Highway Drainage Design - An Overview

Highway Drainage Design - An Overview


Approved by IHE

The increasing frequency of flooding and a growing awareness of the effects of climate change are drivers towards a greater recognition of the importance of well designed, effective surface water drainage systems.

Aims & Objectives:

  • To raise awareness of the importance of good design and ongoing effectiveness of surface water drainage systems
  • To emphasize the significance of controlling pollution and containing storm outflows
  • To give practical instruction in the design of surface and sub-soil drainage systems.

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Recognise the threats presented by inadequate drainage systems
  • Apply the acquired skills and knowledge to design of surface and sub-surface systems
  • Appreciate the broad range of options for provision of Sustainable Urban Drainage

Course Outline:

  • The need for Highway Drainage
  • Surface Water Drainage: Systems & Design
  • Controlling Pollution
  • Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS)
  • Subsoil Drainage: Systems & Design

Mode of Delivery:

  • Initial Assessment
  • Tutorial/Group Exercises
  • Tutor Presentation with visual aids - Video and PowerPoint
  • Discussion

Benefits of Attending:

An increase and/or update in knowledge of the design of highway drainage systems

Intended For:

  • Graduates and technicians newly involved in road design.
  • Construction & Maintenance staff seeking an update of Drainage Design

Pre-Course Requirements:

Delegates are requested to bring to the course a 1/500 scale rule and calculator for use on the tutorial.

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