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Going Underground: an engineer’s guide to basement design

Going Underground: an engineer’s guide to basement design

Posted: 11/05/2021

Date: 30th November | Venue: Online Event

Basements maximise available land space by providing greater capacity without increasing the building footprint. While basement design is well established and achievable, their successful development requires understanding the expectations of the client, associated performance requirements, and soil and ground water conditions. Evaluation of these provides the basis for the structural design, construction methods, and the waterproofing system to be employed.
In this half day online seminar we will look at the challenges of delivering concrete basements in Ireland. From design to choice of water proofing systems, our expert panel of speakers will discuss the key factors to be considered. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask the panel questions during discussion.

Who should attend

This seminar will be of interest to all those who are involved in the design, specification and construction of concrete basements: Consulting Engineers, Site Engineers, Main Contractors, and Specialist Sub-Contractors. Ready-Mixed Concrete Producers and Clients may also find this seminar beneficial.


09:30 Welcome
09:35 Introduction | Robert Laird, Client Site Manger, ESB
09:45 Scheme Design and Planning | Jenny Burridge, The Concrete Centre
10:30 Geotechnical and Temporary Loading |Maurice Ryan, Byrne Looby
11:15 Break
11:25 Structural Design and Loading | Jenny Burridge, The Concrete Centre
11:55 Types of Waterproofing Systems | Ian Crehan, O’Connor Sutton Cronin
12:25 Project Fitzwilliam Case Study
12:45 Questions and Answers
13:00 ENDS

ICS member rate: €60 / delegate
Non-member rate: €90 / delegate
A booking discount of 10% applies to groups of 10 or more

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