SIA-Mapei Professional Knowledge Seminar: Flooring & Waterproofing Seminar

Date 2019-08-22
Registration start from 2:30pm onwards
Duration 2 hrs ( from 3:00pm to 5:00pm )
Venue SIA Theatrette Level 3, 79B Neil Road (S)088904
CPD 2 points
URL Visit


Topic 1: Achieving good surface floor preparation that are cost-effective and long-lasting by Mr Markus Rische

In building construction, the wrong application or diagnosis of any site issue could translate to more costs in rectification works. Following the right steps can save trouble and considerable costs. The seminar will cover (1) the technique and methods of surface preparation prior to the application of liquid-applied resin flooring materials, (2) site conditions to consider such as moisture, contaminations, substrate level and applicator skills before the application of any flooring material, (3) steps for right preparation by using the right tools to achieve a sound foundation and high performance floor coating.

Topic 2: Waterproofing solutions for building structures by Mr Michael Ang 

The seminar will cover various types of waterproofing systems used in different areas of building structures, from basement to roof, and the key criteria in the selection of appropriate waterproofing materials for the different locations. Besides, important factors of ensuring that the waterproofing system can be installed properly on sites such as surface preparation, membrane physical properties and their key advantages/strengths will be shared. We will also discuss some of the new trends in construction such as Green roofing systems, PBU/PPVC and look at the most effective waterproofing system to be tailored or used in such applications. Some case studies will be used to illustrate the importance of selection of material and the level of workmanship required for actual site conditions to ensure good waterproofing practices for concrete building structures.


Mr Markus Rische is a Flooring specialist with 21 years of experience in industrial flooring. Markus started his career in Germany with Rinol and shortly moved to Thailand and Singapore. After settling in Singapore, he continued working in the Flooring specialty with Flowcrete and Ulfacar for 11 years. In 2011, Markus joined Mapei as the Regional Manager for Construction Products in Flooring, managing 12 countries in the Asia-Pacific region overseeing the application and development of resin flooring products. Markus works closely with contractors and applicators to resolve site issues. In his free time, he pursues his passion for ice hockey and is part of the Singapore National Ice Hockey League.

Mr Michael Ang has more than 28 years of sales and field experience in waterproofing and related works in the construction industry. A regular adjunct lecturer for more than 10 years with BCA Academy on “Renovation for Public Housing” and previously trainer for “Good Practice Guide For Wet Areas Waterproofing” & “Certificate for Waterproofing Supervision”. Currently, Michael is the Training Chairman for Waterproofing Trades Association of Singapore (WTAS). He has participated in the working group for Singapore Standard Code of Practice (CP) 82: ‘Waterproofing of Reinforced Concrete Buildings in 1999”. In the course of his career, he has overseen more than a million sq m of waterproofing membranes supplied to underground tunnels and road projects in Singapore. Michael currently is responsible for total sales of Mapei Far East in Singapore, a Milan-based MNC and leading manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and chemical construction materials since 1937.


2.30pm Registration with light refreshment
3.00pm Presentation by Mapei
4.30pm Q and A
5.00pm End of event

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