Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS)

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Organisation profile

CMG Professional Training are one of Ireland's leading training specialists offering unique CPD certified courses for professionals and executives in Construction, Engineering and Management, Environmental and Legal sectors. What makes our training courses different is the unique interaction, research and consultation that we pride ourselves on. This gives us a clear focus on what YOU need in your training, maximising the value of your training investment.

Training aim

This one day CPD MasterClass will give you an informative overview of fundamental considerations when approaching a SuDS design. 

Learning objectives

Key concepts will be considered along with the range of techniques available. You will be able to gain an appreciation of the wider benefits and how to best meet the requirements outlined by GDSDS (Greater Dublin Strategic Drainage Strategy) and other requirements that may be applied through planning.

Course outline

- Why Sustainable Drainage?
- SuDS Principles and practice
- Understanding site context
- Health and safety considerations
- Hydraulic Criteria
- Water Quality Criteria
- Calculation processes
Other Design requirements
- Amenity requirements
- Biodiversity requirements
- Other planning requirements
Review of SUDS Components
- Forms of surface water collection
- Source controls
- Conveyance
- Hierarchy of Storage
Dealing with runoff – cost effective schemes

Case Studies

Trainer's profile

Paul Singleton – McCloy Consulting. Paul is an experienced Chartered Civil / Environmental Engineer, specialising in flood risk assessment, SuDS and environmental assessment.  With particular experience of flood risk assessment in Ireland, as well as previously having gained extensive experience of flood risk assessment for infrastructure and private development projects in UK and Ireland. He has specific experience in water chemistry and hydraulic modelling software including Microdrainage

Course duration

9.30am to 4pm (11am break for 15min / 1pm Lunch) 

Assessment & certification

CPD Hours

Who should attend

Engineers and other specialists working in development control or the design of new infrastructure. As well as planners, developers, architects, master planners & Drainage Engineers