BEC-Iowa January Meeting

BEC-Iowa January Meeting

Electronic Leak Detection Testing, Standards, Science, and Practical Applications

Date and Time:
Friday, January 20, 2023
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Location: In-Person and Online Virtual Meeting

Oran Pape Building
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

This will be a virtual presentation. Attendees are invited to join in-person to view the presentation together, or participate remotely.

*Registered attendees will receive an email with a link to join the webinar

Presented by: Shaun Katz

Shaun has been with Detec Systems for 7 years and has over 20 years of experience in customer service, sales and business administration.

Shaun has assisted contractors, architects, engineers and consultants, manufacturers, facility managers and building owners with forensic leak investigation, as well as leak detection testing in new construction. He has performed presentations and demonstrated ELD throughout the world, and won the 2020 Presenter of the Year Award from the Chicago chapter of IIBEC.

His goal is to provide a basic understanding of Electronic Leak Detection and to assist design teams with ensuring valid and conclusive ELD.

Presentation Summary: 

The failure to detect and correct membrane defects during and as soon as possible after its installation can cause premature failure of the membrane. Problems include design deficiencies, faulty application of the membrane system and damage by subsequent trades.  Roof designs incorporating a waterproof membrane under overburden such as a vegetative roof, insulation layer, wear-course, or topping slab greatly exacerbate the problem of leak locating.

This abstract presents the new ASTM Standards D7877 Guide and D3281 Practice which addresses the need for a systematic procedure to test, verify and monitor the integrity of waterproof membranes using electronic conductance measurement methods to locate leaks in exposed or covered waterproof membranes.   The methods described are used on both conventional and protected roofs and are particularly useful for roof designs that incorporate a waterproofing membrane under a green roof, wear-course, or topping slab where direct inspection of the roof membrane is difficult or impossible.

Online ticket sales close January 18th at 11:59pm.

$10 BEC-Iowa Members
$20 Non-Members
Have a Membership Package? This event is FREE!

CLICK HERE to register

This course is approved for continuing education credits.  Attendees will earn 1.5 HSW/LU (AIA) and 1 IIBEC CEH.

Please submit your AIA and IIBEC numbers during your Eventbrite Registration.


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