Waterproofing Regulations and Standards in Melbourne
Australia Must Improve Training, Licensing, Standards and Practices for Waterproofers
Quality Waterproofing is Critical
Berkeley, California, USA - Balcony collapse
For five Irish students and one Irish American, the date of June 16, 2015, should have been one in which they celebrated a 21st birthday party at an apartment in Berkeley, California.
Each of the six died, however, following the collapse of a balcony on the fifth floor where they were standing. Several others were injured.
Grief for families turned to outrage, however, when the California State Licensing Board subsequently ruled that the collapse had been caused by shoddy material selection and poor waterproofing workmanship, which had enabled dry rot and decay to set in within timber joists.
California is not the only state to experience problems. In New Zealand, a ‘leaky homes debacle’ saw tens of thousands of homes constructed which did not meet required watertightness standards.
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Original Article first published by Sourceable
Melbourne Waterproofing Company
Findlay-Evans Waterproofing Company is based in Melbourne, and the Manager/Director Paul Evans is President of Australian Institute of Waterproofing (AIW).
Read articles below by Paul Evans discussing Waterproofing Regulations:
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Findlay-Evans Melbourne Waterproofing
Certified Waterproofing Contractors & Registered Building Practitioner
Paul Evans, Manager/Director of Findlay Evans Waterproofing and President of Australian Institute of Waterproofing (AIW), says the problem with waterproofing standards in Australia, it stems from several areas:
A waterproofing company that thinks CONSTRUCTION
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What are the Waterproofing Regulations in Melbourne
Waterproofing regulations in Melbourne Victoria, differ from other states within Australia.
Each Australian state have their own waterproofing and building standards, licensing and regulations - which obviously makes it very difficult for the consumer.
Confused where waterproofing is required?
For further details of requirements regarding waterproofing, refer to the NCC and Australian Standard AS3740. If you have a technical enquiry you can contact the VBA by emailing technical firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 1300 815 127.
Australian Institute of Waterproofing
The Australian Institute of Waterproofing (AIW) is committed to raising waterproofing standards and training across Australia.
The AIW supports registration/ licensing of waterproofing trades to improve the standard of work.
The AIW is also involved in providing waterproofing training and best practices to all sectors of the building industry.
This course has been designed to educate all construction industry professionals who have a responsibility to ensure a construction project is made watertight and perform correctly.
The AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE of WATERPROOFING is proactively lobbying the Victorian Government, builders, architects, specifiers to bring about change to the waterproofing industry.
Insurance companies report waterproofing is usually less than 1% of building costs but water leaks and subsequent damage represent approx 80% of building defects!