Subsidence and Settlement: Surveying and Engineering Issues Short course


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Damage resulting from movement caused by subsidence and settlement remains one of the principal problems affecting buildings but it is commonly misunderstood. There is a long history of misdiagnosis and of the implementation of excessive and/or inappropriate remediation works.

As a property professional, you’ll need to be able to diagnose the cause, or causes, of defects, make judgements as to whether corrective action is necessary or desirable, including with respect to previous action, and understand best current remediation practice.

Course details


  • Mode of study: Face to face
  • Duration: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Start and end dates: To be announced
  • Location: To be announced


  • Single bookings: £105
  • Multirate (3 or more courses booked at same time): £90
  • APC rate: £70
  • Apprenticeship rate: £70
  • Retired rate: £70

What you'll experience

On this short course you'll cover:

  • subsidence and settlement
  • definition and insurance
  • external causes of movement
  • inherent weaknesses in buildings
  • measurement and monitoring
  • remediation techniques and their consequences
  • current approaches
  • case studies


You'll be taught by Maciek Kawecki, the Principal of Subsidence Management Ltd, one of the leading specialist practices in the UK. He is an accredited Expert Witness of the Law Society in matters relating to subsidence, heave and landslip and tree root nuisance. He has previously worked as a loss adjuster and as a university lecturer in Western Australia.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. 

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