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Geocellular Structures; Design, Specification and Maintenance

About this event

Attenuation is a requirement for most construction sites across the UK. This is essential to deal with Volume Control set out in DEFRA’s Sustainable Drainage Systems - Non-statutory technical standards for Sustainable Drainage Systems, the new London Plan and the Quantity Element of The SuDS Manual. Geocellular Storage Systems are a large part of this Attenuation capacity. It is very important that the design and installation of these systems is carried out correctly.   

Guidance and calculations for infiltration and attenuation are looked at from first principals, leading up to how free online software can be used. Structural calculations and the importance of FOS used in C680 will be highlighted along with what the future holds for C737.  

We will then look at specification and the importance selecting the correct type of installation with a key focus on inspection and maintenance for any potential approval and adoption process. Finishing on a flurry of case studies for a variety of different scenarios. at using Geocellular storage structures for both tree root protection systems and briefly roof gardens. Finally, looking at Maintenance, adopted systems and why designing for the future management of a site is of vital importance.    

Learning outcomes 

  • Design of Attenuation and Infiltration tanks from first principals to advanced FEA software 
  • Where to get access to applicable design standards and guidance 
  • Learn the FOS used in Ciria C680 for structural loading 
  • Learn both current and future testing standards and design guidance  
  • Industry certification and information required by designers  
  • Geocellular product specification and function for site specific applications 
  • How to design for access and maintenance for the adoption of systems 
  • The important of logistics, storage. Transport and environmental savings  
  • Case studies to learn from best practice and varying interesting installations 

Hosted by

  • Team member
    Adam Cane Knowledge Manager @ ACO Technologies Plc

    Qualified Civil Engineer (BSc) with experience as a Highway and Bridge Engineer and Technical Sales Engineer for FEA engineering software. At ACO, he now uses this experience as the Knowledge Manager. Managing the Continued Professional Development portfolio and knowledge base for the company.

  • Guest speaker
    Mark Halsall National Sales Manager - Stormwater Control @ ACO

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