DC SEMINAR: Below-Grade Waterproofing Replacement Challenges

from Thursday, March 23, 2017 3:00PM to Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:00PM

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Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) invites you to a complimentary educational seminar and networking event at our office in downtown Washington, DC.    ABOUT THE SEMINAR Below-Grade Waterproofing Replacement Challenges Presented by Joseph D. Rogers, P.E. & Bryan P. Strohman, P.E. Many commercial and institutional buildings outlast the effective life of their original below-grade waterproofing systems. They suffer from water infiltration, which can deteriorate building components and disrupt building operations. In these instances, owners face a choice to conduct repairs to manage water infiltration at the interior or prevent water infiltration from the outside of the building. Interior water management can be successful at collecting water infiltration and limiting some damage, but does not stop leakage and water-related foundation wall deterioration. Some owners require the reliability of exterior-applied replacement below-grade waterproofing to meet building use or service life requirements. However, exterior below-grade repairs are usually disruptive and expensive. The design and construction of these remedial projects typically require extensive excavations, and present several architectural, civil, geotechnical, and structural engineering challenges.In this presentation, we will review the general history of below-grade waterproofing and discuss the types of buildings and clients that may consider below-grade waterproofing replacement projects. We will also touch on the difference between interior and exterior repair solutions. Finally, we will explore the engineering challenges associated with below-grade waterproofing rehabilitation projects and examine a recent case study.After attending this presentation, participants will be able to: Discuss the clients and buildings likely to consider below-grade waterproofing replacement. Understand reasonable performance expectations for below-grade waterproofing replacement strategies. Become familiar with design and construction challenges for below-grade waterproofing rehabilitation projects, and strategies to resolve them. Review a case study that illustrates these concepts.  Participants will earn 1.0 AIA Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for their attendance. EVENT DETAILS   SCHEDULE4:00 - 4:30PM  Registration & Refreshments4:30 - 6:00PM  Presentation & Discussion6:00 - 7:00PM  Cocktail ReceptionLOCATIONSimpson Gumpertz & Heger1828 L Street NW, Suite 950Washington, DC 20036Parking for a fee is available in the 1828 L Street NW garage. Garage height restriction is 6 ft. Attendance is free and open to all; please invite colleagues. We will serve refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. Space is limited to the first 60 guests to register. MORE INFO CAN'T MAKE IT TO THIS SEMINAR?  If you have a group of 20 or more, we can bring the seminar to you or host a dedicated seminar for your firm at our office! Contact us at events@sgh.com. 
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
1828 L Street NW Washington DC US


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