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The Design and Construction of Concrete Basements - SOLD OUT

  • Date(s)
    Thursday, 8 February 2018
  • Time(s)
    9:20 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Member Rate: €245

    Non-Member Rate: €295

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

    Irish Concrete Society members avail of the members rate.

    This event is SOLD OUT. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email

  • CPD Credit
    7 hours   C1


A joint Engineers Ireland and Irish Concrete Society technical seminar for all those involved in the design, specification and construction of concrete basements.

Seminar overview

The successful development of a basement requires a thorough understanding of structural design and the construction methods to be employed, including an understanding of geotechnics. Basements become a functional part of the building envelope, as set out by the client and to do this they are normally required to prevent water from entering this envelope.

In this day-long seminar we will look at some of the challenges designers and contractors face in delivering concrete basements in Ireland. From planning (design planning – not statute planning) to finished work we will discuss some of the key factors to be considered during design and construction, critical details, examples and water proofing considerations. There will be plenty of opportunities to network and ask questions during discussion.

Who should attend?

This seminar will be of interest to all those who are involved in the design, specification and construction of concrete basements: Consulting Engineers, Site Engineers, Main Contractors, Specialist Sub-Contractors and Ready-Mixed Concrete Producers. Clients may also find this seminar beneficial.

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Session chair: Paul Healy, Director, OCSC

  • Planning a basement: Jenny Burridge, head of structural engineering, The UK Concrete Centre
  • Case study building: a contractor's perspective | Brian Comaskey, Contracts Manager, John Sisk and Son
  • Basement piling challenges |Jonathan McGall, Director, Dawson Wam
  • Geotechnical design considerations | Maurice Ryan, Associate, Byrne Looby
  • Structural design considerations | Jenny Burridge, Head of structural engineering, The UK Concrete Centre
  • Developments in basement waterproofing systems | Ger Short, Managing Director, RASCOR | Les Trayer, Irish business manager, GCP Applied Technologies | Don Galvin, technical services, Sika
  • Case study building: Top down construction | Chris Bakkala, Managing Director, Bakkala Consulting Engineers
  • Panel Q&A and Discussion


Make a Booking

8 February 2018


Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.