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events & seminars

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES 2020- Please make a note of the following dates for your diaries

  • Subsidence Forum Annual General Meeting (members only) - Friday 23 October
  • Subsidence Forum Training Day Webinar Programme (members & non-members) - Friday 2 October, Friday 9 October & Friday 16 October
  • Subsidence Forum Exectuive Meeting - Wednesday 4 November


TRAINING DAY WEBINARS 2020 - This years Subsidence Forum Training Day will take place in a different format due to Covid restrictions. This years event will offer a series of online webinars across three days allowing deleagtes to view in action demonstrations and ask questions to our guest presenters on the day relating to all matters subsdience.

This years free of charge webinar programme is detailed below:

For more information on these upcoming webinars please listen to our first Subsidence Forum Podcast where Chair Ron Mace and Vice Chair Sarah Dodd disscuss the upcoming event in more detail. Please click here.

Subsidence Forum are delighted to welcome the following demonstrators:

Mock up of Tree Root case – DACB will explore the legalities surrounding tree root nuisance cases by way of a mock trial, highlighting the common issues raised by claimants and defendants.

Complex subsidence repairs – Specialist subsidence repair contractor, Optera will demonstrate some difficult claim scenarios and the use of innovative repair methods to deliver cost effective solutions.

Ground Injection techniques – Geobear have a number of different products that can be used to repair subsidence damaged properties and will be demonstrating a selection of these.

Site investigations and soil logging/descriptions – Shire will demonstrate a typical subsidence site investigation, showing how different soils samples are collected, logged and identified.

Masonry reinforcement – Helifix will provide a practical demonstration of crack repair methods, using masonry reinforcement techniques.



TRAINING DAY 17 October 2019 - This years Subsidence Forum Training Day was held on Thursday 17 October at Tewin Bury Farm, Hertford Road, Welwyn, AL6 0JB. The CPD event offered delegates an opportunity to witness interactive demonstrations and see first-hand the multiple areas of subsidence investigation, repair and monitoring. Following an initial welcome and introduction, delegates were divided into groups to tour a range of demonstration areas. The demonstration areas included:

  • Drainage Repair
  • Monitoring (Level, Crack & Remote)
  • Tree Indentification
  • Ground Improvement
  • Borehole Investigation
  • Lab Testing

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019- The Subsidence Forum Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday 16th May at The Bicester Hotel, Oxford. The meeting welcommed guest presentations from Liam Hanlon and Lynne Johnson about the Insurance Industry National Apprentice Academy. A second presentation was given by Sne Patel and Nigel Barham entitled “2018 – Subsidence Surge- through the eyes of today’s customer”. Their presentations are available to view by clicking here.