Ross Taylor’s presentation looks at the legal exposure of Architects to the increasing problem of water related defects in new buildings. Case studies of recent legal cases are reviewed, the causes of the problem analysed and the role of design identified. A back to basics approach to using first principles of water shedding and effective use of old fashioned things like flashings rather than just relying on chemicals is provided. Examples of time-proven good practice design detailing are discussed.
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Upon completion of this course, you will earn 2 points toward your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training.
- Recognise why Architects are increasingly being sued for leaking buildings
- Identify the main causes of the increase in these defects
- Demonstrate how to design for water shedding before waterproofing
- Define designing for the fourth dimension
- Manage Architects contractual risk for defects