Associated Air Balance Council (AABC) - Councils resource
Associated Air Balance Council (AABC)
Published on Councils  |  March 1, 2010, 19:01
The Associated Air Balance Council (AABC) is a non-profit association of qualified, independent test and balance agencies. By the 1960s, the complexity of commercial Heating, Venting, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems exceeded the test and balance abilities of most HVAC contractors.

As a result, testing and balancing emerged as a new specialty within the HVAC industry. Recognizing this trend and the valuable role of testing and balancing in finalizing construction projects, a small group of engineers met in 1965 to discuss ways of enhancing the reputation and technical skills of TAB professionals.

To promote these objectives, this group founded the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC) to establish stringent membership requirements that ensure members' objectivity, integrity, and technical expertise. Efforts to promote state-of-the-art TAB procedures and services through technical papers and other publications lead to the development of the AABC National Standards, the industry's first comprehensive standards for field measurement and instrumentation. To this day, AABC's foremost objective is to safeguard the reputation and competence of the Council and the TAB profession.

Independence is the cornerstone of AABC. Member affiliations with mechanical contractors, design engineers, or equipment manufacturers are strictly prohibited, thus enabling all members to provide engineers and building owners with professional, unbiased test and balance services.

The association is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership. The officers and directors perform a variety of functions to provide for the ongoing management and operation of the association and to ensure that AABC maintains the highest levels of quality assurance in the test and balance industry. The directives of the board are carried out by an executive director and a full-time staff at the AABC headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Contact :

Associated Air Balance Council
1518 K Street NW, Ste 503
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 737-0202
Fax: (202) 638-4833


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