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#065 Barry Cope – Building Air Tightness Testing

#065 Barry Cope – Building Air Tightness Testing

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 325).

Our guest this episode is Barry Cope, Group Managing Director of the Building Compliance Testers Association in the UK, talking about all things building air tightness testing plus expansion into Australia and the USA.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • New UK Building Code requiring 100% of buildings to be air tightness tested
  • Importance of data
  • Data from 1.1 million air tightness tests

And much more…….

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Barry Cope is the Group Managing Director of the Building Compliance Testers Association, notably encompassing ATTMA, Air Tightness Testing & Measurement Association and The Building Performance Hub. Barry has worked in compliance for most of his career following his engineering studies. Barry spent 7 years conducting air leakage testing on some of the UK’s biggest and most complex buildings alongside studying acoustics, notably designing and building 3 sound insulation suites and creating a sound insulation testing scheme for site based testers.

Barry has become an industry expert in building compliance testing certification schemes with ATTMA representing a significant proportion of all testing and standards used worldwide. Barry now also manages The Building Performance Hub, a dedicated centre of excellence for construction compliance training based near London.

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