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Weathertight Concrete Construction Course (Auckland)
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Concrete NZ with support of Firth Industries have developed a course for architects, designers, building officials and construction experts to achieve an understanding of weathertight concrete and concrete masonry construction and of NZBC E2 external moisture code compliance. This 1-day course qualifies for 60 NZIA and 10 ADNZ CPD points.

 Export to Your Calendar 22/09/2020
When: 22 September 2020
9:00 AM
Where: Home Ideas Centre
165 The Strand
Auckland, Home Ideas Centre  1010
New Zealand
Contact: Angelique van Schaik
+64 4 499 8820

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The course is aimed at architects, designers, façade engineers, building officials and construction experts in general. Attendees will achieve an understanding of the requirements of weathertight concrete and concrete masonry construction based on the CCANZ publication Code of Practice for Weathertight Concrete and Concrete Masonry Construction (CP 01:2014) and respectively NZ Building Code compliance.

Apart from weathertightness requirements, the course also covers various New Zealand typical wall construction systems based on their location of thermal insulation, such as strapped, lined and insulated internally, composite and core insulated systems and external insulation finishing systems.

It is of benefit if attendees have obtained basic knowledge of NZS 3604 and NZS 4229 - but this is not a prerequisite. However, it helps to put the course content into perspective which supports applying any gained knowledge in a practical situation, either in the workplace or in a simulated situation.

The course includes:

  • Tutor presentation
  • Tutor-led activities, group-work & discussion
  • Student learning resources
  • Assessment activities

To complete the course participants will be required to:

  • Actively participate in all sessions
  • Work in pairs or teams to complete some exercises
  • Individually complete (and pass) the Final Assessment
  • Provide feedback/evaluation of the course

Course Content

The course contains eight modules which align with the structure of CP 01. A summary of the role of the New Zealand Building Act and New Zealand Building Code will be given at the beginning of the course.

Module 1 - Scope

  • Geometry
  • Loads
  • Construction excluded

Module 2 - General

  • Materials
  • Cracking
  • Maintenance

Module 3 - Wall Construction

  • Concrete masonry wall construction
  • In-situ concrete wall construction
  • Precast concrete wall construction

Module 4 - Wall Weathertightness Systems

  • EIFS system - external insulation
  • Plaster system
  • Coating system
  • Weathertight concrete
  • Masonry veneer

Module 5 - Flashings

  • Required properties of flashing materials
  • Acceptable flashing materials
  • Fixings

Module 6 - Concrete Roofs and Decks

Module 7 - Concrete Slab-On-Ground & Footings

Module 8 - Construction Moisture

Target Audience

  • Architects, designers, façade engineers, building experts (It would be beneficial if trainees were familiar with NZS 4229 or NZS 3604).
  • Other building professionals

Registration Fee

  • Concrete NZ Members - $500.00 plus GST ($575.00)
  • Non-Concrete NZ Members - $565.22 plus GST ($650.00)

Fee includes lunch, morning and afternoon teas.

Complete and return the course registration form.