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1 11, 2021

Parliament Knows What’s Going On – High Rise Waterproofing Defeats

By |2021-11-02T03:28:20+11:00November 1st, 2021|News|

Two Sydney high rise buildings, with waterproofing issues, became the target of Shadow Minister, Courtney Houssos’, fire recently. Since December 2020 , nine prohibition orders have been issued by NSW Fair Trading in an industry-wide crackdown. Several were found to have waterproofing defeats including balcony issues, tiles that were not properly fixed to the walls [...]

11 10, 2021

AGM – Notice of Meeting – Tuesday, 9 November

By |2021-11-08T09:23:38+11:00October 11th, 2021|News|

Notice of AGM Notice is hereby given that The Annual General Meeting of The Australian Institute of Waterproofing will be held at the registered office AND via Zoom on Tuesday, 9 November 2021 AT 5:30 PM. Notice of AGM PDF Committee Nominations If you have the drive to contribute to raising the standards of waterproofing [...]

27 09, 2021

AIW Committee Nomination Forms

By |2021-11-02T03:35:19+11:00September 27th, 2021|Uncategorised|

If you have the drive to contribute to improving the standard of Waterproofing in the industry, consider joining the committee. Nominations are now open for committee representatives for the 2021 – 2022 year. (Scroll down for the nomination forms.) How You Can Contribute We are looking for members in each state, with particular skill sets, [...]

21 09, 2021

ACRA Building Defects Webinar

By |2021-10-11T16:20:03+11:00September 21st, 2021|News|

This webinar hosted by The Australian Concrete Repair Association (ACRA) looks at the complexities of remedial waterproofing work from both a contractor’s and consultant’s perspective. It covers defects such as cracking, membrane failures as well as compliance issues and what corrective measures can be employed. Presenters – Dr Nicole Johnston, Johnana Fragozo, Byron Landeryou and [...]

30 08, 2021

Upcoming Webinar – Waterproofing Internal Wet Areas to AS3740-2021

By |2021-08-30T00:46:23+10:00August 30th, 2021|News|

Danrae is offering a webinar in waterproofing internal wet areas to AS3740-2021. The webinar covers – ·         What has changed since the last standard? ·         Key areas where faults can occur ·         Terminology and incorporating the building code. ·         Q&A   When? Date: Wednesday 15th September Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm   The Presenters The presenters are [...]

23 07, 2021

Max Rafferty Interview – Talking Architecture & Design

By |2021-07-23T01:15:21+10:00July 23rd, 2021|News|

Talking Architecture & Design host Branko Miletic interviews Max Rafferty on the secrets behind ensuring the success of our waterproofing standards. Max elaborates on the issues which are affecting the waterproofing of buildings and why our waterproofing standards need to be implemented. Max has 20 years’ experience within the construction industry and is currently Master [...]

19 07, 2021

Apartment Defect Horror Leaves Owner with Health Issues

By |2021-07-19T07:50:46+10:00July 19th, 2021|News|

What has water proofing got to do with adult asthma? In this article, home owner Zoe Foster discovered black mould not just under her carpet but in the lining of your nostrils after water proofing failures in her new apartment. Waterproofing impacts more than just structures but also human health. Read the full article here. [...]

9 07, 2021

Wet Film Thickness Gauges – Don’t Be Without One

By |2021-07-09T02:48:06+10:00July 9th, 2021|News|

The importance of this pocket sized item cannot be underestimated! In this article, AIW President, Paul Evans encourages the use of a wet film thickness gauge as part of an inspection test plan because it can mean the difference between a job well done or a costly do-over at your expense. Wet Film Thickness Gauges [...]

5 07, 2021

Imperial Tower – Commissioner Chandler Cites Waterproofing Problems

By |2021-07-05T00:30:12+10:00July 5th, 2021|News|

NSW Commissioner Chandler cited serious waterproofing issues along with a raft of other defects to the Imperial Tower. Rectification works, including waterproofing, the load-bearing component of the building, fire safety system and drainage need to be addressed urgently before the strata plan can be registered and would-be residents can move in. To read the ABC [...]

25 06, 2021

The Discussion on Waterproof Training

By |2021-07-05T00:13:26+10:00June 25th, 2021|Uncategorised|

In this radio interview, Andrew Golle of Building connection fame, pulls no punches about the state of waterproofing training in Australia - Listen to the interview here. It is just not good enough. Waterproofing accounts for 80% of construction failures yet training for this critical skill is sorely lacking and qualified trainers are few and [...]

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