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History of Remediation Durability Practices Pty Ltd

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History of Remediation Durability Practices Pty Ltd


History of Remediation Durability Practices Pty Ltd and the making of the course Diploma of Remediation Practices

Remediation Durability Practices Pty Ltd was formed in 2021, and course development occurred with ASQA for course accreditation.

 

We are very excited to announce after 12 years in the making, the Diploma of Remediation Practices has successfully made stage 4 of the course accreditation process with ASQA the national regulator of Australia’s vocational education and training sector. 

The course has received an incredible amount of input, review and support from a huge breadth of industry-leading stakeholders interested in improving the standard in the remedial building industry. You know who you are, this post is not long enough to list half of you, and we thank you for all your support and patience in this long journey. 

 It all began in 2009 when Harold du Toit was invited as a guest speaker as a remedial specialist and project manager presenting to a cohort of mostly civil and structural engineers studying project management. After the event, Harold and lecturer Dr. Elaine Roberts discussed the lack of recognised training in the remedial sector and the course concept first formed. 

Over the next few years, the two began canvassing the market for interest and support for such a course while building a framework of what such a course would look like. During this time builders including Hutchinson Builders & Abigroup and others expressed their interest alongside asset owners both public and private. Harold also contacted Chris Anderson, his major supplier. At the time he was working in a national role for a large international remedial material manufacturer. Chris’ response was something along the line of “You’re onto something here. To date the industry has been relying upon PowerPoint presentations and bbq training sessions on this topic. Tell me more”. 

Several further years passed by as they continued to collect data and feedback from the industry. They joined as co-owner during a restructure with Harold du Toit’s specialist remedial contracting business Waterstop Solutions and became more closely involved in the course. Our cohort grew with educational consultant Dr. Heather McCosker-Howard while continuing to garner further support and input from industry stakeholders allowing us to considerably flesh out the course concept requirements to better meet the need of the industry. 

Until finally in 2021 Remediation Durability Practices Pty Ltd was formed and course development occurred with ASQA for course accreditation. 

 

Diploma of Remediation Practices

Course Intent

  • Investigate the structures site and surrounding environment using appropriate methodologies to determine the root cause of the current situation/problem in known or changing contexts.
  • Develop a remediation project plan based on the client’s decision from the client report recommended options.
  • Substantiate/Justify the remediation project plan.
  • Work collaboratively with advanced trades/paraprofessional/ professionals in a team environment to achieve project objectives.
  • Project manage self and supervise other team members during the implementation of the remediation project plan.
  • Implement the Remediation Project Plan within their specialisation, including waterproofing, concrete and fire. 
  • Evaluate the quality and outcomes of the remediation project.

 

Unit Description

  1. Analyse pre-site information about the construction structure and site environment to assist in the development of a remediation plan. This unit of competency describes the knowledge and skills required to examine the history of a structure on an existing construction site from the time of development and its surrounding environment, including changes across time. The goal is to undertake a precise evaluation to collect information that contributes to the identification and analysis of the impacts from environmental factors on the structure in preparation for the development of the remediation plan.
  2. Perform research and site investigation to analyse the root cause(s) of the problem. This unit is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to conduct an analysis of the root cause of the problem in a construction structure investigation.
  3. Develop solution(s) to remediate the root cause(s) of the problem. This unit is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge and skill(s) to compare and contrast solutions, including a staged approach, applicable to remediation of a residential commercial, industrial or civil structure.
  4. Develop a cost-benefit analysis of the remediation solution(s). This unit is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge and skill(s) to create a cost-benefit analysis to justify the remediation of the problem(s) with a residential, commercial, industrial or civil structure in a non-greenfield construction site.
     
  5. Develop a Client Report for the remediation process. This unit is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge and skill(s) to use the analysis of the information collected regarding the problem requiring repair and/or remediation on a residential, commercial, industrial or civil structure in a non-greenfield construction site. The learner will explore and document the costs and benefits of the various options available to address the problem. The results of the exploration will be a client report.
  6. Develop a project plan based on a Client Report. This unit is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge and skill(s) to generate a project plan based on the information contained in a client remediation report and the option selection of the client. This plan must include a clear scope, budget, human resource, product, quality and time specifications. It should also include the process for engaging additional specialist contractor(s), where necessary.
  7. Demonstrate the implementation process of a remediation project. This unit is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge and skill(s) to manage the remediation process in residential, commercial, industrial, or civil structures in a non-greenfield construction site as documented in the project plan. During this implementation, the learner will undertake inspections to track the following elements: scope, scheduling, budget, quality assurance, resource (people, plant and consumables), communication and risk as established by the remediation plan.
  8. Evaluate the planning and implementation of a remediation project. This unit is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge and skill(s) to conduct a final inspection of the remediation project. This unit is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge and skill(s) to manage the remediation process in residential, commercial, industrial, or civil structures, in a non-greenfield construction site as documented in the project plan. During this implementation, the learner will undertake inspections to track the following elements: scope, scheduling, budget, quality assurance, resource (people, plant and consumables), communication and risk as established by the remediation plan.
  9. Differentiate and explain common and complex water-related defects in construction. This unit is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge and skill(s) to compare and contrast common water-related problems in the construction industry and the damage requiring repair and/or remediation in a residential, commercial, industrial or civil structure in a non-greenfield construction site.
  10. Demonstrate Leak Sealing and Reverse Side Membrane according to Remediation Plan. This unit is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge and skill(s) to implement a remediation plan for either leak sealing systems or reverse membrane systems for water ingress and damage in structures a residential, commercial, industrial or civil structure in a non-greenfield construction site. 
  11. Implement and manage the application of penetrative sealant systems. This unit is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge and skill(s) to plan and implement the safe application of penetrative sealant systems for problems requiring remediation for which part, or the whole solution requires the application of such materials. This includes structures in residential, commercial, industrial or civil structures in a non-greenfield construction site. 
  12. Plan and implement remediation to sub-terrain structures. This unit is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge and skill(s) to plan and implement remediation strategies to repair sub-terrain structures as relevant in residential, commercial, industrial or civil structures in a non-greenfield construction site. 

 

 

 

 


If you have any issues with leaking balcony, water ingress, cracking concrete slabs, structural cracks, concrete deterioration, moisture, seepage, efflorescence, rising damp and/or high-flow active leaks in concrete structures, we would be happy to assist you. You are welcome to contact us with any questions that you may have.

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Good maintenance begins with a proactive approach to maintain, keep, preserve and protect a building. 

Remember that seepage/water ingress into areas such as balconies, basements, concrete roofs, car parks and retaining walls, should not be ignored – call a remedial waterproofing professional today for an assessment to provide you with the best solution for your situation.

At Waterstop Solutions, we carry out a wide range of remedial works to concrete structures post-construction stage in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Sydney and outlying areas in Queensland and New South Wales.

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