building drainage Articles

  • Acid mine drainage treatment

    Acid mine/rock drainage is a rampant problem in the world today. The above photo depicts acid drainage at an abandoned mine in the Yukon Territory of northwest Canada. This mine shares a similar history to thousands of other mines throughout the world. It was in operation for six short years in the 1950’s, producing gold ore. Its profitability eventually failed and it was abandoned. In the ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Sick-building syndrome and building-related illness

    Significant health problems linked to very poor indoor air qualityIndoor Air Quality (IAQ) deals with the content of interior air that could affect health and comfort of building occupants. The IAQ may be compromised by microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), chemicals (such as carbon monoxide, radon), allergens, or any mass or energy stressor are more prevalent than anyone could have predicted. ...

  • ACO drainage channels form an extensive sustainable drainage system at refurbished M5 services

    At the refurbished Michaelwood Services on the M5, engineers have been able to combine the benefits of different high performance ACO Water Management drainage channels to complete an extensive sustainable drainage scheme that adds some striking visual features to the new parking areas. Installed at the services on both sides of the carriageway, the drainage systems use ACO products that provide ...


    By ACO Group

  • Combination of bespoke and standard ACO surface water drainage systems

    A series of unique, high performance channel drainage systems designed and manufactured by ACO Technic, the bespoke product development division of water management specialist ACO Technologies, has been installed across Heathrow's award winning Terminal Five. As well as helping to overcome some significant challenges posed by the site's design, the systems have played a key role in creating some ...


    By ACO Group

  • Rain water meets thermal water – Drainage system in wellness-oasis

    The new “Kristall swim and health spa” in Ludwigsfelde is going to be the “finest spa resort” in Europe, the investor believes. On 4 November 2005, only five months after laying the foundation, the work was finished. The celebration crown was mounted on top of the wooden frame for the transparent dome roof, under which visitors will enjoy Mediterranean wellness delights. 300,000 visitors are ...


    By INTEWA GmbH

  • A review of the adaptation and mitigation of global climate change using sustainable drainage in cities

    Sustainable drainage (SUDS) is well known for its equal emphasis on water quality, water quantity, amenity and biodiversity. What is now beginning to be realised is that this approach can also help mitigate the impacts of global climate change (GCC) and provide assistance to city dwellers in adapting to the changes which have already occurred. By using case studies from around the world, this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Building a filter defense against Zebra and Quagga mussles

    Tiny mussels can create massive problems for intake structures, vaLves, pumps, screens and other water infrastructure around the US. Some filtration systems can provide chemical-free protection against invasive zebra and quagga mussels, but it is vital to understand the problem and develop the right system to avoid being overrun by the alien species. Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) and their ...

  • Building soils for storm water compliance and successful landscapes

    THE SOILS for Salmon project - initiated in 1999 by the Washington Organic Recycling Council (WORC) - has been building momentum through collaboration with the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT), regulators at the state Department of Ecology, local governments, scientists, and green leaders in the building, landscape and development industries. Over the years, the Soils for Salmon ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Environmental Alternatives Office Building, Canyon City, Colorado - Case study

    Project Name: Environmental Alternatives Office Building Product: Gravelpave2 porous parking lot Application: Permeable Parking Lot City: Canyon City State/Province: Colorado Install Date: 2007 ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Sediment and pollutant load modelling using an integrated urban drainage modelling toolbox: an application of City Drain

    Numerical and computational modelling of flow and pollutant dynamics in urban drainage systems is becoming more and more integral to planning and design. The main aim of integrated flow and pollutant models is to quantify the efficiency of different measures at reducing the amount of pollutants discharged into receiving water bodies and minimise the consequent negative water quality impact. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The best solution to blocked drains caused by the build up of fat, oil and grease?

    What is the most proactive solution for companies that need to combat the build-up of fat, oil and grease and end the costly problem of clearing blocked drains.  It is estimated that fat, oil and grease causes approximately 75pc of blocked drains and related floods requiring the need to clear clogged drains. Despite the management of waste streams that can cause blocked drains being taken ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Casella STORM Guardian helps build flood safety and awareness - Case Study

    Casella has helped Northamptonshire County Council to raise safety and awareness in the region by supplying robust rain gauges to 15 local communities. The Casella STORM Guardian rain gauges can collect rainfall data remotely and mitigate the risk from the increasing incidence of high intensity rainfall and flash flooding. The Issue It is a common perception amongst homeowners ...


    By Casella

  • The sustainable management of surface water at the building scale: preliminary results of case studies in the UK and Spain

    This paper reviews the devices suitable for building scale application and then outlines three case studies, two from Coventry, UK and one from Valencia, Spain. The first assesses the potential to retrofit an extensive green roof to the Frederick Lanchester Library, Coventry University. Costings are given, the structural strength of the building is investigated and various benefits of its ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • carluke park & ride

    As part of their plans to improve transportation links in the region, South Lanarkshire Council, in collaboration with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, funded the development of a £2million Park & Ride facility at Carluke Station, providing South Lanarkshire commuters with an additional 329 spaces, including disabled parking The 0.8 hectare Park & Ride facility is situated on ...

  • B 239 Herford bypass case study

    Secudrain WAS 7 as vertical drainage system The B 239 Herford bypass was planned and put out for tender in three sections by the Minden branch of the state highway authorities for road constructions in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany. The contract for the third section was awarded to a joint venture between Bickhardt Bau AG and Bickhardt Bruckenund Ingenieurbau GmbH in Kirchheim, ...


    By NAUE GmbH & Co.KG

  • Enlightenment from ancient Chinese urban and rural stormwater management practices

    Hundreds of years ago, the ancient Chinese implemented several outstanding projects to cope with the changing climate and violent floods. Some of these projects are still in use today. These projects evolved from the experience and knowledge accumulated through the long coexistence of people with nature. The concepts behind these ancient stormwater management practices, such as low-impact ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Design schematics for a sustainable parking lot

    The project site for the proposed parking lot is located at Fort Bragg, NC, Build¬ing 2-2332 in the SW corner of the PWBC. Building 2-2332 is approximately 500 ft west of the Butner Road and Reilly Street intersection. The project site is mostly flat, with a slight slope of about 2 to 3 ft downward to the southeast. The project area east of the classroom is paved to accommodate the PWBC ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Cadbury Schweppes - Case Study

    The effluent now initially treated by the Forbuster system efficiently removes the solid debris before de-oiling the effluent. Wedge wire screen now works as designed to remove fine solids and carbon from the ovens. All downstream processes operating at peak efficiencies. Site is now compliant with the effluent standards required, odor was dispelled and sludge haulage costs significantly reduced. ...


    By FogBusters, Inc.

  • Case study - Advanced

    This rainwater system does double duty, providing pressurized irrigation water while simultaneously aiding the efficiency of the building’s rooftop cooling system. Project: AdvancED Location: Alpharetta, GA Application: Landscape Irrigation and Evaporative Cooling System(s): 30,000 Gallon Underground Tank w/ H2 ...

  • Kingsleigh Primary - Case Study

    Client: Bournemouth Borough Council Project Duration: 6 months Completed: October 2014 Contract Value: £4,000,000 No of Modules: 72 Floor Area: 1700m² Turnkey service elements completed: Design & Build Groundworks ...


    By Modulek

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