Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation

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Pole Structural Enginners (Sim… 06 Feb 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Consultation Arrangements General comments

  • Comment ID: 519
I write in support of the excellent document referred above. I write as a chartered Structural Engineer and Building Surveyor experienced in Party Wall matters, having dealt with hundreds of basements either as a design engineer or equally as an "advising Engineer" to the party wall profession acting for neighbours of such developments. I have written various papers on basements and the specific issues arising from " Special Foundations " (Party wall term frequently referred to in section 10 o
Pole Structural Enginners (Sim… 06 Feb 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Appendix C: Requirements of the Basement Impact Assessment C3 -C10

  • Comment ID: 520
Many homeowners do not appoint party wall surveyors and many surveyors lack sufficient construction knowledge to deal with these matters. Unless more robust measures are put in place by the party wall profession, and more neighbours appoint appropriately experienced surveyors, it may be necessary for RBKC to demand particular foundation solutions such as the examples in the appendices, avoiding Special Foundations. Some engineers have commented that they do not like prescriptive designs being pr
Pole Structural Enginners (Sim… 06 Feb 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Appendix C: Requirements of the Basement Impact Assessment Appendix C General

  • Comment ID: 521
My practice routinely provides a basement impact assessment for such basements and I would welcome this concept being extended so that the design engineer can demonstrate the practical and safety issues for the construction itself. The additional recommendations for a Engineering design and construction statement (EDCS) is welcomed.