Innovative storm water removal


With larger and more impressive schemes being developed within the urban environment for industrial and commercial use, containing vast areas of hard landscaping, the need for effective and possibly unobtrusive drainage mechanisms is becoming more apparent. The increasing cost of maintenance and the reflection on whole life costings for many schemes leads the specifier to consider the use of innovative drainage features for these areas of hard landscaping. 

Modern day drainage systems must be designed to effectively maintain our water resources and protect the patrons of any hard landscaped area from the problems of ponding water or freezing ice. 

This symposium paper (156 Kb PDF) aims to review the various methods currently available to the specifier for the removal of storm water in keeping with modern day drainage theory, giving some background into the introduction and product management of the Marshalls range of linear drainage units.

Marshalls have made a commitment to being able to offer Specifier, Engineer and Contractor the best available products and advice and the most economic and efficient solutions to drainage situations which occur within the ever changing and complex environment in which the construction industry operates. The Birco system offers design flexibility, strength, durability, efficiency and often, economical solutions. These facts, when considered with the Beany system and the range of soakaway storage systems enable Marshalls to offer correct and cost effective solutions to the drainage and dispersion of storm water, ensuring a safer and more environmentally friendly completion to hard landscaping projects. 

The paper identifies Marshalls range of products within this important area and also some of the design processes to be considered when storing and removing all collected waste water. In essence this paper discusses the experience that Marshalls may offer to the design of storm water drainage systems. 

Primary author(s): M. HODDINOTT BSc MIHT,Technical advisory engineer

Source: Marshalls Technical Symposia and Exhibition ‘98


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