After studying this chapter you should be able to: Demonstrate a knowledge of the main methods adopted for the construction of walls below ground and the circumstances in which each might be adopted Understand the alternative approaches to the construction of deep basements and shallow basements Be able to outline the sequence of construction works required for given scenarios Understand the implications of the need to exclude moisture from basements and the various ways in which this can be achieved Appreciate the interaction between basement structures and building superstructures.
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