January Mississippi Chapter CSI Meeting

When:  Jan 8, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Mississippi
Monthly meeting of the Mississippi Chapter of CSI.
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen
1200 North State St.
Jackson, Mississippi 39202

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Sealing Joints in The Building Envelope 
Principles, Products & Practices Why Buildings Leak

Although they are a minor component of the building envelope, joints with sealants are often responsible for defects and failures sometimes after only a couple of years. These problems arise because there is often confusion as to who is responsible for design of joints and choice of sealants and because detailed design is left too late so that decisions already taken make it difficult to design a satisfactory joint. Waterproofing related issues constitute the lion’s share of post-tenancy complaints and revenue disruption and are routinely the basis of construction-related lawsuits.
Learning Objectives:
  • Analyze how watertight, energy efficient, fire-rated expansion joints are the consequence of a process in which we
  • Design, Detail, Specify, Bid, Erect, Manufacture, and Install
  • Be familiar with product technologies and how to apply them.
  • Why it is critical to require certified performance reports in your specifications.
  • Know that your next building can be a watertight structure.


Presented By: David Sorrells
David has thirty years of experience in the specification and marketing of construction products and services. He began his career in the employ of Sherman International, the largest producer of concrete and concrete products in the southeastern United States at that time. His responsibilities included quality assurance, quality control, design, testing, and sales. He then became the Marketing Director for Bhate Engineering, a regional geotechnical and materials testing engineering firm where his responsibilities included both marketing of professional engineering services and management of geotechnical, construction materials testing, and environmental engineering projects. In1995 he joined Watson Bowman Acme, an international manufacturer of expansion joints, urethane traffic membranes, and composite strengthening systems as the South Regional Sales Manager. His responsibilities included sales management, specification development, technical support, and quality control. In 2005 he joined EMSEAL as Southern Regional Manager promoting the industry’s premier line of preformed sealants and expansion joint systems. David has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Samford University.

Sponsored By: EMSEAL, a Sika Company 
EMSEAL contributes to the preservation, durability, safety and sustainability of a resilient built environment. They do so by delivering high value, lowest total cost of ownership, structural expansion joints and pre-compressed sealants that work.
In the pursuit of resilient building materials, EMSEAL leads the industry in products capable of resisting hurricane and tornado events, handling immersion, and sealing seismic joint openings.
Innovation has driven breakthrough new materials that ensure continuity-of-seal against water, fire, heat, cold, air movement, and sound in single product, single installation solutions. Emseal is a team of highly trained, motivated, and personable customer and technical service professionals who deliver ready-to-go as well as custom-quick solutions to structural expansion joint and other sealing applications.

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