Protecting the 1st Side of the Building

Protecting the 1st Side of the Building

Seminar Details

AIA program #: STEGOTECH1

Length of program: 1 hour

Learning units: 1 LU/HSW

Description

Provides an in-depth look at below-slab moisture, soil gases, brownfields & contaminated sites, and subterranean termites and how to effectively mitigate these concerns with barrier solutions on various project sites and differing foundation designs. The program will examine building material failures, property loss, negative health effects, and the liability associated with the intrusion and infestation of these concerns, along with the environmental factors that are impacted by each of the issues compared to that of the sustainable solutions selected to mitigate them. Moreover, the program is designed to update attendees on the current standards and recommendations from ASTM, ACI, EPA, and other organizations associated with each concern, as well as experts’ perspectives from each respective field.

Learning Objectives

After attending the session, participants will gain a better understanding of the different means and methods available for protection of vapor intrusion below the building, including, but not limited to, the differences between a chemical vapor barrier and a water vapor barrier. Participants will learn the science behind vapor migration below and through concrete slabs as well as into crawl spaces. Participants will gain a better understanding of subterranean termite migration and the differing means and methods available for control. In addition, participants will learn what sustainable design, construction, and installation considerations can be employed via various, cost-effective physical barriers that ensure success.

Vapor Intrusion: Below-Slab Protection Methodologies

Vapor Intrusion: Below-Slab Protection Methodologies

Seminar Details

AIA program #: DRAGO1

Length of program: 1 hour

Learning units: 1 LU/HSW

Description

For brownfields and contaminated sites, the focus has historically been to protect human health by preventing exposure to direct contact of contaminated soil or drinking contaminated water. We now know that inhaling chemical vapors poses a potential risk to the health of residents, workers, and other occupants who are inside of the buildings. Vapor intrusion is an evolving science and it presents challenges to redeveloping these sites. This seminar provides an in-depth look at below-slab vapor intrusion protection and how it can be a sustainable tool to control transmission of chemicals into the built environment.

Learning Objectives

After attending the session, participants will gain a better understanding of the different means and methods available for protection of vapor intrusion below the building, including, but not limited to, the differences between a chemical vapor barrier and a water vapor barrier. Participants will learn the science behind vapor migration below and through concrete slabs. In addition, participants will learn what design, construction, and installation considerations can be employed to ensure success.

Vapor Barriers: Nuisance or Necessity?

Vapor Barriers: Nuisance or Necessity?

Seminar Details

AIA program #: STEGO1

Length of program: 1 hour

Learning units: 1 LU Hour (HSW), 1 GBCI CE Hour

Description

Provides an in-depth look at below-slab moisture protection. The seminar will examine how below-slab water vapor migration has become the leading cause of floor failures and a very real contributor to mold/mildew growth in the United States. Moreover, the seminar is designed to update attendees on current standards and recommendations from ASTM, ACI, and PCA, as well as flooring and concrete experts from the industry. Questions about vapor retarders vs. vapor barriers, the use of poly/visqueen, the location of the vapor barrier, radon gas, concrete moisture testing, concrete drying, installation, and product sustainability will all be addressed as well.

Learning Objectives

After attending the session, attendees will know how to design an overall system to help prevent moisture related problems such as: floor covering failures, mold issues, concrete drying concerns, and much more. Attendees will learn about the most recent standards and industry-expert recommendations in the Vapor Barrier industry, including ASTM standards, ACI recommendations and LEED contribution. In addition, attendees will know and be able to explain the difference between a Vapor Retarder and a Vapor Barrier and know how to specify each.