Causes of structural failure and subsidence claims in public sector properties

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Dr Richard Gregory

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Learning objectives: At the end of this event, the delegate will be able to identify: • Introduction to the fundamentals of structural engineering • Defects - signs that an inspection by a structural engineer is required • Structural defects - what can be considered the equivalent of “wear and tear” • Causes of structural failure • Structural aspects of subsidence 1. Primary causes 2. Structural consequences 3. Remedial works and structural repairs Speaker biography: Dr Richard Gregory is a Chartered Civil Engineer and carries out forensic investigations for cases where there structural engineering causes or consequences. Richard has 18 years of experience as a design consultant in the construction industry across the building structures, bridges, rail, maritime and asset management sectors. During this time, he managed, designed and supervised the assessment and alteration of existing structures and led the design and management processes for new infrastructure. Richard has gained a comprehensive command of engineering principles and developed specialist skills working with a wide range of engineering materials including concrete, steel, stonework/brickwork, cast iron, wrought iron and aluminium.

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