This course is designed to provide an understanding of the various aspects of new and existing piped highway drainage systems and how they can be assessed, maintained, and modified to drain the road network that they serve.
This course is available as a standalone 1-day course, or as a 2-day course combined with our Highway Drainage Design – Sustainable Solutions and Adapting to Climate Change course.
This course is targeted at design engineers and other highway construction professionals to raise their awareness, knowledge and understanding of piped highway drainage networks.
Aims & Objectives:
The course will enable delegates to develop a deeper understanding of the assessment and design of piped highway drainage networks to:
- Understand why highway drainage systems are required
- Understand how to undertake a survey of an existing piped drainage system,
- Understand the options available to maintain or rehabilitate piped drainage systems
- Understand the parameters that are required to design a new highway drainage system
- Consider, in the context of piped drainage, health and safety and testing.
The course will include:
- History of roads and the requirement for drainage
- Types of drainage systems
Why do we Need Highway Drainage Systems?
- Why do we have highway drainage systems?
- What are the principal requirements for highway drainage design?
- What types of highway drainage are required?
- What happens if we don’t have (or maintain) highway drainage systems?
- Effect of road geometry on drainage
Identifying and Recording Drainage on the Road Network
- Tracing existing systems
- Topographical surveys
- Recording information
- Components of a drainage system
Health and Safety Issues Associated with Drainage
Drainage Maintenance, Repair and Pipe Rehabilitation
- Structural failures
- Pipe repair and rehabilitation
Controlling Pollution from the Highway
- Dealing with Spillages on Highways: PPG22
- Why do we need sub-surface drainage?
- What is sub-surface drainage?
- How deep should sub-surface drainage be laid?
- Design and selection of sub-surface drainage
- Combined surface and sub-surface drainage
Surface Water Collection
- Types and uses of surface drainage
- DMRB CD526 spacing of road gullies
Designing a surface water drainage network (vertical and horizontal)
- Parameters that influence a drainage layout
- Laying out a new drainage system
- Hydraulic pipe design
- HR Wallingford Modified Rational Method
Designing a surface water drainage network (structurally)
- Pipe material selection
- Structural Design Calculations for a Single Concrete Pipe in a Narrow Trench
Inspection and maintenance regimes for piped networks
Mode of Delivery:
- General introduction followed by assessment of needs and capabilities of delegates
- Presentation by tutor using PowerPoint, with illustrations, photographs etc.
- Group and individual exercises
- Course review and summary
Construction professionals that wish to improve their understanding of piped highway drainage systems.
- Mathematical bias (GCSE / A level)
- Scientific calculator