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 [...]

11 06, 2021

Productivity Bootcamp – Government Assistance for Tradies

By |2021-06-25T04:04:19+10:00June 11th, 2021|News|

This is the Government assisted training for young people looking at entering a trade. Productivity Bootcamp is a comprehensive, 8-week program designed to develop a range of practical skills to get young people job-ready. Using purpose-built training sites that provide 100% practical learning in a controlled environment, these sites are supervised by experienced trade professionals [...]

30 10, 2020

Down the Plughole

By |2020-10-30T03:38:12+11:00October 30th, 2020|News|

Down the Plughole (Open as PDF and rotate view for easy reading.) This article by The Sunday Telegraph relates to the following important waterproofing topics - remedial work certification building commissioner deflects standards waterproofing best practice litigation.

17 09, 2020

Notice of AGM – Tuesday, 10 November 2020

By |2020-09-21T01:13:11+10:00September 17th, 2020|News|

 AIW's Annual General Meeting  Save the date - Tuesday, 10 November, 2020   Notice is given of the AIW's Annual General Meeting which will be held on Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 at 5:30PM. Attend online (ZOOM) or in person (if restriction allow) RSVP to info@waterproof.org.au Get involved. Read the Committee's report Make a difference Vote [...]

20 03, 2018

Do we need to vent a membrane roof?

By |2018-09-12T02:48:02+10:00March 20th, 2018|News|

The question has been raised regarding requirements for venting of the roofs on this building. The following points should be noted: 1) It is not the roof membrane which determines whether vents are required or not, but the construction of the roof, the roof space between the outer skin and the inner lining and the [...]

19 03, 2018

VIC – DELWP have rejected draft regulations for mandatory inspections of waterproofing

By |2018-03-21T00:00:44+11:00March 19th, 2018|News|

In a surprise reversal of the Victorian Building Regulations 2017 Draft the reforms to help correct the chronic waterproofing failures in buildings have been scrapped. The rationale for the reversal was feedback from the Building Surveyors fearing legal liability. Thus we go back to the beginning with the Builder (being the head Building Practitioner) required [...]

11 10, 2017

Waterproofing president to speak at International Conference

By |2017-10-11T04:42:56+11:00October 11th, 2017|News|

Our AIW President, Paul Evans, is giving a talk at this years "International conference focusing on technical and market developments for waterproofing membranes in construction and civil engineering applications" held between 14-16th November in Cologne, Germany. It is the 11th annual international conference on Waterproof Membranes and will involve a cocktail evening to welcome guests [...]

26 07, 2017

New Vic Legislation requires Waterproofing Mandatory Inspections

By |2017-07-26T00:00:25+10:00July 26th, 2017|News|

The Building Act 1993 remain, however current the Building Regulation 2006 are to be ‘sunset, replaced by the proposed Building Regulations 2017 (legislated around September) Changes in the 2017 Regulations which affect the waterproofing industry relate to “Part 13 – Inspections notices and Orders; Division 1 – Inspections and Directions; 169 Prescribed mandatory notification stages [...]

5 05, 2017

Educating Specifiers

By |2017-05-05T02:29:46+10:00May 5th, 2017|News|

All too often we find the waterproofing details on project specifications are non-existent or very lacking in proper details. We find the waterproofing lumped in with all sorts of other items such as tiling, painting, plumbing, structural engineering and such. If the details are ambiguous then the old "apples for apples" is extremely difficult to [...]

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