​BASF Continuing Education


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The construction industry is always changing. To stay current, professionals need information and continuing education. That's why we've developed a suite of webinars and lunch and learns on important topics facing our industry. Learn about the latest technologies in new construction and restoration while earning AIA learning units or PDH credits. Then put this information to immediate use in writing specifications. No cost to you.

BASF is pleased to offer FREE One-hour webinars and lunch and learns for architects, engineers and building owners, featuring our experts on construction technology. Please join us for these informational events by using the links below.

 

Advanced Sealant Presentation (1.25 LU / HSW)
        Lunch-and-Learn

For more information and to request a lunch-and-learn

Topics to be covered:

  • Understand mold and moisture effects as they relate to joints, safety and the building envelope
  • Discuss proper and safe sealant application procedures and joint design
  • Discuss how to recognize and understand causes for sealant problems
  • Compare and contrast different sealant types

Below Grade Waterproofing (1 LU / HSW)
        Lunch-and-Learn

For more information and to request a Lunch-and-Learn

Topics to be covered:

  • Understand the functions of waterproofing
  • Understand how site conditions affect waterproofing
  • Discuss the various types of waterproofing available
  • Discuss common issues related to the installation of waterproofing products

Building Restoration – The Ultimate Act of Sustainability (1 LU / HSW)
        Lunch-and-Learn 

For More Information and to Request a Lunch-and-Learn

Topics to be covered:

  • Understanding how building restoration contributes to sustainable development 
  • Weight the benefits of restoration in comparison with new development 
  • Recognize the economic impact and regenerative effect restoration has on local communities

Caulks and Sealants (1 LU / HSW)
        Lunch-and-Learn

For More Information and to Request a Lunch-and-Learn
Topics to be covered:

  • Discuss different types of sealant technology and proper, safe joint design
  • Illustrate proper application procedures, including safety precautions 
  • Recognize and understand the causes of sealant problems or failures
  • Compare and contrast sealants and caulks, and compare and contrast different sealant types

Concrete Restoration and Repair (1 LU / HSW)
        Lunch-and-Learn

For More Information and to Request a Lunch-and-Learn

Topics to be covered:

  • Understand the basic components of concrete
  • Understand the causes and effects of concrete deterioration
  • Understand the different installations of concrete repair products
  • Learn proper installation practices including surface preparation, placement and curing

Construction of Slabs on Grade (1 LU / HSW)
        Lunch-and-Learn

For More Information and to Request a Lunch-and-Learn

Topics to be covered:

  • Understand the different components of a concrete substrate
  • Understand the proper and safe application techniques when preparing the substrate and installing the slab
  • Understand how the slab cures, and the effects of the curing process
  • Troubleshooting the cured slab and application process

Corrosion in Steel Reinforced Concrete Structures (1 LU / HSW)
        Lunch-and-Learn

For more information and to request a Lunch-and-Learn

Topics to be covered: 

  • Understand the types and causes of corrosion of concrete reinforcing steel
  • Understand the electrochemical corrosion process
  • Effectively specify different corrosion mitigation strategies
  • Anticipate conditions which promote corrosion

Discrete Galvanic Anodes (1 LU / HSW)
        Lunch-and-Learn

For more information and to request a lunch-and-learn

Topics to be covered:

  • Describe the formation of incipient anodes aka "ring anodes"
  • Anticipate concrete repair situations susceptible to development of ring anodes
  • Specify discrete galvanic anodes as part of a comprehensive repair/restoration strategy
  • Prevent premature deterioration of repaired concrete due to the development of ring anodes

Enhancing Concrete Durability with Integral Waterproofing Admixtures (valid for 1 AIA) 
         Webinar or Lunch-and-Learn

Dec 4, 2014, 12 p.m. EST    register


For More Information and to Request a Lunch-and-Learn

Topics to be covered:

  • Concrete waterproofing options
  • Materials available for integral waterproofing of concrete
  • Testing used to qualify integral waterproofing of concrete
  • Specification terminology and requirements for waterproofing admixtures

Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs): Worthless or Priceless? (valid for 1 AIA) 
         On-demand or Lunch-and-Learn

On-demand webinar available    take the course now
Topics to be covered:

  • What is a Type III Environmental Product Declaration?
  • What environmental impact categories are reported in a concrete EPD?
  • What are the key elements in a registered EPD for LEED 4?
  • Understanding the differences between Life-Cycle Assessment, Eco-Efficiency Analysis and EPDs

Extending Joint Spacing in Concrete Slabs-on-Ground: Design Methodology (valid for 1 PDH) 
         Webinar or Lunch-and-Learn 

Date TBD

Topics to be covered:

  • Basis for current joint spacing recommendations
  • Relationships between drying shrinkage and joint spacing
  • Controlling drying shrinkage and joint spacing
  • Current techniques for extending joint spacing in concrete slabs
  • Demonstration of BASF etool for extending joint spacing  

Floor Surface Treatments (valid for 1 LU/HSW)
        Lunch-and-Learn

 For more information or to request a lunch-and-learn

Topics to be covered:

  • Describe the critical factors necessary for the curing of a concrete floor
  • Describe the various types of surface treatments for floors and their principal benefits
  • Identify proper surface preparation for high performance floor installations
  • Choose among suitable types of floor treatments for specific applications

Fundamentals and Benefits of Fiber Reinforced Concrete (valid for 1 PDH)
        Webinar or Lunch-and-Learn

Nov 26, 2014, 1:30 p.m. EST   register
Dec 16, 2014, 1:30 p.m. EST   register 

 

Lunch and Learn upon request
Topics to be covered:

  • Fiber basics
  • Standard test methods for evaluating the performance of fiber-reinforced concrete
  • Fiber Dosage Wizard, an interactive tool to calculate required fiber dosage
  • How to specify FRC

Innovative Green Concretes for Sustainable Construction (valid for 1.25 AIA) 
         Webinar or Lunch-and-Learn or On-demand

October 29, 2014, 12 p.m. EST   register
On-demand webinar available   take the course now

 

Topics to be covered:

  • Why Green Concrete is needed
  • Performance attributes of high-performance Green Concretes (HPGC)
  • Eco-Efficiency Analysis (EEA) as a sustainability measurement tool
  • Developing concrete specifications to include requirements for high performance concrete
  • High profile projects using Green Concretes

Precision Grouts and Machinery Baseplates (valid for 1 LU/HSW)
        Lunch-and-Learn

 For more information or to request a lunch-and-learn

Topics to be covered:

  • Identify the physical properties of grouts
  • Understand the need for grout and the safe ways to apply grout
  • Select grout types based on application and proper substrate preparation
  • Specify proper and safe installation of grout

Principles of Grout (valid for 1 LU)
        Webinar or lunch-and-learn

October 28, 2014, 12 p.m. EST register

For more information or to request a lunch-and-learn

Topics to be covered:

  • Understand the need and applications for grout
  • Identify the main types of grout products
  • Identify the steps in a successful grout application
  • Understand the tools required for grouting

Protecting  Exterior Surfaces (valid for 1 LU/HSW)
        Lunch-and-Learn

For more information or to request a lunch-and-learn

Topics to be covered:

  • Understand why protection of exterior surfaces is needed
  • Understand current technologies and product types including safety needs
  • Select the proper type of system
  • Conduct and/or oversee field quality assurance and safety in the field

Protection of Pedestrian and Vehicular Traffic Surfaces (1 LU / HSW)
        Lunch-and-Learn

For more information or to request a lunch-and-learn 

Topics to be covered:

  • Learn how to properly specify deck coatings for pedestrian and vehicular areas
  • Evaluate different kinds of coatings relative to their benefits and limitations in specific applications
  • Understand the critical steps in an effective protection strategy
  • Select from different options to maximize aesthetic impact of protective coatings

Sealant Repairs that Last - Hybrid Sealants for Building Restoration (1 LU / HSW)
        Lunch-and-Learn

For more information or to request a lunch-and-learn

Topics to be covered:

  • Understand the unique challenges related to sealant restoration
  • Understand the uses of hybrid sealant in restoration
  • Learn the essential elements in selecting sealants for restoration
  • Learn how to avoid common pitfalls associated with sealant restoration

Strengthening Concrete Structures with FRP Systems (1.25 LU / HSW)
        Lunch-and-Learn

For more information or to request a lunch-and-learn

Topics to be covered:

  • Understand what FRP materials are and how they behave
  • Know how to evaluate whether FRP materials are appropriate for a particular application
  • Understand the means, methods and requirements for properly installing these systems
  • Evaluate a completed installation against accepted industry standards

Successful Coatings Applications (valid for 1 LU)
        Lunch-and-Learn

For more information or to request a lunch-and-learn

Topics to be covered:

  • Understand how coatings work
  • Describe the difference between paints and coatings
  • Properly specify coatings
  • Conduct onsite quality assurance and troubleshoot failures

Successful Coatings and Water Repellent Applications (valid for 1.5 LU / HSW)
        Lunch-and-Learn

For more information or to request a lunch-and-learn 

Topics to be covered:

  • Understand the functions of coatings and water repellents
  • Discuss the various types of coatings and water repellents
  • Learn the basics of surface preparation and discuss common issues related to coatings and water repellents

Successful Water Repellent Applications (valid for 1 LU)
        Lunch-and-Learn

For more information or to request a lunch-and-learn 

Topics to be covered:

  • Understand the need for protection
  • Identify current technologies and product types
  • Develop a basis for system selection
  • Understand the value of site survey, field quality assurance and troubleshooting

The Art & Science of Restoration (1 LU / HSW)
        Lunch-and-Learn

For more information or to request a Lunch-and-Learn

Topics to be covered:

  • Understand how building restoration contributes to sustainable development
  • Anticipate common challenges in building restoration
  • Weigh the benefits and limitations of restoration options
  • Articulate the type of support you should expect from material suppliers on your projects

Traffic Systems for Parking Garage Protection (1.25 LU / HSW)
        Lunch-and-Learn

For more information or to request a Lunch-and-Learn

Topics to be covered:

  • Learn about new technologies in deck coatings related to speed and low odor
  • Learn about new type of sealant for parking garage applications
  • Understand options relating to quick turnaround time and extending life of parking structures
  • Understand options for light reflective coatings, decorative coatings and sealants for garage applications

Troubleshooting High Performance Joint Sealants (1.25 LU / HSW)
        Lunch-and-Learn

For more information or to request a Lunch-and-Learn

Topics to be covered:

  • Properly and safely design moving joints
  • Evaluate different types of sealants relative to their type and uses including odors and safety
  • Understand the critical steps in sealant application, including health and safety during installation
  • Recognize and understand the causes of joint failure

Water-Repellency and Efflorescence Control in Masonry (valid for 1.5 AIA)
        Lunch-and-Learn or Webinar or On-demand

Oct 23, 2014, 12 p.m. EDT    register 
On-demand webinar available    take the course now

Topics to be covered:

  • Achieving water-repellency and efflorescence control in masonry construction
  • Admixture technologies for single-wythe masonry walls
  • Applying admixture technologies to other manufactured products, such as pavers and roof tiles