Why Buildings Leak webinar
Identify common sources of leakage
By Tim O’Toole
The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) will present Why Buildings Leak on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at 10:00 AM CDT.
While every building consists of a unique combination of building envelope components and construction means and methods, many problems observed in newly constructed facilities share common deficiencies that lead to leakage. This presentation will explore some of the more common mistakes made during design and construction, including deficiencies in flashings, claddings, windows and doors, parapets, roofing systems and other commonly leaking conditions.
At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:
- Identify common sources of leakage in newly constructed facilities
- Analyze design oversights that may result in discontinuities in the building envelope and what can be done to identify these problems before construction
- Discuss quality assurance inspection and testing methods that can reduce the potential for leaks and what aspects of the testing are most important to the construction team
- Evaluate different recommendations for improving common details found in many construction projects to build in redundancy and improved resistance to water penetration
This webinar is free to all attendees. Register for Why Buildings Leak at www.masoncontractors.org/live.
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.