ASTM C981 - 05(2013)

    Standard Guide for Design of Built-Up Bituminous Membrane Waterproofing Systems for Building Decks

    Active Standard ASTM C981 | Developed by Subcommittee: D08.22

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.04


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This guide provides information and guidelines for the selection of components and the design of a built-up bituminous membrane waterproofing system in building deck construction. Where the state of the art is such that criteria for particular conditions are not established or have numerous variables that require consideration, applicable portions of Design Considerations, Sections 5-16, serve as reference and guidance for selection by the designer of the system.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide describes the design of fully adhered built-up bituminous membrane waterproofing systems for plaza deck and promenade construction over occupied spaces of buildings where covered by a separate wearing course.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.3 The committee with jurisdiction over this standard is not aware of any comparable standards published by other organizations.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C33 Specification for Concrete Aggregates

    C578 Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation

    C717 Terminology of Building Seals and Sealants

    C755 Practice for Selection of Water Vapor Retarders for Thermal Insulation

    C1193 Guide for Use of Joint Sealants

    C1299 Guide for Use in Selection of Liquid-Applied Sealants

    C1472 Guide for Calculating Movement and Other Effects When Establishing Sealant Joint Width

    D41 Specification for Asphalt Primer Used in Roofing, Dampproofing, and Waterproofing

    D43 Specification for Coal Tar Primer Used in Roofing, Dampproofing, and Waterproofing

    D173 Specification for Bitumen-Saturated Cotton Fabrics Used in Roofing and Waterproofing

    D226 Specification for Asphalt-Saturated Organic Felt Used in Roofing and Waterproofing

    D227 Specification for Coal-Tar-Saturated Organic Felt Used in Roofing and Waterproofing

    D312 Specification for Asphalt Used in Roofing

    D449 Specification for Asphalt Used in Dampproofing and Waterproofing

    D450 Specification for Coal-Tar Pitch Used in Roofing, Dampproofing, and Waterproofing

    D1079 Terminology Relating to Roofing and Waterproofing

    D1327 Specification for Bitumen-Saturated Woven Burlap Fabrics Used in Roofing and Waterproofing

    D1668 Specification for Glass Fabrics (Woven and Treated) for Roofing and Waterproofing

    D2178 Specification for Asphalt Glass Felt Used in Roofing and Waterproofing

    D2822 Specification for Asphalt Roof Cement, Asbestos-Containing

    D4022 Specification for Coal Tar Roof Cement, Asbestos Containing

    D4586 Specification for Asphalt Roof Cement, Asbestos-Free

    D4601 Specification for Asphalt-Coated Glass Fiber Base Sheet Used in Roofing

    D4990 Specification for Coal Tar Glass Felt Used in Roofing and Waterproofing

    D5295 Guide for Preparation of Concrete Surfaces for Adhered (Bonded) Membrane Waterproofing Systems

    D5898 Guide for Details for Adhered Sheet Waterproofing

    D5957 Guide for Flood Testing Horizontal Waterproofing Installations

    D6152 Specification for SEBS-Modified Mopping Asphalt Used in Roofing

    D6162 Specification for Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS) Modified Bituminous Sheet Materials Using a Combination of Polyester and Glass Fiber Reinforcements

    D6163 Specification for Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS) Modified Bituminous Sheet Materials Using Glass Fiber Reinforcements

    D6164 Specification for Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS) Modified Bituminous Sheet Materials Using Polyester Reinforcements

    D6451 Guide for Application of Asphalt Based Protection Board

    D6622 Guide for Application of Fully Adhered Hot-Applied Reinforced Waterproofing Systems

    Other Documents

    ACI301 Specifications for Structural Concrete in Buildings Available from ACI International, PO Box 9094, Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9094.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30151505(Roofing membranes); 30121500(Bituminous derivatives)


    DOI: 10.1520/C0981

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