International Structural Waterproofing Conference

9 Aug 2018

Date: 13th September 2018

Location: The Slate, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7SH

This will be the third annual PCA Structural Waterproofing conference, which will take place at The Slate, University of Warwick, Coventry.

All with an interest in structural waterproofing are invited to attend, including PCA members, non-members, contractors, surveyors, lawyers, public authorities and academics alike to benefit from valuable insights across a range of topics from a packed programme of knowledgeable speakers.

The conference is open to all - both PCA members and non-members alike.

09.00 Registration
09.30 Welcome and introduction to the conference - Stephen Hodgson, CEO PCA
  Session 1 “Best practice in basement design and construction”
09.40 Session 1 introduction from Session Chair - Cormac Rooney, MJ Rooney Construction
09.50 The Royal Albert Hall: An architects view of structural waterproofing - Kevin Kelly, Building Design Partnership
10.10 Failures in basement waterproofing - Mark Separovic, NHBC
10.30 The benefit of a waterproofing specialist from a warranty perspective - Richard Smith, MD Insurance
10.50 An introduction to the liability and professional risks market and what happens when a job fails - Ian Mahony, Astute Insurance & Mark Wookey, Davies Casualty
11.10 Q&A
  Session 2 “Innovation/new ways of looking at waterproofing”
11.45 Session 2 introduction from Session Chair - Emily Walker, Walker Waterproofing
11.50 Waterproof concrete: crack width or additives - Ben Hickman, Property Care Consultants
12.10 Predictive maintenance in below ground structures: First year experience - Ian Davis, PPS
12.30 Specifying sustainability in waterproofing - Richard Crossley, Newton Waterproofing Systems
12.50 Q&A
  Session 3 “Design considerations”
14.00 Session 3 introduction from Session Chair - TBC
14.10 Designers view of deep underground structures - Gordon Sprouse, Fosroc
14.30 Stepney Green Running Tunnels, SE London - Andrew Walker, Walker Waterproofing
14.50 BS 8102 v BS 8576 Top Trumps - John Naylor, GGS
15.10 What lies beneath? - Rob Withers, ASUC
15.30 Q&A
  Panel Debate Chair: James Berry, PCA
15.40 Introduction from Panel Debate Chair
15.45 “Do you think BS 8102 should be revised?

Delegate prices

PCA Members
The Concrete Centre Members
The Basements Infomation Cenctre Members

£100 +VAT

£150 +VAT

There will also be a Pre-Conference Dinner on the evening of 12th September and will cost £27.50 +VAT per head.

Book your place today

Simply complete the relevant form below and return your form by e-mail to or by post to the PCA offices in Huntingdon.

Members Booking Form

Non-Members Booking Form