Masterclass: Permeable Pavements - Detailed Design and Innovative Applications


1-day course

CPD Credit: 6.5 hours, C1

Course Aim

To provide delegates with a comprehensive insight into the design and considerations being applied when designing permeable surfaces as part of SuDS design using practical worked examples.

Course Overview

The training will cover approaches to design permeable pavements for managing flows, volumes, water quality and structural strength with the use of worked examples.Guidance will be provided on integration of pervious surfaces within the overall development to maximise cost effective opportunities for SuDS within high density layouts. Aspects of construction, inspection and maintenance will also be covered.

Course Objectives

After the course, the participants should:

  • Be enabled to identify constraints and opportunities
  • Understand key issues when undertaking design of permeable pavements
  • Have an ability to undertake the design of permeable pavements (or have an awareness of key design considerations where not undertaking design directly)



Application and selection of surface type

Designing for water quantity and flow rates

Water quality considerations / risk assessment

Structural design calculations and detailing

Integrating permeable pavement across the site

Specifying site investigation

Risk assessment process for infiltration

Detailing and specification of materials

Costing considerations for permeable pavements

Construction and inspection


Who Should Attend?

Consulting and Contracting Engineers seeking further in-depth knowledge regarding detailed design and innovative applications of permeable pavements within site confines.

Trainer’s Profile

Anthony McCloy - BEng, CEng, FIEI

Anthony is Managing Director of McCloy Consulting, a Chartered Engineer, and a Fellow of Engineers Ireland. He has extensive knowledge of the application of hydraulic calculations within SuDS design and has been responsible for the design of a number of innovative schemes.

Anthony’s work to date also includes analysis of drainage catchments and design of drainage systems using various hydraulic modelling packages. As a leading specialist in the field of Sustainable Drainage, Anthony has been delivering SUDS training workshops since 2006, and is a regular speaker at industry seminars and conferences.


  • “Very practical course with good examples/exercises. Details of when to and not to use it also very good”
  • “Very informative and practical”
  • “Well-rounded and interesting course”


Engineers Ireland supports the Sustainable Development Goals. This event contributes to Engineers Ireland's Sustainability Framework.

Please contact the Team for further information on scheduled course dates and In-Company options. You can reach us by phone: 01 665 1305 or email