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Achieving Continuity – Cold Applied Liquid Waterproofing
Achieving Continuity – Cold Applied Liquid Waterproofing

Continuity of Waterproofing Protection from a design perspective is an important consideration, waterproofing designers are required to understand product combinations and the characteristics of systems from the outset.  Along with knowledge of product features and properties, designers are further faced with integrating these products into buildings and structures in a way that achieves a continuous and seamless waterproofing protection.

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Fire Retardant Type C Membranes
Fire Retardant Type C Membranes

Kevin Dodds, from Delta Membrane Systems Limited, shares his thoughts on sector approaches to fire safety and the biggest challenges facing manufacturers at the forefront of innovation.

There are many different design challenges experienced when designing a suitable, maintainable, and capable waterproofing system, from a basement to podium deck. 

The design and layout of a building, in conjunction with the materials used and style of construction, play a key role in preventing the spread of fire and will allow the safe evacuation of occupants from a building in the event of a fire.

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BS 8102:2022 – Update
BS 8102:2022 – Update

With much anticipation, BSI launch BS8102:2022 Protection of below ground structures against water ingress. Code of practice.

BS8102:2009 is without doubt, a great Standard which has been enhanced with the launch of BS8102:2022.  It should be noted that BS8102:2009 is now superseded and withdrawn. 

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What to expect in Structural Waterproofing 2022
What to expect in Structural Waterproofing 2022

Aside from COVID-19, 2021 has been particularly interesting in the world of structural waterproofing by way of the BS8102:2009 review.

BS8102:2009 “Code of practice for protection of below ground structures against water from the ground” and gives recommendations and provides guidance on methods of preventing and dealing with the entry of water from surrounding ground into a structure below ground level, whether this be completely under or partly underground.

I have been honoured to serve as a peer in the review committee.  Whilst the review is currently, still under revision, it’s launch is imminent, and I’ll look forward to sharing the updates with you once it’s published.

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