Archive for November, 2016

Triton announces 2017 Training Course dates

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Triton has announced the 2017 dates for its popular courses aimed at professionals involved in the installation of waterproofing systems and damp proofing works.  There are also two new courses in the Triton programme next year on Ground Gas Protection and Pumps & Drainage.

The Ground Gas Protection course provides an introduction to ground gases, what they are and where they are found. It covers the relevant standards and associated guidance documents – BS8485:2015, CIRIA 735, 748 and BRE 211. The course also covers site investigation and design of gas protection measures along with an introduction to Triton’s comprehensive range of gas protection products.

The new Pumps & Drainage course has been designed for all involved with the installation of Type C cavity drain systems where pumps and drainage are a critical part of the waterpoofing design. Although this subject is covered in brief in the Type C training course, this new course goes into the subject in more depth, to cover drainage design, selection of pumps, calculating the number and size of pumps required, impact of friction loss, installation of pump systems and commissioning and maintenance.

Courses last one full day and take place at Triton’s head office near Dartford, Kent. They should be booked  using the downloadable training course booking form here Each course takes place throughout 2017 and dates are set out on the booking form.

Further details about all courses offered by Triton can be found on the website.

Triton’s TWS-Fastcoat delivers fast track elastomeric waterproofing

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Triton’s elastomeric, liquid applied TWS-Fastcoat, has provided a rapid drying waterproofing solution for the floor slabs of the subterranean light wells at the Material Store housing development in Hayes.

The material Store development is part of the £250 million regeneration of The Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes, West London, where thousands of people worked for EMI, pressing and packaging vinyl records and making everything from radio sets to bicycles.

The slabs were constructed approximately 1.5m below ground level and although the new concrete incorporated a watertight concrete admixture would have remained gas and vapour permeable.  Two coats of Triton’s TWS- Fastcoat, (which can be applied effectively in ambient temperatures even when substrate temperatures are as low as 0o), therefore provided an impervious barrier which will also lower the potential risks of corrosion of the steelwork in the slabs as well as protecting the outer surfaces.

TWS-Fastcoat is a single pack, moisture curing, elastomeric resin. The membrane cures in a continuous and elastic form, as a totally adhered layer. It guarantees total water tightness and withstands minor building movements and vibrations. TWS-Fastcoat can be used as a base coat, a reinforcing layer or a top-coat. Other typical applications include podium decks, low pitch and flat roof areas with pedestrian traffic, wet rooms, lightly trafficked flooring, water channels and ponds. In green roof applications, the addition of Triton’s geotextile fleece between the two coats of TWS-Fastcoat provides an effective root barrier and waterproofing layer.

At the Material Store development, as part of the preparation for the application of TWS-Fastcoat, Triton’s Fillet Seal was applied in 25mm beads to all internal angles that eliminates 90o angles at wall/floor transitions and minimises the risk of leaving gaps or holes unsealed. It was also important to ensure that the concrete surface was clean and dust free. On porous or friable surfaces, Triton’s TWS-PU Primer should be applied before the application of TWS-Fastcoat.

The slabs will receive raised access floors over the TWS-Fastcoat layer, allowing any potential water/rain ingress to enter the drainage systems of the individual dwellings beneath the raised floor.

Main contractor:

Interserve Construction:

http://intparagon.com/about/interserve/construction/