Achieving a watertight concrete structure


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Finding a waterproofing solution for the most challenging concrete structures requires an understanding of the unique set of challanges faced in the built up areas along Australia's coast.

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By purchasing this Online Learning Module, you will have the opportunity to view recorded presentations (video and audio) at your own pace over a 90-day period.

Presenter: Sam Parker
Sam Parker is a senior structural engineer, who also holds a builder’s licence, Sam joined ACOR Consultants having led a multi-award winning construction business specialising in refurbishment, building upgrades/fit-outs and remedial engineering.


Sam supplies the viewer with indepth insight into creating a watertight structure and covers the following topics:


  • Function of concrete
  • Waterproof vs. Watertight
  • Problem areas
  • Waterproofing failure
  • Standards & Codes of practice
  • Forms of waterproofing – Type A, B. C, D & E
  • Crack mitigation
  • Know the limits of your materials
  • Design example: Hydrostatic basement 
Total viewing time - 31 min