Designing SuDS

This event is currently FULLY BOOKED

This intensive two-day course has been developed to complement current Non-Statutory Technical SuDS Standards and the updated CIRIA 2015 version of the SuDS Manual (C753). The training programme will enable practitioners to confidently plan, design, construct and manage SuDS schemes.

Course fees
£495 + VAT (£594) CIRIA Core members/SMEs/Local Authority member
£595 + VAT (£714) Non members

Programme times
26-27 January 2016, 09.00 - 17.30
Registration from 08.30

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) make a vital contribution to managing local flood risk and water quality as well as providing opportunities for biodiversity and amenity in new developments and redevelopments. SuDS are required in all new major developments and awareness by practitioners and regulators and their implementation is steadily increasing. Over time knowledge and experience has improved and it’s important that this good practice is shared to promote improved understanding and high quality SuDS that deliver multiple benefits.

Who should attend?
This engaging course will be relevant to civil/drainage engineers, landscape architects, architects and flood risk managers working in client, consulting or contracting organisations, developers, local authorities, highway authorities, sewerage undertakers, environmental regulators and manufacturers and suppliers.

Why should you attend?
  • keep up-to-date with current legislation and requirements of regulatory authorities
  • learn current design approaches
  • understand key objectives and principles learning how to apply the SuDS approach using real life case studies
  • learn how to design SuDS for difficult sites such as high density housing or contaminated industrial sites
  • learn how to design SuDS that are robust and require low maintenance, and are safe
  • benefit from and share experiences and knowledge with our expert trainers (a landscape architect and engineer) and the other delegates
  • obtain CPD accreditation by attending a nationally recognised SuDS training course.
This course has a value of 12 hours towards your CPD. Certificates will be sent to delegates following completion.

Course content
Day 1   SuDS design
  • SuDS principles refresher
  • The SuDS Design process - considering the key aspects of concept and outline SuDS design
  • Estimating flows and storage requirements for SuDS. Overview and insight into analysis of green and brownfield runoff; simply defining required storage for design; requirements for betterment on redevelopment sites; suitable calculation tolerances and designing for exceedance. 
  • Worked example -  developing an outline SuDS design with detailed considerations of subcatchment definition, flow route analysis, sizing of flow controls, placement / regulation of storage hierarchy, defining requirements for treatment and SuDS component selection.
Day 2   SuDS design
  • Water quality
  • Designing for amenity and safety
  • Worked examples - detailed design considerations and worked processes for permeable pavement, swales, pond and wetland design. 
  • Open forum discussion on key issues for the delegates
  • Managing SuDS and key maintenance considerations
  • Case study - demonstrating how SuDS can be applied in a high density residential setting
CIRIA offices, Griffin Court
15 Long Lane, London EC1A 9PN

If you are unable to book online, please contact Patrick Williams on 0207 549 3308 or return the booking form by post or fax.

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Tel: 020 7549 3300
Fax: 020 7549 3349
26/01/2016 - 27/01/2016
Griffin Court
15 Long Lane
London, EC1A 9PN

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