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General Admission Rates

> Registration is $40 per person.

 

Registration Includes:

Workshop  •  Beverages & Refreshments  •  Workbook & Materials  •  Cocktail Reception

 

Continuing Education Credits

ABBAE is an approved AIA Continuing Education System Provider. The program is eligible for AIA Learning Units - both HSW and SD.

 

 

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Topics

  • > Mitigating Risk In Construction

    More than 85% of construction related lawsuits are due to water intrusion and leaks. Learn how to mitigate risk in construction and avoid leaks. Mitigating leaks and defective construction not only requires good detailing and design, it requires proper interpretation of manufacturer’s requirements and coordination between adjoining trades.  Building envelope consultants can aid contractors during the design phase by reviewing design documents and providing peer review for conformance with manufacturer, code and industry requirements. During pre-construction, envelope experts can conduct meetings with key enclosure sub-contractors. This gives them an opportunity to ask/answer integration questions and understand what is needed for quality control measures before construction begins.

     

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand how conscientious design can affect water intrusion, overall building performance, and construction risk.
    • Learn how pre-construction meetings with key enclosure sub-contractors can set quality control measures at the onset of construction.
    • Demonstrate through examples how mock-up construction allows an opportunity to make design and construction changes in the field.
    • Learn how water testing of mockups and assemblies can help mitigate risk, how many tests are recommended and which types of tests to conduct.
  • > Construction Testing to Mitigate Leaks

    Learn how to mitigate leaks with construction testing and mock-up testing. For building envelope systems to function trouble free, many elements that need to be confirmed and tested. Necessary testing includes  adhesion testing, testing for compatibility between materials; thickness testing, air barrier testing; water testing, seismic testing; moisture permeation testing, and many others.   Furthermore, testing during construction can mitigate risk by catching installation failures, design defects, or manufacturing failures that could cause leaks, prior to building occupancy. Additionally, quality assurance and monitoring services reduce risk by identifying deviations from the standard details and procedures.

     

    • Learn the test standards for air barrier testing, water testing, and horizontal waterproofing and how these tests can identify failures, design defects, and manufacturing failures.
    • Learn how conductive substrates can be built-in during construction to mitigate costly repairs and precisely pinpoint roof leakage before there is underlying damage.
    • Learn about putting a check list together for building envelope testing
    • Learn about at which stage the testing needs to be performed, the proper substrate preparation for the test and how to communicate with the testing company.
  • > Horizontal Above Grade Waterproofing

    Learn about various waterproofing configurations, considerations, protections, installation and life expectancies of systems. Learn about proper requirements for substrate preparation, adjoining materials, compatibilities and substitutions for similar systems. Learn how electronic leak detection (ELD) testing works, quality assurance inspections, and manufacturer’s warranty requirements.

     

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn about the different types of horizontal waterproofing and the pros and cons of each.
    • Learn how to protect your plaza/podium/deck from construction damage, standing water, rot, and thermal damage.
    • Understand the different structural substrates and pros and cons of each.
    • Learn how to utilize warranties - a warranty never prevented a building from leaking.

Location

990 Commercial Street

Palo Alto, CA 94303

Toll-Free: 1.800.378.3405 ext. 153            www.BuildingPerformanceUniversity.com            Email: rsvp@abbae.com

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