W1.47

Addressing Moisture in Concrete for Roofing and Flooring Applications


Repair of roofing and floor finish failures are typically very costly, time consuming, and disruptive to facility operations. This presentation will help building owners, facility managers, architects, and contractors understand the causes of concrete substrate moisture-driven roofing and flooring failures, and how the failure mechanisms must be considered in the design or repair process. Both the roofing and flooring industries have come to understand the importance of addressing moisture in concrete substrates for roofing and moisture-sensitive flooring applications. This presentation will discuss the science behind moisture drive through concrete substrates, the implications of ignoring such moisture issues in both roofing and flooring systems, and methods for consideration to mitigate these moisture issues in roofing and flooring substrates. We will augment this presentation with case studies of concrete substrate moisture-driven roofing and flooring failures and repairs. The presenters will discuss: similarities between identifying and testing for moisture in concrete substrates in roofing and flooring systems; common considerations for causes of moisture-driven roofing and flooring failures; similar strategies for repairing failed roofing systems and floor finishes; and common considerations that must be addressed during concrete substrate moisture-driven roofing and flooring repair projects.


1. Understand the importance of addressing moisture in concrete substrates for roofing and flooring applications
2. Recognize concrete substrate moisture-driven roofing and flooring failure mechanisms and understand how to address such mechanisms in roofing and flooring repair design
3. Identify critical issues to be considered during design and repair of roofing and flooring systems over a moisture-laden concrete substrate
4. Select a roofing or floor finish repair strategy that addresses existing conditions and meets performance, operational and budgetary requirements

 
Start Time:

3/11/2015 9:00:00 AM

End Time:

3/11/2015 9:50:00 AM

Presented by:

Philip K. Frederick
Senior Staff Engineer
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.


David Slick, P.E., CFM
Partner
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.


Joseph D. Rogers, P.E.
Senior Staff Engineer
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.


Room Number:

347

Audience:

Intermediate

CEU:

0.1

Track:

Technology



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