Free Webinar will Cover Wind-Driven Rain Assessment


Durability + Design will host a free webinar on Wednesday (July 26) entitled: “Achieving Quality in Architectural Coatings Work: Wind-Driven Rain Assessment.” KTA-Tator Inc.’s Kevin Brown and Julie Glover will review laboratory and field test methods that are used to determine the wind-driven rain resistance of water repellents and coatings.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the differences between waterproof, weatherproof and water repellent.
  • Identify a laboratory test method used for determining the wind-driven rain resistance of a coating.
  • Explain the use of Rilem Tubes.
  • Identify field methods that can be used to assess the wind-driven rain resistance of new or existing coatings or water repellents on walls.

Participants of this webinar are eligible for one AIA LU-HSW credit.

About the Presenters

Brown is the technical director for the Commercial Services Group for KTA-Tator Inc., where he develops and implements maintenance programs for commercial clients with architectural/commercial problems related to paint failures. He holds a CXLT (Certified XL Tribometrist), NACE Level 2 coating inspector certification and RRO (Registered Roof Observer) certification.

Glover is a project manager/chemical technician in KTA’s Analytical Laboratory, where his duties include testing of coatings to verify compliance with the specifications (ASTM and various other methods), and the performance of analytical testing to determine the cause of coating failures. Julie is the project manager for all the MPI (Master Painters Institute) testing and has completed SSPC C1 and C2 courses.


Tagged categories: Education; Exterior Wall Coatings; Maintenance + Renovation; Masonry coatings; North America; Rain resistance; Webinars

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