April 26, 2022
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Course Description

This one-day training course provides attendees with an insight into a number of different building defects, how they occur, what can be done to prevent them from occurring in the first place, and different remediation techniques.

Attendees will gain an opportunity to ask questions specific to them and their projects, will leave with a greater understanding of the unique aspects of different defects, the variables involved in the building process & their impact on building performance. It will also demonstrate the best practice methods surveyors use during their inspections in order to identify  building defects.

Course Content

Asbestos, radon, pyrite and mica

Condensation, mould growth and indoor air pollution

Rising and penetrating damp  

Timber defects including wet rot, dry rot and beetle infestation  

Structural integrity including cracking and movement in foundations

Drainage defects

Fire safety and remediation measures

Flood risk assessment

Services safety  

Japanese Knotweed

Who Should Attend?

This course will be of huge benefit to all in the construction sector with responsibility for avoiding or repairing construction defects, including engineers, contractors, architects, technical managers and those from local authorities and government department to name just a few.


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your Certificate of Attendance. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.


An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €465 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €565. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE.

The course cost includes all course documentation and certificates.


Dr Victor Hrymak
Lecturer in Environmental Health and Safety, TU Dublin

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