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LABC course

This course is designed to provide anyone involved in the design, checking, implementation and inspection of foundations, ground works and ground floor slabs with the basic knowledge necessary to perform their role with confidence. We will look at relevant sections of the Building Act 1984, Part A of the Building Regulations, British Standards and Codes of Practice, different materials and systems, ground conditions, soil types and characteristics and what to do when building near trees.  Delegates will gain knowledge and understanding of the various requirements, materials, procedures and good practice involved in foundations and ground works. It is aimed at all building control professionals, designers, contractors and site managers who require a basic understanding of the principles and practices of foundations and groundworks.


CPD: This course counts for 6 hours CPD.


Course Content & Learning Outcomes:

  • Soil types and ground conditions
  • Plasticity
  • Filled ground
  • Subsidence / heave
  • Proximity of drains
  • Building near trees
  • Rafts
  • Piling
  • Strip foundations, depths, widths and steps
  • Adjacent structures
  • Ground water
  • Chemicals and contamination



"Well presented and the hand-outs were very useful"
"An excellent and informative course"
"A very interesting course that added further valuable knowledge that I can use when out on site!"
"This was the best LABC course I have been on! I learnt so much and gained a crucial insight into soil mechanics."


Who should attend:

This course is suited to any building professional who wants to get a good basic understanding of foundations and ground works.
Chartered Architectural Technologists
Specialist Contractors
Building Consultants
Building Control Surveyors


Price: £120 + VAT including breakfast and lunch.

The next course will be at The Gateway in Aylesbury on Wednesday 5 February 2020 (9.30am to 4.30pm).


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If you have any questions about the course, or if you wish to register your interest, then please email: