Waterproofing Disasters and How to Avoid Them

A CSI East Bay-Oakland Chapter Event / Co-Sponsored by AIA East Bay

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Location: Scott’s Seafood Restaurant, Jack London Square, #2 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
Cost: $85.
To RSVP please mail this Registration Form with a check to Fred King, 560 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612 (or) email with credit card information to: 
Registration deadline is April 16, 2015. Acceptance of registrations received after this date are subject to availability.


This half day seminar will provide an understanding of waterproofing disasters and how to avoid them from the roof to below-grade application.


Andrea Bono, P.E., Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Daniel Gibbons, P.E., Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Chris Nelson, Pacific Building Consultants
David Field, AIA, Richard Avelar & Associates
Phil Dregger, P.E., Technical Roof Services

Schedule of Events:

7:30–10am: Registration / Continental Breakfast / Table Top Presentations / Early Morning Presentations
10am–12:30pm: Mid Morning Break / Table Top Presentations / Late Morning Presentations / Closing Remarks

Early Morning Presentations (7:30–10am):

1. How Site Conditions and Construction Practices Impact the Performance of Below-Grade Waterproofing Systems
Andrea Bono’s and Daniel Gibbons’ presentation will focus on common below-grade site conditions; understanding typical below-grade construction practices; the impact of site conditions and construction practices on below-grade waterproofing systems performance; and applying best practices to address site conditions and construction practices.

2. Plaza Deck Waterproofing Disasters – Learning effective design and application from waterproofing disasters
Chris Nelson’s presentation will focus on selecting the appropriate membrane; base flashings heights and door thresholds; drains not draining the waterproofing; and the importance of water testing

Late Morning Presentations (10am–12:30pm):

3. Waterproofing Disasters in Building Walls
David Field, AIA will focus on specifying compatible products to avoid component failure; avoiding design errors which result in leaks; spot integration failures allowing water intrusion and contract administration strategies to decrease the frequency of waterproofing failures.

4. Roof Covering Disasters – Good designs, products, and contractors. Why do we still have roof covering disasters?
Phil Dregger’s presentation will focus on roof storm drainage, temporary protection, new products and wind resistance.

For Table Top Opportunities contact Jerry Veiluva, AIA at
(510) 428-2491 or jerry@hayashida-architects.com


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