RSVP for Thursday, OCT 12:
Hail Damage to Residential Roofs, Concrete and Masonry.
1 CE Credit for WY and TX Avail. Use This Registration Link
EVALUATION OF HAIL IMPACT ON CEMENTITIOUS BUILDING MATERIALS
Nathan P. Mayercsik, Ph.D., Gabriel Jen, Ph.D., Paul J. Bennett, M.S., P.E., CBIE
Colorado’s Front Range sits within a zone with high susceptibility to hail. According to the Denver Post, the May 8, 2017, hailstorm that impacted the west Denver metro area caused $1.4 billion in damages and resulted in over 200,000 insurance claims. Common claims arise from hail damage to building elements such as sheet metal, glass, siding, and roofing materials. However, an increasing number of claims allege damage to concrete or masonry resulting from hail impact. The subject of this presentation will examine the relative resilience of these materials to impact loads, with specific consideration of the size, impact speed, and material properties of hail. Since brittle, porous solids such as concrete and masonry are prone to damage associated with cold weather, Exponent will discuss these phenomena in this presentation. These phenomena may cause distress that could be mistaken as damage from hard impact, and include freeze/thaw damage, aggregate pop-outs, and salt scaling. Information presented by: Exponent®
Upcoming Events and Meetings:
Reserve the 2nd Thursday of the month:
- November 9th last lunch meeting for 2017 11:30-1 PM
- December 14th CASINO HOLIDAY PARTY 6-10 PM at 2 Penguins in Centennial
Thank you for coming in September!
Guests at the September luncheon saw a live demonstration on a new mold detection process that provides instant results. The how the process is documented. Here are two reports from the presentation, one of the live demonstration: InstaScope-Report, and a shortened report showing mold is present. Pre-Remediation Test 2
Our speaker, Frank Rudy with Integrity Air Quality provided these reports for guests of the meeting to review after his presentation. Integrity Air Quality has the first digital instrumentation which detects airborne mold levels, providing instant analysis and reporting.
The RMPCA Annual Golf Tournament hosted another successful golf tournament at Raccoon Creek in Littleton on June 23rd.
Thank you to everyone who came out to golf and help sponsor this fun event! The proceeds from this tournament benefit the RMPCA Scholarship Program available to active members.