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Waterproofing Elevated Wood Framed Decks

As more and more multi-family structures, from apartments to condominiums, veer toward cantilevered balconies and breezeways, the lack of waterproofing has made the balconies susceptible to water damage. For occupants this can be life or death as we saw in Berkeley, CA where six people died and seven were injured when a balcony sheared off the building. With water damage comes mold and the toxic effects it can have on an occupant and their family. This session will help architects understand the challenge of designing a balcony waterproofing system consisting of transitions, interfaces and penetrations that do not fail. Attendees will learn about proper positive slope, pour depth at threshold, embed plate setback, metal flashing and how to properly flood test each balcony.

  • Learning Objective 1: Define the fundamentals associated with a balcony design
  • Learning Objective 2: Address major failure points on a balcony; Coffin Corner, Railing Mounts
  • Learning Objective 3: Discuss what improvements can be made on a set of Architectural plans
  • Learning Objective 4: Examine a complete balcony system with flood test to ensure proper waterproofing

Smoke and Mirrors: Understanding Sound Attenuating Mats

The #1 cause of turnover in multi-family residential dwellings is sound transmission. As residential construction continues to grow, the need for quality sound control between floors has also grown. Sound attenuating mats are used in the floor-ceiling assembly to help control the amount of Airborne sound (STC) and Impact Sound (IIC) transmitted between floors. The lack of innovation combined with new designs in floor coverings leaves the occupant unable to sleep, stressed and lacking motivation. This session will help architects understand the challenge of understanding how STC and IIC work and how to specify a proper sound mat based on the floor covering. Attendees will learn about Sound test graphs, deflection, perimeter isolation strip as well as the difference between monofilament and rigid technology.

  • Learning Objective 1: Discuss the difference between Rigid and Monofilament Sound Mats
  • Learning Objective 2: Define and Review Sound Transmission Class (STC) and Impact Insulation Class (IIC)
  • Learning Objective 3: Examine fundamental ASTM tests associated with Sound Attenuating Mats
  • Learning Objective 4: Address the transformation of sound attenuating mats based on floor coverings

Gypsum Underlayments: Understanding the Past and Changing the Future

As the rise in multi-family wood framed structures continues to climb, gypsum cement underlayments are being manufactured on job sites across the country. Gypsum cement underlayments are used in Multi-Family projects because of the one- and two-hour fire rating properties. The lack of quality control and accountability in the manufacturing process on jobsites leaves the occupants of the building in danger and the one- and two-hour fire code not met. This session will help architects understand the challenge of proper mix design (gypsum, sand and water) which will provide the compressive strength and appropriate fire rating. Attendees will learn about proper mix design, slump and cube tests and current quality control measures to ensure a safe and effective floor assembly.

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