Averting Disaster: How to Save a Collapsing Building

The Surrey Regional Group is holding our next Technical Meeting on Monday 11 March 2019 at the University of Surrey, where Chris Shaw will talk about a case study of how a partially collapsed building was saved from complete collapse and the techniques used to achieve this.
This presentation will be about one of Chris’s projects where his timely involvement and using appropriate methods saved a masonry building even after significant and detrimental alterations were introduced by a contractor in the course of modernising the building.
The Speaker:
Chris Shaw CEng FICE FIStructE FIET MCMI
Chris Shaw is a Consultant Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer who has many years of experience in a wide variety of projects. His specialities include innovation, sustainability, expert witness work and forensic engineering.
Chris developed the technique of differential incremental jacking, which he used for restoring old masonry walls, floors and roofs on projects for more than 30 years. The application of this method enabled the restoration of a Grade II* Listed Structure, which is part of a Scheduled Ancient Monument on the site of the Royal Castle and Palace at Guildford. The project was nominated for The Institution of Structural Engineers Sir Arnold Waters Medal and won the local Region's Award and Prize.

Event Information

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date

18:00 for 18:30 start


Lecture Theatre M, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH

Chris Shaw CEng FICE FIStructE FIET MCMI

Event Contact
Edward Bromhead

Event Contact Email

Additional Information
Sandwiches and beverages will be served at 18:00

One and a half hours of CPD

Regional Group

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