Joint Sealing for Buildings
This online course
provides criteria for the design of building joints and for the selection of
sealants to prevent entry of water, air, dust, light, or sound through the joints.
The contents also cover joint movement, approximate joint dimensions, joint
size, materials, and selection of sealants. The course materials are based entirely
on the Technical Manual TM 5-805-6 of Department of the Army USA: Joint Sealing
for Buildings This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which
is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
Be able to calculate the required joint size;
The purpose of
this course is to provide criteria for the design of building joints and for
the selection of sealants to prevent entry of water, air, dust, light, or sound
through the joints. You are required to study the following Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC):
UFC 3-190-01FA Design: Joint Sealing for Buildings (a PDF file, November 2003)
Which is based on the following Technical Manual of Department of the Army USA:
TM 5-805-6: Joint Sealing for Buildings (26 pages, PDF file format, 337 KB).
click on the above underlined hypertext to view, save or print the document
for your study.
additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following
websites or web pages:
Sealants and Coatings
Sika Joint Sealants & Adhesives CE Industries
CBD-155. Joint Movement and Sealant Selection
The Online Expert on Adhesives and Sealants
ASTM C1193 Standard Guide for Use of Joint Sealant (outline and references only)
Once you finish studying the above course content you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.