Below-ground structure and basements

Training course overview

How to achieve best practice in design and compliance with NHBC Standards and prevailing guidance including BS 8102:2009. This will include an outline of how water can build up in the soil and is likely to exert hydrostatic pressure on structures below ground and looking at the consequences of failure with detailed case studies, consider waterproofing design and how a holistic approach from design to installation is critical.

It will also give an insight into below ground construction, waterproofing types and grades of finish including content on installation good practice. 

Who should attend

This course is for any Site Management teams, Contract/Production Managers. It is ideal for those who are starting to see these construction details in their projects as well as those working in the industry who wish to update/refresh their knowledge. 

Why choose NHBC?

Develop an understanding of the focus areas

Appreciate where the focus areas should be for designing below ground structures.

Learn about hydrostatic pressure

Develop a working knowledge of what hydrostatic pressure is and how it effects below ground structures.

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Understand the compliance

Understand how to be compliant on site.

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Certificate of attendance

Receive a certificate of attendance from NHBC.

What you will learn

  • Learn the fundaments of NHBC Standards Chapter 5.4 and associated industry guidance including BS8102:2009 
  • Establish what is meant by Waterproofing types
  • Have a working knowledge of NHBC Chapter 5.4 and BS8102:2009 

Course details

Course pricing

In-company £1,730 16
In-company (virtual) £1,645 14
Open £260 16
Open (virtual) £240 14

Prices are exclusive of VAT

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