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ASUC member companies work on a very wide range of projects, and Newton Waterproofing Systems is no exception! The team at Newton recently worked on a unique project at the University of Surrey.

With an emphasis on practical elements, the exciting BSc Paramedic Science course at the University of Surrey needed a new, well-equipped training facility for its students at the Surrey Research Park, Guildford.

After identifying a large existing undercroft for the purpose, the University consulted with Scott Brownrigg Architects, as well as the Newton Technical team and Advanced Basements in order to create a new dry space.

The Solution

The extensive undercroft area was first separated into three large rooms, based on the intended end-use for each room. These are:

1. A live environment Paramedic Training room, with an existing concrete floor, concrete retaining walls, and blockwork internal walls.
2. A storage area, requiring a new insulated floor, and with concrete retaining walls and blockwork internal walls.
3. A plant room, requiring full internal waterproofing to the walls and floor.

Considering that the existing structure was already quite robust, Newton and Advanced recommended an internal Type C Newton CDM System. This method of waterproofing is the most failsafe method, using membranes to capture the water, and sump chambers and pumps to collect and remove it. The pumps are also supported by a battery backup system for total security.

You can read the full case study from Newton here.

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