Executive Committee 2015 - 2017
Rob Withers – Chairman (ASUC)
Mark Scoble – Vice Chairman (Oriel Services)
Iain MacLean – Immediate Past Chairman (IML)
Mick Millership - Chairman of Current Affairs Group
Ian Brett Pitt - Chairman of Tree Root Liaison Group (Best Answer)
Nigel Barham - Chairman of Customer Care Group (GAB Robins)
Alan Cripps - Chairman of Training Group (RICS)
Geoff Davies (Ellipta)
Neil Curling (Lloyds Banking Group)
Patrick Isaacs (Cunningham Lindsey)
Simon Macaulay (Aviva)
Liam Hanlon (The Forshaw Group)
Helen Hoyle (GHG Limited)
Simon Hancox (CET)
Shaun Kelly (Hawthorn Estates (NW) Ltd)
Tom Griffiths (Constructive Response)
Matthew Proctor (Chelmer Site Investigation Laboratories Ltd)
Giles Carter (Building Validation Solutions)
Dr Clive Edmonds (Peter Brett Associates LLP)
Daniel Hadfield (Uretek UK Ltd)
PRESENTATION ON STRUCTURAL MOVEMENT IN BUILDINGS
Greville Marchant from Davies Group recently presented the above presentation to RICS on behalf of the Subsidence Forum. To view this presentation please click here
THE SUBSIDENCE FORUM DISSERTATION INITIATIVE 2016 - The Subsidence Forum is to offer a cash prize of £500 for the best undergraduate, final year dissertation for 2016. The subject matter must be related to subsidence but it does not necessarily have to be restricted to technical aspects; it may encompass wider issues, such as climate change, social and/or financial impact on communities be they rural or urban and the wider environmental implications.
Heads of Department of Engineering in UK Universities have been approached and invited to participate. They will be asked to submit their highest rated dissertation. Each Department of Engineering will be restricted to one entry, obviously the highest marked.
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CUSTOMER FOCUS GROUP – At the recent Subsidence Forum Training Day we were pleased to confirm that the Customer Focus Group chaired by Nigel Barham of GAB Robins will host a discussion group on “Treating Subsidence Customers Fairly” on 19 November 2014. This is in the light of comments made by Derry Baxter of the FOS at the Training Day that despite the reduction in the number of subsidence claims over the last few years the number of complaints upheld by the Ombudsman has increased. Details of the location and times will follow shortly.
Pilot study to determine the feasibility of using existing claims data to determine the impacts of tree pruning on subsidence incidents on swelling clay soils - 10 Years on from Hortlink 212 studying the impact of moisture demand by trees following pruning Subsidence Forum is pleased to publish and promote the further research led by Dr N Hipps progressing from Hortlink 212 now investigating scientific literature and evaluating the feasibility of using existing claims data to determine impacts of tree pruning on subsidence incidents on clay soils. Click here to download the publication.
THE SUBSIDENCE HANDBOOK – A Practical Guide to subsidence in domestic property - This 4th Edition of the Subsidence Handbook brings the text right up to date recognising significant changes since the last edition with regard to customers’ concerns, significant development in the understanding of liabilities and responsibilities upon those who control trees and changes in the regulatory scene and governance of insurers who finance such a large proportion of domestic subsidence repair schemes. The book is available from Subsidence Forum at a cost of £12.95 (inc p&p)
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