Virtual Event via Zoom
AIA CREDIT: Yes
Coatings and water repellents are used on concrete to seal out water, but are often used wrong. From product selection to installation to maintenance, ignorance about coatings and repellents leads to countless premature failures; therefore, durability is a central factor in construction litigation. Liability stems from two primary sources: (1) unrealistic expectations of how long a coating or repellent should serve its intended purpose – its design life; and (2) mistakes that shorten its functional performance – its service life.
To bridge this knowledge gap, this presentation will synthesize a practical understanding of coating and repellent durability based on theoretical behavior, observations from failure case studies, and research and test results.
- Understand factors that affect initial performance.
- Understand factors that affect durability.
- Understand laboratory and field test methods that provide meaningful results.
- Understand project variables that affect product selection.
David H. Nicastro, P.E., F.ASTM, is a licensed professional engineer specializing in durability and failure causation theory. He analyzes existing buildings and designs remedies. He is the founder of Building Diagnostics and Engineering Diagnostics, which grew to be an Inc. 500 firm by 2000. He also founded The Durability Lab, a testing center housed at The University of Texas at Austin to study the durability of building components, identifying factors causing premature failure. Mr. Nicastro is the past chairman of ASTM Committee C24 on Building Seals and Sealants, and has published over 50 articles and books on durability and failure of building materials.
News Flash – On October 31, 2022, Building Diagnostics merged with Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABB). ABB is one of the largest architectural-engineering firms in the US that focuses on building enclosures, HVAC, plumbing, fire protection construction testing and forensic investigation.
VIRTUAL MEETING REGISTRATION & LOGIN INFORMATION:
For BEC Chicago members, an invite with REGISTRATION LINK will be sent out approximately 7 to 10 days in advance of event. After registration, a confirmation email with LOG IN INFORMATION with be sent for the virtual meeting that will be hosted through ZOOM. For non-BEC Chicago members interested in attending, you may contact Jeff Diqui at email@example.com to request an invite. The invitation will include a REGISTRATION LINK.