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Basement Waterproofing Design Course for PCA Members

20 November 2013

Structural Waterproofing refresher for Property Care Association members.

This Wednesday our MD Bryan Hindle was at Property Care Association HQ in Huntingdon for a CSSW refresher course (Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing).

The CSSW is the only nationally recognised and specific qualification for waterproofing specialist surveyors and is one way of demonstrating that a competent person has designed a structural waterproofing scheme (required by BS8102).

However, many surveyors like Bryan sat their CSSW exams some years ago, before BS8102 was amended in 2009. Of course the new waterproofing standard is well known to us and Bryan has read it cover to cover, however, the PCA have designed a CSSW refresher course to cater for the CSSW early adopters like Bryan, and our surveyor Sean Tristram Jones, to provide opportunities for continuing professional development for all PCA members and others interested in structural waterproofing.

Phil Hewit is one of the country’s foremost authorities on waterproofing below ground structures and designed the training course to give delegates maximum benefit.

All the significant changes in BS8102 were covered in detail and the day also included a welcome section on the mysteries of hydrogen bonding and psychrometrics.

Phil dropped the news on us, that he is retiring very soon and hopes to take up photography and travel with his wife as much as possible. Our thanks and appreciation goes to Phil, who Bryan has known professionally for over 20 years. His involvement in the PCA, as it wrestled with structural waterproofing and strove to improve standards has been crucial; very many companies and individuals have benefited from Phil’s expertise and generosity in sharing his knowledge and experience.

His influence will be greatly missed and we all wish Phil a happy and long retirement.

Attendance at these events is part of our effort to keep ourselves at the forefront of structural waterproofing best practise. Brick Tie Preservation are experience applicators of the Vandex range of cementitious waterproofing products as well as Safeguard’s range of Type C membranes including Oldroyd and the Sentry range of sump pumping chambers.

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Basement Waterproofing Design Course for PCA Members Phil (left), gets a hug from Bryan as this may be the last time they meet professionally.