Electronic leak detection for roofing, waterproofing, and building envelope


The session will cover Electronic Leak Detection (ELD) test methods and compatible assemblies

Thursday, April 27, 2023, in Victoria, British Columbia

This one-hour course covers Electronic Leak Detection (ELD) test methods used to assure the quality of roofing and waterproofing membranes. Participants will learn the principles outlined in ASTM Standard Guide D7877 and ASTM Standard Practice D8231 and will be able to identify which assemblies are compatible with electronic testing and active monitoring.

Learning goals:

  • Recognize the differences between the four electronic test methods for roofing and waterproofing membranes.
  • Familiarize yourself with the capabilities and limitations of Electronic Leak Detection (ELD) as outlined in ASTM Guide D7877 and ASTM Practice D8231.
  • Identify potential future design and construction errors based on analyzed data from real-time construction monitoring.
  • Distinguish different applications for fully monitored embedded leak detection systems and how they work.

Shaun Katz has been with Detec Systems for 6 years and has over 20 years of customer service, sales and business experience.

Shaun has assisted contractors, architects, engineers and consultants, fabricators, facility managers and building owners with forensic leak investigations and leak detection testing in new builds. He has presented and demonstrated ELD around the world and won the 2020 Presenter of the Year Award from the Chicago Chapter of IIBEC.

Its goal is to provide a basic understanding of electronic leak detection and to help design teams ensure valid and conclusive ELD.

This presentation is in partnership with the AIBC Vancouver Island Chapter and registered AIBC members will receive 1 AIBC CES Core Learning Unit for attending.