Architectural and Waterproofing Coatings: Best Practices for Lasting Performance

Architectural and Waterproofing Coatings: Best Practices for Lasting Performance

Design teams use architectural and waterproofing coatings in construction projects to dictate aesthetics, improve performance, and protect the underlying substrate from air and moisture intrusion, material corrosion, or other concerns in the field. Material selection and preparation is important for the service life of the coating system, but an ever-expanding marketplace of coating types and functions can make these decisions challenging. In this webinar, we will give a basic overview of coatings and their uses in the construction industry and discuss several types of architectural and waterproofing coatings emerging on the market, such as fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) and polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF). We will also explore several case studies with a focus on technical considerations and their underlying chemistry concerns.


After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify how coatings are used in the construction industry.
  • Discuss technical considerations of architectural and waterproofing coatings on the market.
  • Review how these coatings are used in the field.
  • Understand the current state of the art of these materials in the industry to ensure safety and performance.

Participants will earn 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for attending the live webinar. Registration is free. Please note that space is limited – email events@sgh.com to join our waitlist if the session is closed when you register.

About the Speaker

Brian Toney
Brian Toney | Project Consultant

Brian Toney specializes in coating failure analysis. He provides analytical and polymer chemistry expertise for a variety of projects, including litigation, rehabilitation, and new design. He has experience solving complex material failures, using SGH’s Applied Science & Research Center to perform in-house testing. With his broad expertise, he performs comprehensive investigations of many materials and systems, allowing SGH to collaborate with clients on a wide range of materials-related projects and tackle the most challenging industry problems.

Ryan  Upp
Ryan Upp | Associate Principal

Ryan Upp is an architect registered by the State of California and a member of SGH’s Building Technology group in Los Angeles. He has experience on a wide range of historic and contemporary structures consulting with architects, contractors, and building developers. His experience involves investigation of existing building enclosures, restoration, and new design encompassing a variety of systems, including below-grade waterproofing, plaza deck waterproofing, exterior wall assemblies, balcony waterproofing, curtain wall and window assemblies, and roofing.