Waterproofing Conference 2017

PCA International Waterproofing Conference 2017:

Design, Specification and Best Practice

Date: Thursday, 6th July 2017
Venue: The Slate, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7SH

The conference is open to all professionals with an interest in waterproofing, including those working in structural waterproofing, house building, construction, architectural design etc

The conference will comprise 3 sessions each exploring a different area – Design, Specification and Best Practice.

Delegates will have plenty of opportunities to network, direct their questions to the speakers, share experiences and participate in the fully interactive Panel Debate which will close the conference.

There will also be a pre-conference dinner on the evening before – see details below after the programme.

Ticket prices:

PCA Members: £85 + vat

Non PCA members: £150 + vat

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Conference Programme [Provisional]

9.00am Registration – refreshments available
9.30am Conference Welcome – Stephen Hodgson, CEO PCA

9.40am Session 1: Design

9.50am Speaker 1: TBC
Topic: Concrete in waterproofing.
10.10am Speaker 2: Dr John Grimes, John Grimes Partnership Ltd
Dr Grimes presentation will cover hydrogeology and soil mechanics and the impacts on basements and waterproofing.
10.30am Speaker 3: Charles Goodchild, The Concrete Centre
This presentation will look at selecting the best form of construction for the job and the effects of water pressure on a structure.
10.50am Q&A on Session 1
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11.05 – 11.30am Refreshment Break
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11.35am Session 2: Specification

11.45am Speaker 4: Mick Smith, ICB (Waterproofing) Ltd
Buried roofs and podium decks – construction, waterproofing options and what to consider, managing/remedying defects in deck waterproofing.
12.05pm Speaker 5: John Naylor, GGS
This presentation will look at ground gas management. Managing gases such as radon and carbon dioxide, verification of systems and incorporating gas control in waterproofing – is this the correct approach?
12.25pm Speaker 6: TBC
Topic TBC.
12.45pm Q&A on Session 2
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1.00pm – 2.00pm Ticket price includes a hot buffet style Networking Lunch
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2.00pm Session 3: Best Practice

2.10pm Speaker 7: TBC
Topic: Water management on large scale projects.
2.30pm Speaker 8: Stephen Garvin, BRE
Topic: Adaptation of waterproofing systems in flood protection and resilience
2.50pm Speaker 9: Cormac Rooney, M J Rooney Construction Ltd
Cormac will look at waterproofing as a construction speciality and recognising it as a construction skill.
3.10pm Q&A on Session 3
3.25pm Panel Debate
Featuring speakers from the programme. Audience can address their questions directly to panel members.
Approx 4.00pm – 4.15pm Conference Close


Delegate ticket prices:

PCA Members – £85 + vat
Non PCA members – £150 + vat

Book Now:

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Pre Conference Dinner – evening of 5th July 2017:

There will be an informal pre-conference dinner at The Slate on the evening of the 5th July 2017. The hot buffet style meal will cost £25 + vat per person. Those wishing to join us for this dinner will need to complete the appropriate field in the Booking Form so we can advise The Slate of numbers, and add the cost of the dinner to your invoice.