Builders’ Breakfast Series: Wall Systems and Waterproof Foundations for Better Building Envelope

Event date: March 28, 2019
Showtime: 7:30am-9:30am
Location: Trev Deeley (1875 Boundary Road Vancouver)
2.0 CPD credits

This month’s Builders’ Breakfast Series will be on Wall Systems and Foundation Waterproofing for Better Building Envelope Systems.

Led by Payam Bahman, Building Envelope Representative with Soprema, the presentation will be broken down into two parts – Part 1 Wall Systems – Part 2 Foundation Waterproofing, with a discussion on how the foundation waterproofing below-grade ties into the wall system above grade for a seamless building envelope system.

Part 1: Wall Systems:

  • Overview of Building Envelope Science
  • Stack Effect
  • Ventilation Systems
  • Wind Effect
  • Risks Associated with Air Leakage
  • Different Wall Assemblies and their benefits in different builds
  • Interior insulated
  • Perfect Wall
  • Split Insulated
  • Air Barrier membranes and their functions
  • Air and Vapour barrier membranes
  • Through wall flashings
  • Window flashing membranes


Part 2: Foundation Waterproofing:

  • SBS membranes and their strengths in various applications including “blind side waterproofing”
  • Criteria for choosing differing water mitigation strategies
  • Differences between positive side vs. negative side waterproofing
  • Differences between damp proofing vs. waterproofing
  • Technical details depicting various waterproofing applications (Step-by-step)
  • Waterproofing solutions (products and systems)
  • Waterproofing membranes (torch applied, self adhesive, liquid applied etc.)
  • Drainage mats (various applications and installation methods)
  • Primers (Low VOC, torch grade, self adhesive grade etc.)
  • Liquid applied membranes (PU as well as PMMA chemical compounds)
  • Tie-in details from pre-applied to post applied waterproofing systems
  • Plaza deck waterproofing systems and application methods including details
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