​​​​​​​Online "Tech Talks" Scheduled for April 2020

Webinars will feature technical guidance, application tips, and best practices

We are pleased to offer the following upcoming customer “Tech Talks”. Over the next few weeks we will be delivering live webinars to our customers delivered by technical experts.

Note to Attendees: Going forward, this series will be presented on the Microsoft Teams platform. If you haven’t used Microsoft Teams before, when you open the enclosed links, you will be given the opportunity to “Download the app” or to “Join on the web instead”. Either will work with the link provided.​

Upcoming Tech Talks

April 28, 2020, 11 AM EDT

Strengthening Concrete Structures through Carbon Fiber​
This talk will provide an introduction to concrete strengthening using carbon fiber systems.    The presentation will address the overall function of these systems, its components and the proper installation practices.  It will also cover several case studies where this system provided the right solution for various deteriorated concrete structures.

April 29, 2020 11 AM EDT

Methyl-Methacrylate Technology
From low-viscosity crack sealers and rapid setting polymer concrete materials to decorative flooring systems, this discussion on methyl-methacrylate based materials covers the chemistry and benefits and limitations of these fast curing materials.  Proper mixing and installation techniques as well as troubleshooting common issues will be discussed.

April 30, 2020 11 AM EDT (Presented in French)

Principes fondamentaux des membranes de stationnement 
L’imperméabilisation et la protection des structures en béton, comme les dalles de stationnement, est indispensable à la bonne santé d’un bâtiment. Plusieurs systèmes existent selon l’intensité de la circulation, l’exposition aux intempéries, l’esthétisme et les contraintes d’application. Pour bien comprendre les variables et leurs raisons, cette présentation permet de clarifier les avantages et limites de chaque système.  ​

April 30, 2020 2 PM EDT

An Introduction to Insulated Masonry Veneer Systems
Many criteria must be considered when designing high performance building enclosures.  How do we best combine durability, energy efficiency, code compliance and aesthetic versatility?  Learn how evolved technologies can help provide a code compliant wall assembly that meets the performance and testing requirements for today’s enclosures while allowing for a wide range of cladding options that fit the designer’s intent. ​


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May 1, 2020 11 AM EDT (Presented in French)

Revêtements de plancher performants
Il existe une multitude d'options dans les revêtements de plancher en résine. Les résines époxy, polyuréthane, polyaspartique, polyuréthane cimentaire et méthacrylate de méthyle sont utilisées dans les systèmes de revêtement, autolissants et à la truelle. Cette présentation présentera les différentes technologies disponibles et leurs raisons d’être. L’objectif est de vous aider à faire des choix appropriés selon les diverses utilisations.

Past Tech Talks

April 7, 2020 11:00 AM EDT 

Concrete Repair Installation Methods 

This webinar will cover specific information regarding the installation of concrete repair products. Topics include the critical steps involved in surface preparation, tools and methods, and configuration of repair areas. Installation methods will also be discussed along with best practices to ensure a long-lasting repair.

April 8, 2020 2:00 PM EDT 

Troubleshooting Traffic Bearing Membranes 

This talk will address common issues associated with the installation of traffic bearing membrane systems. Troubleshooting issues such as blistering, bubbles, delamination and premature wear will be addressed in this presentation. It will also cover how to avoid these issues as well as how to fix them if they occur.

April 9, 2020, 11:00 AM EDT 

Sealants Technology/Chemistry 

The webinar will focus on the chemistry of sealants and available technologies in the marketplace and the benefits and limitations of each. The importance of various physical properties of sealants and how they impact overall sealant performance will be discussed.

April 10, 2020, 11:00 AM EDT

Installation of Acrylic Wall Coatings 

From surface preparation to back-rolling techniques, this webinar will address the proper installation of High Build Acrylic Coatings. Focusing on tools, products and best practices, the discussion will provide a better understanding of the installation of these materials as well as how to avoid costly application issues.

April 14, 2020, 11:00AM EDT

Specialty Concrete Repair Solutions

This webinar will focus on understanding common issues related to concrete deterioration and specialized methods of addressing them. Crack sealers, epoxy injection, corrosion inhibitors an​d anodes are some of these methods. The discussion will also address the proper techniques associated with these methods.

April 15, 2020, 2:00PM EDT

Troubleshooting High Performance Sealants

This talk will cover various types of joint sealant failures and discuss why these failures occur. The discussion will also provide installation techniques to minimize these issues as well as information on proper field adhesion testing.

April 16, 2020, 11:00AM EDT

Watson Bowman Acme Expansion Joint Evolution, Improving Classic Designs with Wabo®Crete Membrane Generation II

  • A Brief history on expansion joint evolution since 1950s and winged membrane systems of the 1980s
  • Overview of design improvements, features and benefits
  • Testing and performance
  • Value to consultants and engineers
  • Value to contractors and installers

April 17, 2020, 11:00AM EDT

Troubleshooting High Build Acrylic Coatings

This presentation will cover troubleshooting acrylic coatings. The discussion will focus on topics ranging from application techniques to building envelope issues. It will provide information on how to address acrylic coating issues in the field by understanding the underlying causes and prevention techniques of common coatings complaints.​

April 21, 2020, 2 PM EDT

Specifying Appropriate Flooring Systems
When considering resinous flooring systems, there are a myriad of options.  Epoxy, polyurethane, polyaspartic, and methyl-methacrylate resins are used in coating, self-leveling an​d trowel-down systems.  This presentation will walk through decision-making processes to help dispel the complexity of choosing an appropriate flooring system for various in-service uses.

April 22, 2020 11 AM EDT

The Principles of Precision Grouts
A discussion on the functions of grouts and where and why they are used.  The presentation also covers the various types of grouts, the Master Builders Solutions offering of MasterFlow products, and examples of where our products have been used successfully.

April 23, 2020 2 PM EDT

The Proper Use of Water Repellents on Concrete Structures​
This discussion will address the use of water repellents on concrete structures.   Why are repellents used?  What is the difference between a Silane and Siloxane?  The talk will provide answers to these repellent questions and show projects where Master Builders Solutions water repellents have been used successfully.​