CPD Seminars

SURFASOLOGY CPD Seminar Offering

RIAI Approved

Evolutions in Structural Waterproofing

  • Brief history and evolution of below ground structural waterproofing
  • Current and future trends in structural waterproofing
  • Common causes of waterproofing failures & design philosophy
  • Current industry standards and guidelines
  • BS 8102:2009 Code of Practice in-depth overview
  • Grades and types of waterproofing protection
  • Importance of combination systems

RIBA Approved

Waterproofing Basements and Underground Structures (Newbuild)

  • Why Include a Basement?
  • Basement Design Considerations
  • Types of Waterproofing Systems
  • Other Considerations
  • Relevant Documents and Standards

RIBA Approved

Waterproofing Existing Basements (Refurbishment)

  • Refurbishment of Existing Basements
  • Changing Uses of Cellars and Basements
  • Types of Waterproofing System
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Diferent Waterproofing Systems
  • Suitability for Given Situations
  • Relevant Documents and Standards

RIBA Approved

Rising Damp: Causes & Treatment

  • Symptoms of Rising Damp
  • Problems Caused by Rising Damp
  • What Causes Rising Damp?
  • Methods of Rising Damp Treatment
  • Repastering Options
  • Relevant Documents and Standards

RIBA Approved

Dealing with Dampness

  • Tools for Correctly Diagnosing Dampness
  • Types of Dampness in Buildings (Rising Damp, Penetrating Damp,Condensation)
  • Methods of Repair and Treatment
  • Relevant Documents and Standards

RIBA Approved

An Introduction to Green Roofs

  • What is a Green Roof?
  • Why choose a Green Roof?
  • Primary Design Considerations
  • Green Roof Construction
  • Other Considerations
  • Relevant Documents and Standards

RIBA Approved

Below Ground Structural Waterproofing: An Introduction to BS 8102:2009

  • Standards and Regulations
  • BS 8102:2009 – Code of Practice
  • Preparation Works – Detailing of Critical Points in below ground structures
  • Grades of Protection – Types of Protection
  • Application of Materials
  • Latest Technologies in Below Ground Structural Waterproofing

RIBA Approved

Understanding Concrete & Concrete Repair

  • Concrete Technology
  • Render Technology
  • Standards and Regulations
  • Concrete Repair Technology
  • Innovations in Concrete Repair Technologies
CPD Seminars

About the Presenters

We have a team of highly qualified professionals who will not only deliver a presentation answering your questions, but will also provide their assistance with your current or planned projects.


Michael McDonagh is our Technical and Specification Manager with over 30-years experience in the construction industry working closely with architectural and engineering practices internationally. Michael is a Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing (CSSW) accredited by the Property Care Association (PCA).

Frequently Asked Questions

To book a CPD Seminar of your choice, please call us on 01 832 1005 or email us to [email protected]
Please state the CPD Seminar of your choice, your preferred date and time, and estimated number of attendees

CPD presentations are delivered on your premises during lunch time. However, we are happy to meet your requirement and we can arrange a CPD Seminar at the time that suits you best.

Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance on completion of the presentation.

All the RIBA-Approved CPD Seminars carry 2 hour CPD points; other CPD Seminars will give you 1 hour CPD credit.

We welcome an opportunity to deliver CPD presentations to multiple practices at a time. Please feel free to invite your business partners.

Overall, presentations take a form of a discussion based on a slide show. The seminar comprises of a 45 minute presentation followed by 30 minutes for questions and answers.

SURFASOLOGY provide a complimentary lunch.

Jamie Smyth

Quantity Surveyor

Jamie brings our team a wealth of knowledge in project costs management, from the cost and risk analysis to the preparation and submissions of tenders and valuations.

Jamie has spent over ten years working as a Quantity Surveyor with a background in the construction industry (from residential build to pharma projects). He has been involved in all aspects of construction collaborating with small builders and large contractors on projects of varying sizes and scale. All this contributed to his thorough understanding of the requirements and priorities when performing his tasks of a Quantity Surveyor.

On a personal note, Jamie enjoys playing soccer and is a true golf fanatic. He enjoys travelling and fine dining.

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We offer seamless, resinous flooring systems that combine durability and design aesthetics. The product line covers a multitude of industries and areas of application, such as industrial & manufacturing, pharmaceutical & healthcare, food & beverage.

Are you currently working on a flooring project and looking for a solution? For advice and guidance, please contact us on 01 832 1005 or [email protected].