Course Description

This course is on Wall Systems and Foundation Waterproofing for Better Building Envelope Systems.

Led by Payam Bahman, Building Envelope Representative with Soprema, the presentation will split into two parts – Part 1 Wall Systems and Part 2 Foundation Waterproofing, with a discussion on how the foundation waterproofing below-grade ties into the wall system above grade for a seamless building envelope system.

Part 1: Wall Systems:

  • Overview of Building Envelope Science
  • Stack Effect
  • Ventilation Systems
  • Wind Effect
  • Risks Associated with Air Leakage
  • Different Wall Assemblies and their benefits in different builds
  • Interior insulated
  • Perfect Wall
  • Split Insulated
  • Air Barrier membranes and their functions
  • Air and Vapour barrier membranes
  • Through wall flashings
  • Window flashing membranes

Part 2: Foundation Waterproofing:

  • SBS membranes and their strengths in various applications including “blind side waterproofing”
  • Criteria for choosing differing water mitigation strategies
  • Differences between positive side vs. negative side waterproofing
  • Differences between damp proofing vs. waterproofing
  • Technical details depicting various waterproofing applications (Step-by-step)
  • Waterproofing solutions (products and systems)
  • Waterproofing membranes (torch applied, self adhesive, liquid applied etc.)
  • Drainage mats (various applications and installation methods)
  • Primers (Low VOC, torch grade, self adhesive grade etc.)
  • Liquid applied membranes (PU as well as PMMA chemical compounds)
  • Tie-in details from pre-applied to post applied waterproofing systems
  • Plaza deck waterproofing systems and application methods including details

Approved for 1.5 CPD Credits in Construction Technology

Note: If you have already taken this course in person, repeating it online will not qualify for additional CPD points.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1

    • Before You Get Started

    • Agreement to HAVAN Academic Integrity Policy

    • Part 1

  • 2

    Chapter 2

    • Part 2

  • 3

    Chapter 3

    • Part 3

    • Feedback

    • Declaration of Completed Work Assignment

Payam Bahman, Building Envelope Representative Soprema