Provides guidance for basement construction below or near to existing structures to improve safety, efficiency and reduce negative impact for those living or working nearby during construction projects. Looks at types of basements, techniques used, temporary works, construction methods, impacts, health and safety, waterproofing, the project team, procurement, insurance, guarantees and domestic property owner considerations.
Haslam, S. and O'Connor, L.
Supersedes: Guidelines on safe and efficient basement construction directly below or near to existing structures (ASUCPlus, 2013).
Formerly known as the Association of Specialist Underpinning Contractors (ASUC). This independent trade association promotes professional and technical competence within the subsidence industry. Also includes specialist domestic services for underpinning and subsidence repair techniques, engineered foundation solutions and retrofit basement construction
NBS has produced specification systems and information products for construction industry professionals for more than 40 years. The National Building Specification is the recognised UK national standard and is used by over 5,000 organisations. NBS is part of RIBA Enterprises Ltd.
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