Concrete Basements


This course covers the design of concrete basements to Eurocode 2, including waterproofing strategies, site constraints, ground movements, methods of construction, structural design and calculating crack widths.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should be able to:
  • Identify the factors influencing the planning of a basement
  • Differentiate the options for waterproofing
  • Calculate crack widths
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of specification and workmanship


Jenny Burridge is Head of Structural Engineering at the Concrete Centre, part of The Mineral Products Association. She is a chartered civil and structural engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the Construction Industry. She currently leads a team of structural engineers who advise engineers, architects and contractors on the uses of concrete both technically and practically. 

Jenny’s expertise includes the design of reinforced concrete buildings, particularly hospitals, arts centres, educational facilities, hotels and research facilities. She also has a particular interest in sustainable development of the built environment and the performance of concrete structures in fire.

Jenny is a part-time lecturer at Brunel University, teaching a module on Advanced Concrete and Prestressed Design for their structural engineering MSc course.

Intended for

Graduate and junior structural engineers who are involved in the design of basements.

Entry criteria

A basic understanding of the design of concrete is assumed.

If we have not received enough bookings to break even one month before the date of the course, we will have to cancel it. So if you are interested, please don’t delay booking your place.

Event Information

Eventbrite - Concrete Basements

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date

10:00 - 17:30

£290 +VAT for Members
£370 + VAT for Non-Members

The Institution of Structural Engineers, International HQ, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, United Kingdom

Jenny Burridge

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