This update includes fall protection requirements for low slope roofs, façade access, and ladders as well as a timeline for compliance. This seminar not only addresses the recent 2017 updates to 29 CFR Part 1910 General Industry, but is an overview of all fall protection standards found in both Part 1910 for General Industry and Part 1926 Construction. The components of a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program are also presented as well as specific requirements for the fall protection options available. Because many in the industry either do not understand the standards, are unaware of the available OSHA interpretations, or prefer not to spend money training their employees, misinformation is being spread. This seminar provides the truth about the required implementation of the updated fall protection standards and the standards that remain in place.
The demonstration will include historical products and processes used for repair of tilt-up wall and precast concrete structures, new technology developments, proper material selection, and application methods.
Selection of the most appropriate, professional tools for the setting of foam backer rod at the correct, consistent depth, without puncturing the skin, is the first step in creating a sealant joint that is long lasting and meets sealant manufacturer specifications. Next is the selection of the optimal sealant dispenser and nozzle. The size and orientation of the joint and the viscosity of the specified sealant will guide an installer to the most efficient drive, material containment unit (MCU) and nozzle for the application. Lastly, the selection of the most appropriate caulk finishing spatula and the technique employed are critical for the sealant to adhere and perform to specification.
Proper installation of the RFP and Mesh system on stucco substrates that have cracking issues will be demonstrated. This involves application of the product with embedded mesh. Also shown will be the application of a "Kiss Coat" of material applied over the previous first coat installation. Finally, how to perform a field adhesion test to ensure adequate bond will be demonstrated. The product, history, benefits and procedures for a successful application and installation will be discussed as well as proper surface preparation and how weather conditions can affect the installation. Demonstration will be hands-on installation on an actual building.
Construction errors such as the misplacement of reinforcing steel and modifications like the addition of openings traditionally required intrusive repair methods. The addition of structural steel support or enlargement of the concrete elements is often not aesthetically pleasing or practical and the cost and time impacts are onerous. FRP strengthening solutions are non-intrusive, practical, and can be implemented quickly without major impact on the other building trades. The presentation will guide the audience through the feasibility assessment of FRP strengthening and implementation of the strengthening solution. The roles of the various parties, including the Engineer of Record, the FRP Design Engineer, the General Contractor, the Structural Contractor, and the FRP Installer, will be illustrated. Photographs of completed repairs will be presented.
Dealing with water is always a challenge when constructing a new structure. Whether it is water infiltration that was expected, or water manages to circumvent pre-planned waterproofing methods, it can wreak havoc on the building and interfere with construction schedules. The term “belt and suspenders” is often used in waterproofing and there is a good reason for it. Water chooses the path of least resistance, and many times that path is not discovered until it is too late. There are many methods of water control that can be implemented before, during and after a structure is completed. This presentation will focus on water control methods for new construction that can be implemented during or after the construction process.
As long as there is concrete there will be concrete cracks. There is no shortage of repair methods for cracked concrete but the challenge is to find the right one that meets your specific needs. This product demonstration will cover polyurethane injection for leak mitigation. The area of focus will be understanding why concrete cracks, when to use polyurethane or epoxy injection, safety and equipment required for injection work, and lastly, the injection process itself.
Repairing and extending the service life of concrete in severe environments first requires that one understands what may be considered severe why it may be considered so. This presentation will discuss the ways in which different organizations and technical committees around the world define ‘severe environments’ for concrete structures; types of deterioration mechanisms and materials-related distress that may severely and quickly deteriorate concrete, type of structures with potentially severe environments, and U.S. geographical considerations.
A significant percentage of repairs are performed during the course of constructing new structures. Once a construction anomaly or error occurs the first concerns are for life safety and schedule impact. A review of the steps necessary to successfully perform repairs and minimize impacts to the ongoing construction. Examples of challenging problems and the traditional and non-traditional solutions to these problems will be discussed.