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Basement waterproofing CPD seminar (RIBA approved)

RIBA CPD RIBA-Approved CPD

Safeguard currently offer five RIBA-approved CPD seminars:

  • Rising Damp: Causes and Treatment
  • Dealing with Dampness in Existing Properties (Above Ground)
  • Waterproofing Existing Basements
  • Waterproofing Basements and Underground Structures (Newbuild)
  • An Introduction to Green Roofs

These seminars are offered free-of-charge to architectural practices of all sizes. We offer a choice of arranging the seminar on your own premises or at our offices in Horsham, West Sussex. To book a seminar, or for further details, call Naomi Woodley on 01403 219873 or fill in our online CPD enquiry form.

In addition to our CPD seminars regular training courses are held at our offices in Horsham.

Rising Damp: Causes and Treatment

Hydroscopic Moisture
Comparison with Gypsum Plaster
Capillarity
Rising Damp a Global occurrence

Rising damp occurs in a high proportion of old buildings, where water rises up from the ground through the capillaries of bricks and mortar. Carried salts can cause damage and further damp problems.

The seminar offers a detailed insight into rising damp and the modern day treatments available. Details of the nature and causes of rising damp are given, including references to it throughout recent history and its worldwide occurrence. A thorough understanding of how rising damp operates and the related problems with hygroscopic moisture are also included. The seminar evaluates all the varying types of rising damp treatment methods available, and their individual merits and effectiveness. A review of replastering methods and their crucial role in an effective rising damp treatment completes the seminar.

Seminar length: 45 to 60 minutes.

Key areas covered include:

  • Symptoms of rising damp
  • Problems caused by rising damp
  • What causes rising damp?
  • Methods of treatmentBook Now
  • Replastering options

Dealing with Dampness in Existing Properties (Above Ground)

Dampness 1
Dampness 2
Condensation Buildings
Rising Damp Replastering

Most buildings will suffer from dampness of one form or another during their lifetimes. This seminar gives an overview of the methods available to correctly identify the causes and types of dampness in buildings. The most common types of dampness encountered in existing buildings (condensation, rain penetration, and condensation) are examined, as are methods of repair and treatment.

Seminar length: 45 to 60 minutes.

Topics covered include:

  • Tools for correctly diagnosing dampness
  • Types of dampness in buildings
  • Condensation
  • Rain penetration Book Now
  • Rising damp
  • Methods of repair and treatment

Waterproofing Existing Basements

Waterproofing existing basements
Basement waterproofing seminar objectives
Cavity drainage systems
Listed buildings

Most existing basements in the UK date from the Victorian era and were never designed to provide habitable accomodation to the levels of dryness expected today. This seminar looks at the waterproofing options available when undertaking basement conversions / refurbishment, taking into account their suitability for various types of construction.

Seminar length: 45 to 60 minutes.

Topics covered include:

  • Refurbishment of existing basements
  • Changing uses of cellars and basements
  • Types of waterproofing system
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different waterproofing systemsBook Now
  • Suitability for given situations
  • Relevant standards and regulations

Note: This seminar has been fully updated to reflect the changes introduced in the latest revision of BS8102, (BS8102:2009 Code of practice for the protection of below ground structures against water from the ground).

Waterproofing Basements and Underground Structures (Newbuild)

Newbuild basement waterproofing
Why include a basement?
Tanked protection - type A
Building regs - part c

Basements are enjoying a resurgence in popularity, but it is important that they are properly waterproofed. This seminar looks at the different waterproofing options available and assists the specifier in choosing the correct system for a given construction type and location. Topics covered include:

Seminar length: 45 to 60 minutes.

  • Why include a basement?
  • Basement design considerations
  • Relevant documents and standardsBook Now
  • Types of waterproofing system
  • Other considerations

Note: This seminar has been fully updated to reflect the changes introduced in the latest revision of BS8102, (BS8102:2009 Code of practice for the protection of below ground structures against water from the ground).

Waterproofing Basements and Underground Structures (Newbuild and Refurbishment) - Double Length CPD

This seminar combines our newbuild and refurbishment CPD seminars (see above) into one double-length CPD seminar. The extended length of the seminar allows the topic to be covered more thoroughly than would be possible in a standard 45 to 60 minute CPD seminar.
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Seminar length: 1.5 to 2 hours.

An Introduction to Green Roofs

Newbuild basement waterproofing
Why include a basement?
Tanked protection - type A
Building regs - part c

The benefits of green roofs are finally becoming appreciated in the UK. This seminar looks at the different types of green roof and assists the specifier in choosing the one that most accurately meets their design criteria. Topics covered include:

  • What is a green roof?
  • Why choose a green roof?
  • Primary design considerations
  • Green roof design and componentsBook Now
  • Other considerations
  • Relevent documents and standards

 

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