​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

​Upcoming Webinars:

June 16, 2020, 11 AM (EDT)

Installation of Traffic Bearing Membranes

Construction schedules, ambient conditions, and other variables can impact the installation of traffic bearing membranes.  This discussion will focus on proper surface preparation and installation techniques of traffic bearing membranes.  From the necessary installation tools and techniques, to the impact of ambient conditions on the process, this discussion will allow participants to understand how to achieve a long-lasting membrane with a consistent texture under various project conditions.

Attend: https://bit.ly/30AdyJu​​

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.

Attend: https://bit.ly/2MOx3WC​

June 1​8, 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?​

Attend: https://bit.ly/2zvxvWS​​

Past Webinars:

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.

Corrosion …

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

Managing water in a building envelope is a major challenge for design professionals and contractors.  Air and water resistive barrier systems are intended to manage both liquid water and moisture laden air; however, the selection, specification and installation of AWRB systems can be confusing.  Failure of a building’s barrier system can have serious consequences for everyone involved.  With so many choices, competing technologies, and code/ regulatory requirements, choosing an AWRB system for a building is an important decision. This program will focus on selecting systems that are simple to specify, easy to install and independently validated to comply with code requirements to resolve challenges.​

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

It is SEALANT Season!!  Come learn about all the details and decisions associated with a successful Joint Sealant Installation:
  • 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

Join us for a presentation on the basics of spraying high-build, waterproof coatings.  Our guest presenter today is Matthew Perron, Construction Division Manager for Titan Tool.  Matt will share the details and discuss the different tools that allow us to successfully spray these high-performance products.​

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 1​1, 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.​​