Water ingress and flooding

Burgess Hill Town Council Offices
Wednesday, 08 May 2019
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
    • Richard Keightley, Associate, Hawkins
    • Andrew Reeves, Principal Associate, Hawkins

forensic investigation and prospects for recovery

The ABI reports on its website that 2012 saw over 8,000 properties affected by flooding, causing £400 million worth of damage!

During this free one hour CPD seminar, Richard Keightley and Andrew Reeves from Hawkins, will give an overview of the causes of flooding and water ingress into buildings, and the prospects of recovery.

Using case studies, Richard and Andrew will discuss common considerations in forensic investigations into flooding from a range of sources, including rivers and sewage systems. They will also explore water ingress into buildings caused by failures in basement waterproofing and drainage systems and other property flood resistance measures.

Online Booking
This session will be of particular interest to anyone who is involved in domestic or commercial first party or liability property damage claims and will also be of general interest to others.

If you would like to join us for this event, please use our online booking system by clicking on the Book Now button below.

Light refreshments will be available from 6.00pm until the seminar starts.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this seminar, attendees will have gained an insight into:

  • considerations in a forensic investigation

  • typical causes of flooding

  • the types of basement tanking systems and defects that can affect them

  • the types of property flood resistance measures and defects that can affect them

  • recovery prospects arising from water ingress and flooding claims

Getting There
If travelling by car, the nearest car park is in Cyprus Road at the back of the Town Council Offices building on Crescent Way. Please note that Pay & Display charges apply until 6.00pm, but parking is free after this.

Burgess Hill train station is about 7 minutes' walk from the venue.

Please note: this event will take place at the Council Chamber on the 1st floor. A lift will normally be available for delegates to access the training, but stairs will need to be used in the event of an emergency evacuation of the building.

About our speakers
Richard Keightley is a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager and Chartered Environmentalist with a background in flood risk management. He has experience investigating and managing the risk of flooding from rivers, sea, surface water, reservoir failure, groundwater and sewers.

Andrew Reeves is a Chartered Civil Engineer with a background in geotechnical engineering, including deep basements, large diameter bored pile foundations, retaining walls and tunnels. He has investigated many building-related failures including the collapse of structures, flooding of buildings and land, failure of basement waterproofing, failure of retaining walls and serviceability issues caused by subsidence.

  • Council Chamber, Burgess Hill Town Council Offices
  • 96 Church Walk
  • Burgess Hill
  • RH15 9AS
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CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at www.cii.co.uk/cpd.