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.
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.
Graduate and junior structural engineers who are involved in the design of basements.
A basic understanding of the design of concrete is assumed.