Comparative study of sustainable drainage systems

Bahadori-Jahromi, Ali (2012) Comparative study of sustainable drainage systems. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Engineering Sustainability. 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, by virtue of a project to design two 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
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Built environment
Construction and engineering > Civil and structural engineering
Date Deposited: 25 May 2016 21:43
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 12:58

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