Waterproofing In Buildings- Preventing Leaks And Lawsuits By Design

Full price: $134.00
Member: $100.00


Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
Learning outcome
Competency standards

Course outline

Ross Taylor's presentation looks at the legal exposure of Architects to the increasing problem of water related defects in new buildings. Case studies of recent legal cases are reviewed, the causes of the problem analysed and the role of design identified. A back to basics approach to using first principles of water shedding and effective use of old fashioned things like flashings rather than just relying on chemicals is provided. Examples of time-proven good practice design detailing are discussed.

AACA Competency: Design


Ross Taylor: Management Consultant, Ross Taylor Associates

Ross Taylor is a specialist waterproofing and building defects consultant with over 38 years’ experience locally and internationally. He provides strategic and technical advice to building owners and lawyers involved in major defect disputes as well as forensic analysis of waterproofing defects in existing large scale structures.

Ross conducts design review workshops of major new residential, commercial and health services structures and provides strategic guidance and training in waterproofing and façade defect prevention and rectification for Architects, Builders and Engineers.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    2 hours

    Continuing professional development hours


    2 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognise why Architects are increasingly being sued for leaking buildings
  • Identify the main causes of the increase in these defects
  • Demonstrate how to design for water shedding before waterproofing
  • Define designing for the fourth dimension
  • Manage Architects contractual risk for defects

    National Competency Standards in Architecture



    Full Price $134.00
    Member $100.00
    Practice Membership / A+ $91.00
    Graduate Member $91.00
    SONA Member (student) $51.00

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