Cold Fluid-Applied Masonry Waterproofing Truths and Myths

Cold Fluid-Applied Masonry Waterproofing: Truths and Myths

Course Number: UGL 0119
Course CE Credit: 1 LU/HSW CE Hour (Health, Safety, and Welfare)
Presenter: Harry Lubitz, CSI, CDT, RCI (
AIA Provider Number: 404108947
Course Type: On-Site Lunch & Learn Presentation at Your Location
Approved By: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)


This course will help building design professionals to:

  • Understand the history of fluid-applied masonry waterproofing and the changing materials used to waterproof structures over time
  • Identify job-specific uses for cold fluid-applied masonry waterproofing materials for typical and lesser known applications
  • Know the differences between cold fluid-applied masonry waterproofing, damp proofing, and water repellency and when to utilize one or the other
  • Test their cold fluid-applied waterproofing knowledge with typical masonry waterproofing questions to determine their correctness in modern construction
  • Understand specific warranty properties, review the MasterFormat® specification section dealing with cold fluid-applied waterproofing, and provide examples of proper specification techniques and key specification inclusions


Upon completion of this course, building design professionals will be able to:

  1. Describe the history of waterproofing over the ages and identify how cold fluid-applied masonry waterproofing materials have evolved over time
  2. Understand the typical and lesser-known uses for cold fluid-applied masonry waterproofing materials in projects
  3. Recognize the differences in and correct uses of waterproofing, damp proofing, and water repellency
  4. Know the specific types of waterproofing warranties and how to make the best choices for the project
  5. List the specific MasterFormat® divisions and sections where certain waterproofing materials are placed
  6. Articulate the key criteria that comprise a proper waterproofing specification

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