Amerimix
BMJ Stone
Echelon Masonry
EZG Manufacturing
Federated Insurance
Fraco USA, Inc.
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc.
Hydro Mobile, Inc.
iQ Power Tools
Kennison Forest Products, Inc.
Mortar Net Solutions
Non-Stop Scaffolding
Pullman Ermator
SPEC MIX LLC
Stabila
Tradesmen's Software, Inc.
Specifications and Use of Standardized Test Methods for the Evaluation of Water Penetration Resistance of Masonry will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at 10:00 AM CDT
Specifications and Use of Standardized Test Methods for the Evaluation of Water Penetration Resistance of Masonry will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at 10:00 AM CDT
October 17, 2013 7:00 AM CDT

Test Methods for the Evaluation of Water Penetration webinar

Gain a working knowledge of ASTM test methods

By

The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) will present Specifications and Use of Standardized Test Methods for the Evaluation of Water Penetration Resistance of Masonry on October 23, 2013, at 10:00 AM CDT.

Masonry is one of the oldest and most sought after building materials by building owners for new building construction. Masonry can serve as both finish and structure and is therefore extremely versatile adding both beauty and strength to the structure. Water penetration and leakage through masonry façade systems is the single most prominent cause of owner complaints and litigation related to masonry construction. Proper specification of masonry materials, details coupled with a well defined quality assurance program and field performance testing as part of building envelope commissioning can minimize customer complaints and claims related to façade leakage and ensure a successful completed project. Topics discussed include including water penetration resistance testing of construction mock-ups and work in progress during the construction process.

This session will:

  • Demonstrate standard ASTM test methods for the evaluation of water penetration resistance of masonry and façade construction.
  • Discuss specification methods to correctly implement standard test methods to evaluate construction mock-ups and work in progress during construction;
  • Define criteria for frequency of testing to reasonably ensure quality requirements while minimizing testing costs.
  • Discuss acceptance and rejection criteria for mock-up evaluation and field production testing.
  • Explore alternate nonstandard test methods that are useful in evaluating water penetration problems and isolating water leakage paths in completed projects.
At the end of the course, the participants will:
  • Be able to take the concepts discussed and begin applying them to working projects or use them in an overall building envelope commissioning program that includes masonry construction.
  • Gain a working knowledge of ASTM test methods for the evaluation of water penetration resistance of masonry and façade construction.
  • Have a working knowledge of specification methods to correctly implement standard test methods to evaluate construction mock-ups and work in progress during construction.
  • Have a working knowledge of the criteria for frequency of testing to reasonably ensure quality requirements while minimizing testing costs.
  • Know how to define acceptance and rejection criteria for mock-up evaluation and field production testing.
Mason contractors registered for Masonry Certification will receive 1.00 credits in the Codes and Standards discipline upon completion of this course.

Register for Specifications and Use of Standardized Test Methods for the Evaluation of Water Penetration Resistance of Masonry at www.masoncontractors.org/live.

2013 Live Webinar Season Pass

The Live Webinar Season Pass gives you and your entire company year-round access to all live and on demand recorded webinars for the calendar year. Sign up today for as little as $300.00.

Visit www.masoncontractors.org/live for more information and to view a full schedule of MCAA’s Live Webinar Series.


About the Author

Tim O’Toole is the Director of Marketing, Education, and Information Technology for the MCAA. He has a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University and has worked in the masonry industry since 2003.

 

Related Articles

More Masonry Headlines

“The MCAA is one of the most beneficial memberships that we have.”

Addison Kalish
KMI-Kalish Masonry, LLC
MCAA member since 2011

Learn More