Meet Paul Evans, a trusted remedial waterproofing consultant and the esteemed President of the Australian Institute of Waterproofing (AIW), on our latest "Sealed for Good" episode. With years of experience under his belt, Paul leads Findlay-Evans Waterproofing in Victoria, showcasing his expertise in solving complex waterproofing challenges. His role as AIW President for five years has been vital in driving the institution's mission of educating, supporting, and elevating waterproofing standards across Australia.
This episode provides valuable insights into the AIW's initiatives, including specialized training programs and advocacy for improved industry regulations. Paul's dedication to the cause and his professional background as a consultant make him an influential figure committed to enhancing quality and practices in waterproofing.
Paul Evans is a Registered Building Practitioner & Master Builder Specialist Contractor - Waterproofer. He has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry in Australia and specializes in commercial & industrial waterproofing projects.
As a Registered Building Practitioner, Paul frequently encountered sub-optimum waterproofing procedures - poorly performed due to inferior workmanship and/or utilizing incorrect materials and often combined with a lack of understanding and knowledge of construction methods.
Paul was convinced the construction industry deserved access to better trained and knowledgeable waterproofing expertise. Consequently when the opportunity arose to become Manager/Director of one of Melbourne's well established and reputable names in the waterproofing industry - Findlay Waterproofing, Paul considered his construction experience would be a great fit with an expert waterproofing company.
Paul is passionate about training and standards within the Australian waterproofing industry and has volunteered much of his own time and service to the industry.
Paul is the current President of the non-profit industry association, Australia Institute of Waterproofing (AIW), previously serving as Vice-President and participated as an active AIW committee member for over 6 years. These are all volunteer positions.
The AIW represents the interests of the total industry in raising the standard of waterproofing in Australia by becoming the 'central source' of knowledge, augmented by members experience to mentor continuous change.
As President of the AIW, Paul has been instrumental in designing together with the Master Builders Victoria (MBAV) the training program “Waterproofing in Construction Course" which started in 2017.
The MBAV “Waterproofing in Construction Course” Training Course is aimed at industry professionals who have a responsibility to ensure a construction project is water tight and intended to educate with respect to planning, design, selection of products and waterproofing application.
Paul has recently worked and consulted with the Victorian State Government’s Building Authority (VBA) –Regulations Sunset Review 2017.
This is a review process taken every 10 years by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning of current building regulations to ensure that these regulations remain efficient and effective and with options to develop new regulations.
Expert Basement Waterproofing Transformation in Melbourne by Paul Evans & Team
Paul Evans and his team at Findlay-Evans Waterproofing provided expert basement waterproofing services for a home in Doncaster East, Melbourne, transforming a mold-infested, waterlogged basement into a dry and secure space. Their comprehensive waterproofing solutions, which included advanced drainage systems and durable membrane application, showcased their specialization in basement repairs and waterproofing in Melbourne.
The success of this project, verified by a dry basement after Melbourne's heavy rains, highlights their leadership in waterproofing and structural repairs within the industry.
2018 International Waterproofing Forum (Shanghai China) -
"Challenges of Waterproofing Design and Application
The International Waterproofing Forum is a technical exchange forum held on the day before the opening of China International Roofing & Waterproofing Expo. Professionals and experts from enterprises, institutes and organizations are invited to present. The depth and width of the forum is widely recognized by industrial experts, scholars and technicians.
2017 Waterproof Membranes International (Cologne Germany) -
“Waterproofing Challenges in Australia’s Construction Boom
The international conference focuses on the market dynamics, technical innovation, manufacture, installation, and performance of waterproof membranes (e.g., geomembranes). Waterproof Membranes 2017 – is an interaction between engineers, specifiers, researchers, commercial personnel and industry working for: the world’s leading membrane producers; raw material and component suppliers; machinery manufacturers; and institutes or companies involved in the research, testing and certification of membranes and applications.
Paul is a regular invited presenter at ADEB seminars:
Canberra 16th Nov 2018
Sydney 25 May 2018
Melbourne 14th March 2018
Perth 10TH May 2018
Melbourne 14th March 2017
Sydney 29th March 2017
BuildIT – Featured Article 2019
“Committed to Raising Waterproofing Standards and Training Across Australia"
Paul Evans, President of Australian Institute of Waterproofing
Facility Perspectives Vol 11 No 1 March -May 2017
“Solving Roof and Balcony Leaks is Not Just About Waterproofing”
Facility Perspectives is the leading industry magazine and flagship publication for Facility Management Australia (FMA). Produced quarterly, it covers industry topics, updates and targeted features, as well as showcasing informed articles provided by experts and recognized commentators across a range of related industries.
LookUpStrata March 2017
“If It Has a Balcony, It Will Leak”
LookUpStrata has been providing quality strata information to lot owners and the strata industry
since 2013. We are committed to providing a quality resource for strata managers, landlords, owner-occupiers, tenants, building managers and anyone in the wider community who may work with or have an interest in strata title information and apartment living.
Australian Institute of Waterproofing – Online News
Notes from a Balcony Inspection – Nov 2016
Getting It Right in the First Place – October 2016