404, 2022

Upcoming Waterproofing Seminars – Parramatta and Newcastle, 15 & 17 June, 2022


Three prominent waterproofing experts are presenting on the issues, the insights and the innovations in waterproofing at Parramatta and Newcastle. Waterproofing – Now & Beyond 2022 is a half-day seminar that provides an overview of the waterproofing industry’s state-of-play. It takes you through the current crises (including the Leaky Building Syndrome) then delves into defect identification, competency requirements and the Australian Standards as they apply to waterproofing. Also included is a sneak peek into emerging digital technology that will revolutionise the construction industry. This event will be of interest to small or large construction/waterproofing business, contractors, product supplies, designers, project managers [...]

2802, 2022

MB QLD Offers – CPC31420 – Certificate 3 in Construction Waterproofing


If you are looking to obtain the CPC31420 – Certificate 3 in construction waterproofing, Master Builders Queensland is running an intensive 6-day course covering both theory and practice. Please note that to complete this course, you must be a qualified builder or have a relevant construction trade qualification and have a minimum of two years’ continuous experience, completed within the past 36 months. At the end you will be able to – • Provide better supervision of waterproofing work • Reduce defects and reduce risks • Legally issue waterproofing certificates (Once your QBCC licence has been approved). REGION DATES • [...]

1312, 2021

AIW President’s Christmas Address – 2021


President's Christmas Address - 2021 AIW President’s Christmas Message - 2021 2021 has been another year of Covid shutdowns across the country that has affected all of us in many ways. I can only hope that the effects are not detrimental to your businesses.  Changes On the Way We can expect some changes in the way we think about work after a couple of years of working differently. Some of us will utilize this transition to free up more leisure time (if possible) or re-focus on how we do things. Either way, I feel changes are happening and, hopefully, for [...]

111, 2021

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


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 in bathrooms, and tiled floors with inadequate falls to allow for proper drainage. The recent article shows that scrutiny of defective buildings is becoming more widespread with the focus on real estate agents and their obligations. To read the full article copy the link into [...]

1110, 2021

AGM – Notice of Meeting – Tuesday, 9 November


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 in Australia, please consider joining the committee. AIW Committee Nomination Form

2109, 2021

ACRA Building Defects Webinar


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 David Hepwoth. ACRA was formed in 1991 with the aim of providing a forum to promote discussion and an exchange of views in the concrete repair industry to advance the technology and practice of concrete repair and associated activities.  

3008, 2021

Upcoming Webinar – Waterproofing Internal Wet Areas to AS3740-2021


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 Danrae Group Founder, Ron Caruana and CEO, Daniel Caruana - and both of them know waterproofing inside and out. Ron is a licenced waterproofer, builder and electrician who founded Danrae Group in 1996 with his wife, Lillian. He now works across several areas of the [...]

2307, 2021

Max Rafferty Interview – Talking Architecture & Design


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 Builders Australia National Technical Policy Manager. He previously worked as a Construction Auditor within Government and has experience in both commercial and residential construction, in many different capacities. Click on the link below to listen to the interview in full: Talking Architecture & Design - [...]

1907, 2021

Apartment Defect Horror Leaves Owner with Health Issues


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. Melbourne apartment Defect Horror Leaves Owner with Health Issues      

907, 2021

Wet Film Thickness Gauges – Don’t Be Without One


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 - The Benefits

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