Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing Training

“Great course, covered everything that I expected. . . The range of people attending the course also gave us an opportunity to consider all aspects of the industry.”   (course delegate)

Who is this training course for?

This intensive course is appropriate theoretical training for those involved in converting existing basements. It is also suitable for those involved in the design, planning and installation of any structural waterproofing projects below ground.

How is the training course structured?

Over 3 days (outlined below) this course provides candidates with a thorough understanding of all forms of waterproofing in both new build and existing structures reflecting the guidance and standards laid out in BS 8102: 2009 – Code of Practice for protection of below-ground structures against water from the ground.

This training is suitable as foundation study for the CSSW qualification.

Attending this training alone does not entitle an attendee to say they have attained the CSSW qualification. See separate information about attaining the formal qualification via the CSSW examination here.

Important note:
For candidates planning to attain the full CSSW qualification we recommend they also complete the Legal Aspects, Survey Methodology and Report Writing (Waterproofing) training as this day covers the topics that will be examined in the legal, health and safety element of the CSSW examination process.

Full details of the topics covered are detailed in the CSSW_Syllabus.

Day 1 – Principles of Structural Waterproofing (09.30 start) Topics include:

  • Waterproofing design
  • Forms of waterproofing
  • Anticipated defects
  • Methods of repair
  • Design philosophy
  • Building construction
Day 2 – BS 8102 – Type A & Type B Systems (09.30 start) Topics include:
  • Products and material types
  • Render technology and other waterproofing systems
  • Theory of structures
Day 3 – BS 8102 – Type C Systems (09.30 start) Topics include:
  • Cavity drain systems (internal and external)
  • Maintenance of Type C waterproofing systems, maintenance and aftercare
  • Surveying existing structures and preparation for installing waterproofing
  • Financial and practical implications of defects and repair strategies

Health & Safety Training

The Health & Safety elements relevant to this training are now delivered via the new PCA Health & Safety e-learning moduleIt is strongly recommended that delegates complete this e-learning module as part of their study.  Elements of this e-learning will be examined in the Legal and Health & Safety exam paper which forms part of the examination process for attaining the CSSW qualification.

Recommended Reading List

Click here to download the CSSW Reading List.


Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing Training Dates

Month Day 1  Day 2        Day 3
January 2019 Tues 22nd Weds 23rd Thurs 24th
April 2019 Tues 2nd Weds 3rd Thurs 4th
June 2019  Tues 4th Weds 5th Thurs 6th
September 2019  Tues 3rd Weds 4th Thurs 5th


Course Fees

Fees for PCA Members
£500 +VAT – Structural Waterproofing – 3 Day Training Course

Fees for non PCA Members
£650 +VAT – Structural Waterproofing – 3 Day Training Course

Please note that there are a limited number of places on each training course and places can only be reserved with full payment.  Please check back here for additional dates as they are announced.

Click below to download a Booking Form or contact Jo or Jade on tel. 0844 375 4301.

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