Thursday, November 29, 2018 · 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Madison College, Commercial Avenue Campus, Madison, WI
Cost: $99

Insulating and waterproofing high performance below-grade assemblies

Is it possible to waterproof foundation walls from the inside? What are the best foundation insulating strategies? Get the answers to these questions and more as Peter Yost discusses best practices for insulating and waterproofing below-grade spaces including basements, tuck-under and underground parking garages in commercial and residential buildings. Peter will explain how to use benchtop testing to uncover which waterproofing techniques really work. Join us to learn about the challenging task of achieving warm, dry, insulated and waterproofed high performance below-grade spaces.

As a result of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the right insulation and waterproofing for your projects.
  • Discuss how heat and moisture flows affect foundation assemblies.
  • Convey to potential clients, best practices for keeping foundations warm and dry.
  • Explain how to use benchtop testing to evaluate field performance of your waterproofing systems.

Who should attend?
Builders; remodelers; students, educators and apprentices in construction trades; building performance consultants; code officials; architects and anyone interested in residential below-grade assemblies.

7:30 a.m.: Registration and continental breakfast
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Program (lunch and breaks provided)

The registration fee for attending this full-day course is $99, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and breaks. There is limited availability, so you are encouraged to register early.

General information
Site information will be sent with your enrollment confirmation. If you have any special needs (e.g. dietary, physical), please let us know at the time of registration. All requests will be kept confidential.

Photo and video rights
We reserve the right to use photographs taken during the event for promotional purposes. Also, this program may be video taped for future publication.

Please note that in order to receive continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire training; partial credit cannot be given.

AIA Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 7 LU/HSW for this instructor-led face-to-face course.

ASHI This course is approved for 7 ASHI continuing education credits.

BPI This course has been pre-approved for 3.5 BPI CEUs.

NAHB Attendees will earn 6 hours of continuing education credit for the following NAHB professional designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, GMB, GMR, Master CGP.

NARI This course is approved for 7 NARI CEUs.

WI-DSPS Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this course for 7 CEUs for the following credentials: Commercial Building Inspector Certification, Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, UDC-Construction Inspector Certification.

This course will not be pre-approved for GBCI credits; however, if you believe the content is applicable to your credential, you can self-report credits.

Defining high performance in basements

  • Managing temperature and humidity
  • Walls, floors and concrete slabs
  • Dealing with radon
  • Drainage systems and sump pumps

Below-grade insulation systems – new construction

  • Exterior, interior and sub-slabs

Below-grade waterproofing – new construction

  • Walls, drainage systems and slabs

Waterproofing – retrofits for residential buildings

  • Exterior and interior options
  • Benchtop testing demos

Waterproofing – retrofits for commercial buildings

  • Exterior and interior options
  • Benchtop testing demos

Summary and key takeaways

Madison College, Commercial Avenue Campus
2125 Commercial Avenue Building B
Madison , WI

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