If you are looking to get into the air tightness testing industry, we can help. Air tightness testing has been mandatory on all new buildings in England and Wales since 2006 as it’s the best way to assess the performance of the building fabric and locate any air leakage paths. Air tightness tests are useful to architects, building services designers, builders and energy assessors, so it can be a rewarding career choice.
As well as being a Consultant Engineer and Managing Director at Air Tightness Solutions, Edward Bramwell is an associate lecturer at BSRIA. Here, he teaches theoretical, technical and practical skills on the ATTMA-authorised Level 1 and Level 2 courses in air tightness testing. Edward holds a BSc from Newcastle University and is the author of a technical publication on floor void testing.
Air Tightness Testing Level 1
Level 1 is an entry level course for new air tightness testers and those looking to get into the industry. The course takes places over 4 days, during which you will learn the theory behind air tightness testing as well as getting some hands-on training. It ends in a three part examination which features both theory and practical aspects. By the end of the course, candidates will be able to test dwellings and non-dwellings up to 4000m³ gross envelope volume.
Air Tightness Testing Level 2
The Level 2 course is for those who have already passed the Level 1 course and intend to undertake air tightness testing on larger, more complex buildings, such as high rises. It’s a 3-day training course that’s built around the National Occupational Standards ASTATT1 to ASTATT10. Once they pass the level 2 course, candidates will be able to apply to ATTMA for Level 2 registration.
By enrolling on the BSRIA air tightness testing training courses, you’ll be in safe hands. Edward has over 10 years of air testing expertise and has worked on residential and commercial developments in the UK and overseas. Training course take place in Berkshire and can be booked online.