Waterproofing in Construction

Designed for

Waterproofing in Construction is designed for Building Practitioners, Waterproofers, Ceramic Tilers, Architects, Engineers, Electricians, Plumbers, Air Conditioning and Solar Panel installers, Designers, Building Surveyors, Site Managers, Foreman, Estimators, and other industry professionals who have responsibility to ensure a construction project is made watertight and shall perform correctly for a given period of time (min 10 years).


This course is intended to educate the personnel involved in the planning or designing stage of a project, assist in the selection of materials and methods, and the application of various types of waterproofing mediums used in construction.

The course gives a practical common sense approach to utilize the Australian Standards at hand and apply the everyday practicable mentality to waterproofing.

Attendees will see examples of both good and bad waterproofing to aid in their understanding of projects that have failed and the reasons for the failure, thus learning from other’s mistakes.

The Open Communication encouraged in this course amongst industry speakers and participants is a very useful way to gain information.

There will be three (3) sessions, with one session dedicated to each topic:

Session 1 – Internal Waterproofing – Domestic Wet Areas 

This session covers compliance to standards and practical application techniques. It includes waterproof and water-resistant materials, extent of waterproofing application, junction sealants and bond breakers, grated channels, open unenclosed showers and water stops and application certificates

Session 2 – External Waterproofing – Decks and Planter Boxes

This session covers compliance to standards and practical application techniques. It includes deck types, door sill and vertical terminations, treatment of movement joints and penetrations, falls and drainage, outfalls, planter box requirements and application certificate

Session 3 – Below Ground Waterproofing – Barriers, Components and Drainage

This session includes membrane selection and types, negative pressure membranes and uses, termination details, protection of membranes, water stops and hydrophilic barriers, drainage trenches and breathers and application certificates

 Learning Outcomes

Participants will have gained the skills and knowledge to:

  • Review a project in the planning for potential water ingress.
  • An understanding of the Australian Standards and compliance issues.
  • Reading drawings to identify waterproofing requirements.
  • Applying a practicable approach to the selection of materials and application.
  • Gaining a deeper understanding of the critical path for installing waterproofing systems.
  • Understanding the safety requirements of roof and underground applications.
  • Correct preparation of surfaces.
  • Chemistry, plumbing and electrical awareness for membranes.
  • Understand the sign off responsibilities of completed projects.
  • Services the Australian Institute of Waterproofing can offer you.

This course is being designed in consultation with Australian Institute of Waterproofing.

For more course and fee details click on the Course Information Sheet.