PAM’s half-day seminar titled “Defects in waterproofing and tiling works for buildings; why they happen and how to prevent them” was well attended by over 170 Architects at the PAM Centre in Bangsar.
Presented by speakers from MAPEI Malaysia – Yong Wai Kit on the subject of waterproofing and Alisonn Bong on tiling – both looked at common defects and complaints, and their causes.
Project situations vary in many ways: substrate types, ambient working conditions, service exposure conditions, loading stresses, area and surface profile, etc. As there are no “one-size-fits-all” universal solutions, the speakers addressed the fundamental need to identify the performance criteria specific to the application before selecting the solution. In the case of tiling works, the classification of adhesives and grouts according to ISO 13007 Standards and how this helps designers and users select the right materials was explained.
Both speakers concluded with a review of best practices for successful installations and durable performance.
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