Comparative study of sustainable drainage systems

Hubert, Jonathan, Edwards, Thomas and Bahadori-Jahromi, Ali (2012) Comparative study of sustainable drainage systems. Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability, 166 (3). pp. 138-149. ISSN 1478-4629

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The use of sustainable drainage systems (Suds) forms an important part of the requirement to conserve natural resources in an age of ever-increasing consumption. This paper explores the options available in the design of drainage systems for a greenfield site with office and car parking. One design is a conventional piped setup and the other is a 'sustainable' drainage system. The design approach is not biased towards the conventional or sustainable system, but aims to seek out best practice in terms of economics and simplicity of design for each type. This computer-based software simulation study of the two drainage systems includes an introduction to Suds, with a description of the principles and techniques involved. There is further information on who is driving the requirements for implementation and the methods used to do so. This background will then inform the comparative study of drainage system designs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drainage & irrigation; Sustainability; Natural resources
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Built environment
Construction and engineering > Civil and structural engineering
Depositing User: Rod Pow
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2013 12:31
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2014 12:57

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