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Design of seepage cracks, Cambridge

  • Lecture
  • Cambridge
  • 24 April 2019
  • 18:00 - 20:00
Design of seepage cracks, Cambridge

About this event

The presentation will outline the history behind the development of the CIRIA guidance documents for seepage crack control over the past 30 years.

It then describes the principles for good water-resisting concrete design good practice and the practical need for CIRIA C766.

The key changes from CIRIA C660 developed in CIRIA C766 relating to predicting the risk of cracking and the means of design for crack control and explained.

The practical implications to the key changes in CIRIA C766 are highlighted in practical examples taken from recent projects.

The presentation will commence at 6.30pm. Light refreshments available from 6pm.


Derek Winsor

Mott MacDonald

Derek is Director of the Metros and Civil Division and manager of Foundations and Geotechnics. He has 25 years experience in the design and management of large scale transportation projects including highway and rail structures and major metro systems. Specialist in foundation engineering; including cut and cover construction, jacked tunnels, deep excavations and water-resisting concrete design. He has particular experience in the application of the Observational Method and Value Engineering to achieve cost effective solutions.


Event venue

Cambridge University Department of Engineering
Lecture Room 4
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1PZ
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Chris Dodson

e: [email protected]