14 March 2012
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
H G Wells Conferences & Events Centre, Woking
There are many causes of ground movement, but underpinning is not always necessary or desirable. This course relates to traditional Georgian, Victorian and 20th Century low and medium-rise buildings and will cover:
Foundation types - shallow footings, cellars, rafts and piles.
Soil behaviour - rocks, gravel and sand, clay, silt, peat and made ground.
Causes of ground movement - trees, building alterations, drains, excavations and tunnelling.
Symptoms to look for - cracks, bumps and bulges.
Movement monitoring - tell tales, precise levels, inclinometers and holographic prisms.
Physical investigations - trial pits, boreholes, soil and drain tests.
Remedies - superstructure repairs, underpinning, compensation grouting and jacking.
Underpinning types - traditional hit and miss, ground beams, piled rafts and basement boxes.
Property interests - owner/occupier, insurer, loss adjuster, loss assessor and adjoining owners.
RIBA/CIAT Members - £55 + VAT (£66)
Others - £80 + VAT (£96)
RIBA Student Members - £15 + VAT (£18)