Paul and Subsidence Forum colleagues prepare to share


Catalyst Services UK’s Head of Technical and Network, Paul Duddle, is working with colleagues on the Subsidence Forum to prepare for its annual training day.

Paul is Vice-Chair of the forum which plays a key national role in sharing knowledge on the impact of subsidence on structures and how to tackle the issue.

He will act as one of the forum’s team leaders during the training day at Mythe Barn, Sheepy Magna, North Warwickshire, on 12th October 2023.

Detecting water leaks

“This is a key annual event for the Subsidence Forum,” Paul explained. “It allows us to showcase the very latest information and learning about subsidence.

“Past training days have always been well attended and we expect the event in October to be no exception. I’m looking forward to helping ensure it’s a great success.”

For recent events, Paul has represented Catalyst, delivering training sessions on topics that have included detecting water leaks and how to detect the subsidence risks associated with drain defects.

His presentations have always been well received. Last year’s session about detecting water leaks was accompanied by a giant walk-on mat revealing the key spots where leaks often occur.

Subsidence awareness

However, this year he will be accompanying groups of event delegates as they move between each training session, each one designed to highlight different aspects of subsidence risk and intervention.

He said: “In one way, the pressure is off, as I won’t have to develop a training presentation and deliver it. But I’m determined to support my forum colleagues and help insure their expert guidance is well received.”

The Subsidence Forum is a national group of organisations, experts and practitioners who raise public awareness about subsidence and encourage competent responses to the problem.

Members include subsidence consultancies, arboriculturists, law firms, surveyors, subsidence repair specialists, engineering companies, claims service providers, like Catalyst, and public bodies.

Find out more

Members of the Subsidence Forum are shown above at meeting to plan this year’s training event. To find out more about the Subsidence Forum Training Day and to book a place to attend the event, email the forum: [email protected].

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