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Weathertight Concrete Construction Course
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Concrete NZ, with support from Firth Industries, has developed a course for architects, designers, building officials and construction experts to achieve an understanding of weathertight concrete and concrete masonry construction and of the New Zealand Building Code Clause E2 External Moisture.


This 1-day course qualifies for 60 NZIA and 10 ADNZ CPD points.

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 the Building Code.

In addition to weathertight requirements, the course also covers various typical wall construction systems based on their location of thermal insulation, e.g. strapped, lined and insulated internally, composite and core insulated systems and external insulation finishing systems.

It would help if attendees are familiar with NZS 3604 Timber Framed Buildings and NZS 4229 Concrete Masonry Buildings Not Requiring Specific Engineering Design, but it is not essential.
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 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

Assessment is via discussion, worksheets and participant demonstration.

Check out the Events page to see where and when the next Weathertight Construction Course is scheduled, or contact Concrete NZ using the training enquiry form.