Wall, Floor and Roof Types - Typical Defects

Overview:

The course introduces attendees to a range of common defects found in walls, floors and roofs. Additionally the course identifies key sources containing information to aid diagnosis of defects. The ability to undertake tests and visual analysis of common defects are skills offered and key objectives of the course. Repair techniques are examined within the scope of training and the understanding of basic construction technology in walls, floors and roofs is a key component delivered by the training course offered

Aims & Objectives:

The training and knowledge offered covers three generic areas. These are:

  • Wall types
  • Floors
  • Roofs

Different types of each element in common use is identified and explained. Defects often found in practice are highlighted and causation of failures identified. Remedies and repair options are explained to attendees

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Identify defects with greater accuracy
  • Be aware of options available for diagnosis of problems
  • Be able to commission tests and use equipment to aid the defect identification process
  • Avoid costly misdiagnosis
  • Be able to apply knowledge gained to develop cost effective repair strategies

Attendees will on completion of the course attain

  • A broader more informed knowledge base in the key area of building defects and the diagnosis of the same in the focused areas of floors, walls and roofs
  • The course will provide a basis for further knowledge assimilation and improvement in operational competence

Course Outline:

Wall Types:

  • Identifying defects
  • Standards to apply when designing walls
  • Thermal expansion
  • Design to prevent water ingress
  • Wall tie failure
  • Case examples
  • Typical Defects - Examines the different types of walls in common use and defects often found in practice

Floor Types:

  • Usage and historic development
  • Loads and capacities of floors
  • Suspended and solid floors
  • Floors and the building regulations
  • Pre-stressed floors
  • lattice girder floors
  • Timber engineered floors
  • Fire and sound resistance
  • Case examples
  • Typical defects - Examines the different types of floor in common use and defects often found in practice

Roofs:

  • Types, usage and historic development
  • Loads and capacities
  • Prefabrication
  • Site built roofs
  • Industrial roofing systems
  • Typical defects - Examines the different types of roof in common use and defects often found in practice

Mode of Delivery:

Throughout the training day the main method of knowledge transfer will be illustrated presentations. Actual case histories will be used to demonstrate how the knowledge disseminated in the presentations is applied in practice. To aid this process the training period will be supported with a number of group interactive sessions. Typically these will comprise:

  • Individual or Group Exercises
  • Discussion
  • Visual Aids e.g. short DVD/video, models, samples, etc
  • Assessment via group response to questions designed to assess knowledge assimilation

Benefits of Attending:

Participants to the course will gain a broader more informed knowledge base to apply when dealing with the repair or design of walls, floors and roofs. The course will provide a basis for further knowledge assimilation and improvement in operational competence for attendees involved in the design or repair of buildings.

Intended For:

Property Managers, Designers, Project Managers, Managers engaged in property procurement, Supervisory Building and Civil Engineering staff. Junior staff in training for supervisory roles.