BEC Houston - December 2019 Symposium

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December 5, 2019
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing
4545 Langfield Road
Houston, TX 77040

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BEC Houston – December 2019 Symposium  

Thursday, December 5, 2019

8 to 8:30 AM – Registration/networking and breakfast
8:30 to 9:30 AM – Presentation 1: Presented by Ed Ulrich of Ulrich Engineers, Inc.
9:30 to 9:45 AM – Break
9:45 AM to 10:45 AM – Presentation 2: Presented by Jim Caruth and John Derby of Xypex
10:45 to 11:00 AM - Break
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Presentation 3: Presented by David Leslie and Richard Tresnak of Polyguard.
12 PM to 1:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 to 2:00 PM – Presentation 4: Presented by Kevin Serena of American Hydrotech USA

Location:  Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing – 4545 Langfield Road, Houston, Texas 77040; Chamberlin Houston Training Room; Parking in the front of the building.

BEC Yearly Membership Registration will be $30 per year or $20.00 registration fee/per event for BEC non-members, free for students and interns.

Presentation 1: Underground Waterproofing: A Recipe for Success – Learning Objectives: 1) Understand success in basement waterproofing is derived from a system design instead of material selection; 2) Understand the architectural, structural and foundation design are synthesized to produce a singular design which achieve the objective of waterproofing; 3) Understand the key component for success is control of subsurface water so that the water does not touch the concrete. Geofabrics for drainage inspire more caution than success; 4) Understand that construction administration is but a loss prevention escape. There is no substitute for construction engineering and control of the contractor.  1.0 AIA LU

Presentation 2: Concrete Waterproofing with Crystalline Technology – Learning Objectives: 1) Understand how crystalline technology works with concrete to provide high performance waterproofing; 2) Explain the difference of porosity, permeability and the mechanics by which water is absorbed through concrete structures; 3) Explain how crystalline technology works to improve the durability of concrete structures and reduce maintenance; 4) Analyze how crystalline technology admixture can impact life-cycle and project construction costs.   1.0 AIA LU

Presentation 3: The Physics Behind Lessons Learned in a Full-Size Blindside Mock-Up – Learning Objectives: 1) Develop an understanding of a pre-applied waterproofing system within a structural shotcrete wall assembly; 2) Develop an understanding of the physics and importance of bonding a pre-applied waterproofing system to a structural shotcrete wall assembly; 3) Develop an understanding of the physics and importance for the survivability of a pre-applied waterproofing system in a structural concrete wall assembly; 4) Develop an understanding of the physics and importance to resist lateral water migration of a pre-applied waterproofing system in a structural shotcrete wall assembly.  1.0 AIA LU

Presentation 4: Adding Resiliency on the Roof: Vegetated Roofs and Blue Roofs – Learning Objectives: 1) Understand waterproofing basics on vegetated roofs; 2) Summarize the economic and environmental benefits of vegetated roofs; 3) Describe important design and installation considerations for vegetated roofs; 4) Analyze how vegetated roofing and blue roofs can work as part of a site’s storm water management plan; 5) Explain the mechanics behind blue/green roofs.  1.0 AIA HSW



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