As waterproofing design is a complex task, Delta Membranes believe a specialist is needed for a project, with the days of an architect undertaking the role being long gone.
Getting the design correct before construction will save substantial costs and British Standard 8102:2009 Code of Practice for Protection of Below Ground Structures Against Water from the
Ground recommends every design team/waterproofing project features a Waterproofing Design Specialist.
A Waterproofing Design Specialist offers expertise in structural waterproofing; they should:
Be able to list the principal considerations for a robust waterproofing design
Have CSSW as a minimum standard of qualification
Offer knowledge on waterproofing systems available
Have an in-depth understanding of BS8102:2009 and its requirements
Have desk top study & risk assessment knowledge – these should form part of any Designers Report and Waterproofing Design
Have an understanding on sources of water (such as how it flows through the soil and interacts with the structures).