Online "Tech Talks" Schedule
Webinars will feature technical guidance, application tips & 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: 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.
June 16, 2020, 11 AM (EDT)
Installation of Traffic Bearing Membranes
June 17, 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 questions and show projects where
Master Builders Solutions water repellents have been used successfully.
June 18, 2020, 2 PM (EDT)
Top Reasons for Concrete Repair Failures
From restoration to infrastructure, today’s construction is solidly anchored in concrete repair. As concrete deteriorates, the importance of maintaining this essential building material is critical to the life expectancy of roads, bridges and buildings. So why do most concrete repairs fail? More importantly, how can failure be avoided?
May 5, 2020 (Presented in French)
Les bonnes pratiques de la préparation de surface de béton vêtements
La préparation des surfaces de béton est une étape cruciale dans l’application d’un revêtement. Plusieurs techniques existent selon le type de revêtement à installer et les conditions de chantier. Cette présentation a pour objectif de comprendre et distinguer les types de surfaces ainsi que les méthodes de préparation et réparation.
May 5, 2020
Specialty Concrete Repair Solutions—Encore Performance
This webinar will focus on understanding common issues related to concrete deterioration and specialized methods of addressing them. Crack sealers, epoxy injection, corrosion inhibitors and anodes are some of these methods. The discussion will also address the proper techniques associated with these methods.
May 6, 2020 (Presented in French)
Réparation des structures de béton
Le choix du mortier de réparation pour la réfection du béton doit répondre à plusieurs critères. La sélection dépend des contraintes d’installation, du types de défaillance et des conditions d’expositions de la réparation. Afin de s’y retrouver, la présentation portera sur les technologies de mortier disponibles du portfolio Master Builders Solutions ainsi que les méthodes de bonnes pratiques de la réparation du béton.
May 6, 2020
ICRI 310-2R, Understanding Basic Surface Preparation
A discussion concerning best practices for surface preparation for deck coatings. This discussion revolves around ICRI recommendations for surface preparation including procedures, surface profile, equipment, adhesion tests and moisture testing.
May 7, 2020
Corrosion in the WORLD of Concrete
Spend an hour with renowned Master Builders Solutions scientist, Fred Goodwin, learning about what causes the corrosion of concrete reinforcement and what can be done to stop it.
never sleeps …
but it can be managed!
May 7, 2020 (Presented in French)
Les principes fondamentaux des scellants pour joints
Une discussion sur les principes de base des joint d’étanchéité avec scellants élastomères. La présentation abordera les propriétés, fonctions, différents types de joints, la conception appropriée et tout ce qui est requis pour qu'un scellant à joints élastomère haute performance fonctionne correctement. Le webinaire se concentrera aussi sur la chimie des différents matériaux et technologies disponibles sur le marché ainsi que sur les avantages et les limites de chacun.
May 8, 2020 (Presented in French)
Comprendre les essais de performance
Les essais de performance font parties de la littérature technique nécessaire dans la description de produit. Les organismes de normalisation sont nombreux et les résultats sont complexes à comparer. L’objectif ici est de mieux comprendre et faciliter la lecture de ces documents en révisant l’historique des organismes et les différentes options qui s’offre à nous afin de comparer des produits. Une analyse de certain test est au menu!
May 12, 2020
Building Enclosure + Details
A well-designed and properly maintained Building Envelope is the key to a healthy structure that will stand up to the elements and its occupants. Join us as we explore the basics of good enclosure design, as well as some of the reasons they fail and what you can do about it.
May 13, 2020
The Fundamentals of Sealants
A discussion on the principles of joint sealants. The talk will address the need for joint sealants as well as the basics of joint design, joint types, and physical properties required for a high-performance joint sealant to function properly. It will also cover projects where Master Builders Solutions joint sealants were the ideal solution for the customers’ needs.
May 14, 2020
Introduction to Waterproofing
The waterproofing industry boasts various technologies offered in today's market. To make an informed choice, it is important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of each of these technologies. Discover the difference between waterproofing and dampproofing and learn more about the Master Builders Solutions products for these challenging applications.
May 19, 2020
Master Builders Solutions On-the-Job
Thank you for buying Master Builders Solutions products! Now we have tools that demonstrate how to use them successfully on the job. This webinar will introduce you to the library of On-the-Job videos, as well as the app.
May 20, 2020
VDC and BIM?
Come learn about Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) and Building Information Modeling (BIM). These processes are bringing value to your workflow and benefits to your clients and project success.
May 21, 2020, 2 PM (EDT)
Simplifying Air and Water-Resistive Barriers
May 27, 2020
Understanding Moisture Vapor Transmission
Moisture in concrete slabs can result in many issues, from curing and adhesion of resinous floors to bubbling and delamination in deck coating applications. Understanding moisture vapor transmission in concrete is important in selecting and installing coatings to ensure such applications provide long-lasting solutions. This presentation will address the fundamentals of moisture vapor transmission, how to assess its presence and ways to mitigate potential related issues.
May 28, 2020
Deck Coating Troubleshooting
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.
June 2, 2020
Do it RIGHT!!—Joint Sealants
- Joint design
- Sealant product selection
- Service exposure
- Installation ambient conditions
- Job site considerations
- Surface prep
- Installation methods
June 3, 2020
Master Builders Solutions On-the-Job
Thank you for using Master Builders Solutions products! We have tools that demonstrate how to use them successfully. This webinar will introduce you to the library of On-the-Job videos, as well as the app.
June 4, 2020
Top Five Reasons Wall Coatings FAIL!
Roller marks! Lap marks! Delamination! This webinar will break down the most common headaches that can crop up during and after the installation of high-build acrylic coatings. Recognizing these costly issues is only part of the conversation. You will discover how to avoid them as well as best practices for addressing them in the field, should they occur.
June 9, 2020
Do it Right! Spraying High Build Coatings
June 10, 2020
Respirable Crystalline Silica - Being Part of the Solution
In today’s construction environment, respirable crystalline silica dust generated on a jobsite is a leading health and environmental issue. Respirable crystalline silica containment methods continue to make iterative progress, but more can and should be done - by all industry partners. Various industry stakeholders, from specifiers to applicators and manufacturers, all have a shared responsibility in helping keep construction workers safer while advancing our industry forward in a safer and profitable way. This discussion will outline the OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction, its impact, and how innovation in existing products such as broadcast aggregates, commonly used in traffic coatings, as well as lower/reduced dust concrete repair mortars are just some ways manufacturers can help solve the challenges at hand.
June 11, 2020
Top Reasons for Dry Shake Failures!
Dry shake surface hardeners are the most cost-effective solution for improving the abrasion resistance of concrete floors for industrial applications. While a mainstay in specifications from the fifties through the nineties, they have lost favor and are far less specified today. The primary reason for this? … failures! This presentation highlights the top reasons for dry shake failures and will address how to ensure these issues don’t present themselves on your project.