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Lunch and Learn - February 2021

  • Monday, February 22, 2021
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Ranch at Las Colinas
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Electronic Leak Detection Methods and Procedures

The first portion of this course will cover Electronic Leak Detection (ELD) testing methods used for quality assurance testing of roofing and waterproofing membranes. Participants will be able to understand the principles outlined in the ASTM Standard Guide D7877 and ASTM Standard Practice D8231. Participants will also be able to identify which roofing and waterproofing assemblies can be quality control tested using advanced electronic leak detection methods instead of flood testing. ELD will be discussed as part of new construction commissioning as well as preventative maintenance for the life of the roof. The second portion of the course will consist of a review of conductive mediums which enable ELD on conventional roofing. Participants will be informed of conductive medium options and proper placement within the assembly. The final portion of this course will cover design and construction failures commonly identified by ELD testing and embedded fully monitored leak detection systems.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the differences between the four electronic testing methods.
  2. Identify potential division 7 design and construction failures on future projects based on analyzed data from existing projects utilizing fully monitored leak detection systems.
  3. Understand the capabilities and limitations of Electronic Leak Detection as outlined in ASTM Guide D7877 and ASTM Practice D8231.
  4. Understand different applications for fully monitored embedded leak detection systems and how they function.

Speaker: Petersen Lambert and Shaun Katz

Speaker Bios: 

Petersen Lambert is a Principle and Director of Testing for Allana Buick & Bers Inc.; In addition to the Testing Division, he also oversees the Seattle office of ABBAE. Peterson has been with the firm since 2001, his experience includes management of investigation, design, and management for new construction and renovation projects. Mr. Lambert specializes in identifying and resolving complex waterproofing issues during construction.

Shaun Katz, Sales Manager for Detec Systems since 2016.  He has over 20 years of experience with assisting clients with forensic leak investigation and ELD systems. His goal is to provide a basic understanding of Electronic Leak Detection and clear up some of the confusion in the industry regarding the various available electronic testing methods in the building industry

We are excited to be back at The Ranch, but please note that we still have a limited capacity of 60 attendees to satisfy Covid-19 regulations. If you do not register online, you may be turned away at the door. Thank You

      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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