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Understanding Technical Data Sheets for Waterproofing (Monday, 9 November, 2020)

If a failure occurs and ends up going to litigation, make sure you are doing all you can to protect yourself and your client!

Failure in waterproof installations can be broken down to 3 categories:

  1. Materials
  2. Design; and
  3. Application

Statistically, product failure only attributes to approximately 5% of the failures we see in the industry, with design and application error at 35% and 60% respectively.

Understanding all the key pieces of information on the technical data sheet is often overlooked and disregarded as unimportant when it comes to waterproofing.

Anyone can buy waterproofing products, but the results show us that not many applicators can install the products correctly. In most cases as soon as the product leaves the store shelf and there is a failure, it may be entirely your own responsibility.

Who is responsible if the substrate has not been installed correctly, a membrane is applied over it and there is a failure?

If you are unsure, this is a must-attend webinar!

Content covers

  • How to identify if the product is compliant to the relevant codes and standards?
  • Is the product suitable or “fit for purpose” for the site requirements?
  • Forming system compatibility chains.
  • Product warranty and compliance certificates.
  • What you are covered for in the event of a failure?

AIW Member Discounts

AIW Members are entitled to a 10% discount when purchasing the six webinar package. Check your membership with info@waterproof.org.au



About the Presenter

Byron Landeryou started out ‘on the tools’ as a wall and floor tiler and under-tile water proofer. After 13 years at the coal-face of construction he discovered a passion for teaching. He soon scored a sessional teaching role with Holmesglen TAFE, followed by a full-time role with Melbourne Polytechnic where he invested 4 years teaching the wall/floor tiling and construction waterproofing sectors. Since then, Byron has held teaching roles with Master Builders Victoria (MBAV) and Master Builders South Australia (MBAS) where he has assisted in the course development for internal, external and below ground waterproofing.

Byron now runs technical waterproofing webinars that focus on fundamental waterproofing mistakes. His point of difference is his ability to teach building professionals how to design and complete jobs in a way that incorporate the relevant codes, standards and manufacturers’ specifications. Furthermore, Byron is able to reference the relevant standards under a license agreement his company holds with Standards Australia.

His professional mentors include the highly esteemed, Andrew Golle and Barry Tanner, who have helped him develop the breadth and depth of his knowledge and foster his love of giving back to the industry through teaching. Byron is a qualified Cert IV teacher who is driven to lift the calibre of the industry through improving the education around waterproofing.

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