building drainage system Articles

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • Electric Pressure Cleaner System for Automobiles Cleaning

    Automobiles require a lot of maintenance, but if you use the right pressure wash system, you can keep your car or fleet of cars clean easily. An electric pressure washer has a number of advantages over other methods of cleaning cars, including hosing it down after using soap and sponge. An electric pressure washer is more powerful than any other car cleaning machine. These machines offer ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • ‘Smart’ flood alleviation system protects Portsmouth

    In late 2014, Southern Water completed a major project to reduce the risk of sewer flooding in parts of Portsmouth and Southsea. Substantial works were undertaken to divert runoff and tidal ingress, and a ‘smart’ hydrometeorological monitoring system was installed to enable prompt diversion of excess water during periods of high rainfall. Sewer level monitoring is undertaken in ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Super Size My Stormwater Treatment System, Please!

    Many municipalities have vast areas of developed impervious acreage from which stormwater drains without any form of treatment. These drainage systems were designed decades ago, predating regulatory requirement for nonpoint source pollution control. Every year pollutants from these sites discharge high levels of sediment, nutrients, trash, and heavy metals into local waters, impairing usage, ...


    By BaySaver Technologies, Inc.

  • IPEX Plenumline Acid Waste System helps North Carolina State University in Comprehensive Renovation

    North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. was founded in 1889 and currently enrolls close to 30,000 undergraduate students. Even from its historic beginning, this century old university has managed to remain 'modern1 in an effort to recruit the Nation's brightest minds. Keeping with this trend, the Biology department recently expanded their facilities to match the rapidly increasing ...


    By IPEX

  • ACO Water management systems play key SUDS role at new brick works

    Mansfield Brick's new £10 million manufacturing facility in Nottinghamshire has used a wide range of ACO Water Management products to complete a self-contained SUDS system that imposes no additional load on the main sewer network. Designed to withstand heavy plant and vehicle traffic as well as potentially high levels of debris carried in the surface water run-off, the system provides ...


    By ACO Group

  • ACO surface water management systems help create award winning retail environment

    Designers of the drainage system at the new Peterborough Garden Park have exploited the benefits of a number of AGO Water Management product ranges to create a value-engineered SUDS solution that has helped the development win the BCSC Out-of-Town Retail Scheme Gold Award. Runs of ACO KerbDrain, AGO Profile, ACO MultiDrain and ACO Brickslot form an integrated network that overcomes the site's ...


    By ACO Group

  • Retrofitting an Existing Stormwater System to Meet Numerical Effluent Limits - Stormwater Management at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

    ABSTRACTOwned and operated by the Port of Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (STIA) is the 28th busiest airport in the world. A Section 401 Water Quality Certification was issued to the Port to allow its expansion projects to proceed. This certification required existing portions of the airport be retrofitted to meet current stormwater standards. In addition, the Port’s renewed NPDES ...

  • Sewage Pump - Klargester is the market leader for small and medium-sized domestic treatment plant and waste water treatment systems in the UK

    There are a variety of solutions on the market for properties in the UK that are unable to connect to the main sewer by gravity. However, UK building regulations dictate that pumping stations must be used whenever possible. As a result, pumping stations are the most commonly specified solutions for off-mains developments, ahead of sewage treatment plants, such as the Biodisc, and septic tanks. ...


    By Kingspan Water & Energy

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