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Lunch and Learn - April

  • Monday, April 23, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Ranch at Las Colinas


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Concrete Moisture Deck Issues - Causes and Preventive Measures

In the presentation we will review and discuss the prevalent issues of the use of Lightweight Structural Concrete roof decks and moisture. The frequency of moisture related claims involving concrete roof decks has been increasing rapidly over the past few years.  Problems have been reported under all types of roof systems in most climates.  The issues are typically encountered on roofs that have not exhibited any leakage, and generally appear to have been properly installed, yet when cut open, they are found to be damp to wet across the entire roof surface.  Legal experts specializing in the construction industry expect this to be the most frequent source of roofing related litigation in the coming years.  There are numerous reasons for these issues, including changes in system build-ups, year round construction in all climates, and accelerated construction schedules

Speaker: Joe Schwetz 

Speaker Bio: 

Joe Schwetz is the Vice President of Technical Service for Sika Sarnafil, a division of Sika Corp., Canton MA. He has a degree in architectural engineering from SUNY. He has worked in the roofing industry for over 30 years in various research and development, technical and managerial capacities. He is active in various technical standards and code development bodies including SPRI, SIGDERS and he co-chairs ASTM sub-committee D08.18, is the task group chair for PVC Roofing, as well as for recycling roofing membranes and developing a guide for roof covers used in vegetative roofing. He is the membership secretary for ASTM E60 - Sustainability, and is active in numerous other ASTM committees.  He received the ASTM Award of Merit in 2015

Learning Objectives: 

  1. This presentation will review the key issues involved, provide practical recommendations for preventing problems from occurring and potential remedial approaches in situations where problems have occurred.

Meeting Location:      The Ranch at Las Colinas

Meeting Address:       857 W. John Carpenter Fwy, Irving, Texas 75039


Registration start time:   11:30 am. 

Presentation begins:       12:00 pm. 

(please arrive before noon so the servers can take your order prior to the start of the presentation)

​Member/Friend of the Chapter Cost:         $15 online or $20 at the door
Non-Member/Guest Cost:                            $25 online or $30 at the door

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