelope areas.
    10. Building regulations
    11. Contracting
    12. 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
    This 2 day course provides both the knowledge and understanding required to air tightness test simple and non-simple buildings except those defined as
    1. Large buildings with an envelope area over 80,000 m2
    2. High rise buildings with more than 15 stories
    3. Phased or zonal handover buildings


    Prior Knowledge
    To pass the course it is recommended that delegates:
    1. Have a least 1 year of experience as a level 1 tester
    2. 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:
    1. Practical examination with the testing of a building
    2. Multiple choice theory examination


    Equipment
    The following items must be brought to the course:
    1. Laptop
    2. 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.

    About The Trainer

    Barry Cope

    Group Managing Director | ATTMA, SITMA, BCTA & The Building Performance Hub)

    About The RELLIS Campus

    The RELLIS campus is a collaborative ecosystem built to foster advanced research, technology development, testing and evaluation, higher education, and hands-on career training. RELLIS is currently seeking corporate, government, and educational partners for applied research opportunities

    $999.99 $1749.99  
    Soft Opening Discount

    3 days left at this price!

    $999.99 $1749.99  
    Soft Opening Discount

    3 days left at this price!

    This Course Includes:
    • ATT Training - Level 1
    • ATT Training - Level 2
    Ideal Candidates:
  • This course is intended for anyone who participates in the design or construction of the exterior building envelope at any level
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