Research has identified that waterproofing defects and associated water ingress and moisture are the most prevalent consequence and contributor to building defects across Australia. According to the NSW Building Commissioner, "defects in basements, podiums balconies, bathrooms, on roofs and through facades involving water and moisture management failures have cost consumers millions."

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At the request of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Industry Reference Committee, Artibus Innovation is exploring the viability of developing training products in construction waterproofing design and survey to address a gap in skills and knowledge.

A Case for Change to develop a Certificate IV in Construction Waterproofing Design and Survey to address gaps in skills and knowledge was approved by the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) in November 2021. The proposal includes the development of six new units of competency:

  • Design internal wet area waterproofing
  • Design external above ground waterproofing
  • Design external below ground waterproofing
  • Survey waterproofing systems
  • Diagnose a waterproofing failure
  • Prepare a report for remedial waterproofing.

A working group has been formed to develop draft units of competency which will be widely circulated in mid-February 2022 for industry feedback.

CURRENT PROJECT DOWNLOADS
Case for Change - Construction Waterproofing Design and Survey
PROJECT CONTACT
Contact: Charles Donnelly
Due for submission in September 2022
Project last updated: January 2022
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