Schedule of events
The BDA meet every second Wednesday evening of the month except in August. Meetings start 5:30pm for 6:00pm. If you are interested in joining the BDA come along and introduce yourself. We meet at The Bear of Rodborough Hotel Rodborough Common Stroud Gloucestershire GL5 5DE See the map below. Please ask at the reception desk which room the BDA are meeting in. Have a look at the events record page for a list of subjects covered in past meetings.
12th June 2019 – Housedeck presentation by Abbey-Pynford – a foundation system to overcome difficult ground conditions
Your client has acquired a dodgy bit of ground and wants you to design his building but, oddly enough, is adamant that the completed structure does not fall down. The site is known to have fractured underlying ground conditions and possible but unknown water issues. Ouch!! What to do to avoid a huge indemnity claim in future?
This month the BDA has a speaker from Abbey-Pynford, the foundation people, who have come up with a system to cope with this type of situation. Housedeck is a proprietary foundation system that replaces the traditional strip or pile and beam footings with possible cost and safety benefits. Though designed specifically for difficult ground conditions its flexibility and cost effectiveness also makes it suitable for less complicated sites.
So this is a meeting your indemnity insurance premium cannot afford to miss