Waterproofing conference agenda designed for cross-industry appeal

[May 2017] Content of appeal to a broad range of professions and industries has been developed for the second dedicated international structural waterproofing conference. Developed for an audience including house building, construction, civils and architectural professionals, the event – organised by national trade body The Property Care Association – takes Read the full article…

Call in the experts for underground waterproofing projects

Freeing up underground space – either through new build projects or refurbishment works – can transform homes, creating flexible living opportunities which make the most of the land available underfoot. However, such works can be particularly sensitive to failures due to poor workmanship or the inappropriate use of materials or Read the full article…

The New Type A & Type B Best Practice Guidance Documents

We are pleased to announce the production of Best Practice Guidance for Type A and Type B, waterproofing. These publications have been developed by the PCA’s Structural Waterproofing Group to support and promote best practice in all aspects of Structural Waterproofing. The new Best Practice Guides complement the existing British Read the full article…

What the SWG has been up to 2014

The Property Care Association (PCA) has evolved to cover several sectors of membership. The PCA excel in bringing experts from industries together, to form working groups to help drive the whole sector forward. One of our longest running groups is the Structural Waterproofing Group. This year the group has been Read the full article…

London Basement Debate

In a presentation given by Rob Withers of ASUC plus at our Structural Waterproofing Industry Forum the issue of changes to planning policy at Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBKC) was discussed. RBKC have been out to consultation three times the final period being February 2014 when all interested Read the full article…

SWG New Technical Documents

The following guidance documents have been produced in a series of new publications by the Property Care Association. Some months ago the Association’s Structural Waterproofing Group identified a number of areas where it was felt further guidance and information would benefit not only members, but the wider waterproofing industry, helping Read the full article…

Specialist Register Supports Industry

Structural waterproofing is an essential consideration for below ground works and construction professionals need to access an expert to assist with this element of the project. In this article, we give an insight into the types of structural waterproofing and explain the reasoning behind the Property Care Association’s new specialist Read the full article…

The role of the Waterproofing Design Specialist

There are huge changes afoot in the way that we approach waterproofing design for underground structures. Traditionally it has been the architect’s role to draw up and recommend the waterproofing design for below ground projects. However, the vast majority of architects will readily acknowledge that they do not have the Read the full article…

Raising the Standard for Underground Structures

Creating a dry and inviting living or working space below ground holds specific challenges to those in the building design and construction industry, including architects, a fact that is reflected in the recent review of BS8102, the code of practice for protection of below ground structures against water from the Read the full article…

PCA Addresses Building Industry Basement Concerns

The National House Building Council (NHBC) recently reported that claims on basements built since 2005 have cost the UK housing industry nearly £21 million, affecting 890 homes. Research conducted by the NHBC found that tanking defects have been the most common cause of basement claims since 2006. In addition 28% Read the full article…