This concise e-learning module will provide with you the latest information on sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) in the current landscape. It will give you a greater understanding of when and how to incorporate geocellular structures into your SUDS designs, taking into account current guidance and industry best practice.
In this first chapter we will set the scene for the chapters to follow, we will revisit what SuDS are and, through their design, what engineers are seeking to achieve. We will also look at some examples of the design theory in practice.
Next, we will look at a timeline from 2007 to the present day, tracking the history of SuDS implementation into the regulatory and planning framework. This will finish with more detail around the new Design Construction Guidance that came into force in England on 1st April 2020 as well as Schedule 3 in Wales.
This chapter will look at the role of Geocellular structures in SUDS. Being lightweight and flexible in design and construction, and with high storage capabilities, they offer several advantages over ‘traditional’ heavy civils constructions.
Chapter four covers some of the key considerations when designing Geocellular structures including any issues you may face. The current best practice guide for designing geocell tanks is CIRIA Guide C737.
Once you have completed the course you can take a short test, once passed this will then produce a certificate for you to download for your own files.