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April Technical Meeting – Waterproofing Concrete Structures


Presentation Topic: Waterproofing Concrete Structures

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Abstract: Reinforced concrete is one of the most utilized building materials in the world.  But in order for concrete structures to meet or exceed their full design life, they must be properly protected from the weather and other corrosive elements (which are working every day to shorten that lifespan).

Most of the waterproofing options available to architects & engineers, involve materials that are specifically designed to provide only ‘short-term’ protection.  While many structures are designed to last at least 50 – 75 years, the materials used to protect those structures from the elements are designed to last a maximum of 5 – 10 years.  Thereby, requiring that these protective materials be installed … removed … and reinstalled again; several times during the lifespan of the structure (at great expense to the owners).

Please join our upcoming webinar to learn about this state-of-the-art waterproofing technology, and how it can provide you with a cost effective, long-term solution to your concrete waterproofing needs.

Presenter: Peter Kesser, MBA

Speaker Bio: Mr. Kesser is the Global Vice President of Sales for Alchemco, an industry-leading manufacturer of concrete & masonry waterproofing systems.  In this role, he serves as a member of Alchemco’s senior management team, and is primarily responsible for strategic planning and global business development.

Prior to joining Alchemco, Mr. Kesser served 20+ years in a number of senior management positions within the construction materials industry, including:  President of Dow Chemical’s Roofing Division, President of J.P. Stevens Roofing Systems, Regional Business Manager for Firestone Building Products, and Strategic Marketing Consultant for W.R. Grace & Company, Inc.

He holds a M.B.A. Degree in Marketing from Butler University in Indianapolis.  He has also served on the Board of Directors for several Construction Industry Associations.

When: Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Registration: Registration for this event is now closed.

free lunch will be provided to 10 random Richmond ASCE members who sign up by April 25th.