Transport infrastructure drainage – not just a pipe!

A ground-breaking new publication, Transport infrastructure drainage: condition appraisal and remedial treatment (C714), offers CIRIA’s response to pressing industry issues and new guidance in this industry topic.

Whilst principally related to the rail and highway environments, the content covers a number of different drainage assets within the overall drainage system.

The official launch was held on 30 January 2014 with presentations from key authors Ian Duncan, Tim Spink & Andy Lawrance, Mott Mac Donald; Andrew Todd, Atkins and chaired by Andy Bailey, Highways Agency. Presentations highlighted good practice guidance in the areas of asset management, legislation, performance loss, condition appraisal, environmental considerations, works prioritisation and remedial treatment of infrastructure drainage.

Fiona Thomson, London Underground, offered the client’s perspective, focusing on the importance of understanding legacy assets of all ages and conditions and assessing the drainage system in its entirety.

Hot topics raised on the day included improving drainage asset data management and tackling issues with cross asset deterioration, highlighting the need to continue the development and implementation of improved processes and technologies for drainage monitoring, surveying and management. Discussions also identified that there may be potential to create a forum for drainage asset owners to facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing.

The publication Transport infrastructure drainage: condition appraisal and remedial treatment (C714), is now available to purchase from CIRIA’s bookshop.

To find out more, please get in touch with Project Manager, Ben Kidd, ben.kidd@ciria.org.