Data Logging ll: Monitoring Buildings for Water Intrusion
The April meeting will explore two different methods for safeguarding your building against water intrusion problems. These solutions are integrated into the design of the building. The two technologies work differently but serve similar purposes. Electronic Field Vector Mapping can be used to confirm and then locate breaches in waterproofing membranes. The technology enables a quick and focused resolution to a problem. The moisture detection and monitoring system on the other hand continually monitors the building envelope for water intrusion in designated areas and issues an alert when water intrusion occurs complete with a location. Both these technologies enable smarter buildings and give us tools to address problems quickly and efficiently before significant damage occurs.
John Herrmann is the principal of Bain Associates in Portland, OR. Bain is a product representative for several high end waterproofing and building envelope product lines. They also represent International Leak Detection and their Electronic Field Vector Mapping (EFVM) solution for providing integrated leak detection and membrane failure location mapping.
Duncan Townsend is the Executive Vice President of Detec Systems Inc. Detect's Moisture Detection and Monitoring System (MDMS) is designed to provide long term continual monitoring of the bulding envelope for water intrusion.