NEW - Deep Basements



This course provides guidance on the key considerations when planning the construction of deep basements, using both embedded wall bottom-up and top-down construction in accordance with Eurocodes 2 and 7.


Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:


  • Apply performance criteria to construction techniques and structural form considering the intended use
  • Design appropriate waterproofing to achieve the desired environment
  • Propose structural form and sequence to match the geotechnical conditions
  • Plan construction methodology and sequence, including estimating schedule and costs
  • Assess the logistics and space requirements of different equipment considering the construction methodology and ground conditions
  • Design deep basements taking into account of all the above





Peter Cracknell is a Technical Director in Mott MacDonald’s Foundations and Geotechnics Department in Croydon. He has over 40 years’ experience of design and construction support, including deep box construction, with emphasis on buildability and holistic design.

Christina Mavrommati is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer at Mott MacDonald. She has over 17 years’ experience in the design of large scale civil engineering works in Greece and the UK, such as metro stations, embankments and cuttings, foundations and remedial stabilisation works for large scale landslides.

Neil Henderson began his career as a civil engineer building roads and bridges across the country. When he joined Laing O’Rourke in 1995, Neil moved into basement and concrete frame construction. During this period, he worked on a number of high profile projects, including the top-down construction for One Hyde Park. He is currently working on London’s Northern Line extension.


Intended for

Civil or structural engineers (from contractors to consultants) with some understanding of the design process, or those who wish to develop their design knowledge and experience, in both the technical and practical aspects of deep basement design and construction.


Entry criteria


Graduate civil and structural engineers, practising design and construction engineers, and other professionals interested in the design and construction of deep basements.

Don't delay booking your place - if we have not received enough bookings to break even one month before the date of the course, we will have to cancel it.

Event Information

Eventbrite - Deep Basements

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date

10:00 - 17:30

£290 + VAT for Members
(Early bird £261 + VAT)

£370 + VAT for Non-Members
(Early bird £333 + VAT)

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

Peter Cracknell, Christina Mavrommati and Neil Henderson

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