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Structural Waterproofing Training Course

CSSW Exam Preparation

This three day comprehensive course offers theoretical training on the design, planning and installation of any structural waterproofing projects below ground.

Providing candidates with a thorough understanding of all forms of waterproofing in both new-build and existing structures in accordance with BS 8102:2009 “Code of practice for protection of below ground structures against water from the ground”. The course provides an excellent grounding for those looking to take the PCA CSSW examination.

Venue: Horsham, West Sussex

Training Dates


Day 1

Principles of Structural Waterproofing

  • Introduction to BS 8102:2009 and other technical documents.
  • Implications of water affecting structures.
  • Waterproofing design & forms of waterproofing.
  • Planning for defects and methods of repair.
  • Design philosophy & System selection.
  • Building Construction – Materials and their structural implications.
  • Surveying and Reporting.

Day 2

Type A Systems - Barrier Protection (Tanking)

  • Materials avaliable their preparation and method of application.
  • Advantages and limitations of different materials and approaches.

Type B Systems - Structurally Integral Protection

  • Theory of structures, understanding the effects of loads on a material, deformation, stress/strain especially bending, compressive and tensile stresses.

Day 3

Type C Systems - Drained protection

  • Cavity drainage systems (internal and external) & Combined systems.
  • Maintenance of Type C waterproofing systems and on-going servicing maintenance and aftercare.

Finishes, insulation & ventilation

  • Wall finishes.
  • Floor finishes.
  • Insulating waterproof structures.
  • Humidity, condensation, vapour movement and ventilation requirements.

Ancillary Procedures

  • Maintenance of waterproof structures and water management systems.
  • Defects and repair strategies and their finanical & practical implications.

Tailored Training courses

If it seems that none of our training dates fit in with your busy schedule, then we’re happy to discuss other options based on our Tailored training solutions.

Our Tailored Training gives you:

  • The class size you want
  • The dates you want
  • The course you want
  • The duration you want
  • The content you want

Call: 01403 219873 to discuss your requirements.

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For more information call 01403 210204