Alberta Building Envelope Council South


ABEC October Luncheon


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Date(s) - 23/10/2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Winston Golf Club


October 2019 ABEC Luncheon

Topic: Crystalline Integral Concrete Waterproofing System

By keeping the water out of the of the concrete, you will also keep out deleterious compounds that can cause corrosion of the reinforcing steel. The American Concrete Institute has undergone a 15 year process that will change the way you talk about and work with concrete. Waterproofing systems have now been classified into two new categories: use with hydrostatic pressure (PRAH) and use with non-hydrostatic conditions (PRAN). The session will begin with a brief introduction to crystalline technology and will delve into the new categories and how this changes the way you design, specify and approach your project. We will then review recent BCIT performance testing of the crystalline admixtures. This information is aimed at clarifying the 4 items critical to designing watertight concrete 

  • Chemical difference
  • Reduction of shrinkage cracks
  • Self-sealing of cracks
  • Reduction of permeability


The presentation will conclude with a means and methods approach to waterproofing Vancouver’s 7 level below grade TELUS Gardens parking garage. We will review the initial questions we ask to troubleshoot projects and take you from the first concrete pour, through each appropriate system hitting joints, penetrations and cracks to ensure the structure is watertight and leak free. We’ll then finish with a Q&A period. The presentation will focus on below grade concrete application but the same systems are used to protect water containment and above grade concrete.

Presenter: John Andersen 

With over 25 years’ experience supporting projects in the concrete and construction industries, John Andersen has spent the past twelve years of his career applying his knowledge and experience to concrete waterproofing projects throughout Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest USA with Kryton. John brings extensive technical knowledge, as well as a diverse history of hands on experience with a range of projects from residential towers through to civil infrastructure mega projects like BC Hydro’s site C Hydroelectric dam.

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The actual price charged is based on your current ABEC membership, the number of attendees you are registering, and whether or not they are members. 

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