Basement impact assessment advice

Basement impact assessment advice

What is a basement impact assessment? A basement impact assessment is an independent professional engineering review of a basement proposal.  There is no common standard or requirements for basement impact assessments, although each Council has similar elements which they require to be appropriately addressed. Typically, there are three general elements to a basement impact assessment. They should be addressed by three appropriately qualified and insured organisations: The hydraulic civil engineering element – This should be...

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Gatwick Airport Radar Tower avoids Christmas 2013 River Mole Flood

Gatwick Airport Radar Tower avoids Christmas 2013 River Mole Flood

The floods at Gatwick Airport around Christmas 2013 in relation to the River Mole caused considerable disruption when an electrical substation flooded. Such disruption to key infrastructure is completely unnecessary if competent Civil Engineering Consultants are employed to assess sites and produce appropriate flood mitigation solutions.  At Wilsham Consulting our Engineers have experience of flood mitigation design for a wide range of clients, from domestic sites to key infrastructure. A good example of this is the NATS Gatwick Airport...

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Young and Webb – Oxford – Civil and Structural Engineers

Young and Webb –  Oxford – Civil and Structural Engineers

Young and Webb was a Civil and Structural Engineering practice based in Oxford. It had a high reputation for good honest advice to the local development maket in Oxfordshire. Can I still get the Young and Webb quality of Engineering advice? Yes, see below for details…. I first joined Young and Webb in 2005 to found and lead the "Civil" side of the company and can explain more…. Young and Webb, was established in 1979 and was responsible for the civil and structural design of a wide range of projects in...

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The Water Bill – Upstream Services

The Water Bill – Upstream Services

Reform of the water market – the new UK Water Bill and provision of Upstream Services The purpose of the Water Bill is to help reform the water industry to make it more innovative and responsive to customers and to increase its resilience to natural hazards such as drought and floods. Parliament is now considering the bill which was published on 27 June 2013. Wilsham Consulting has been providing input to the process. Of particular focus is reform of OFWATs role from passive benchmarking to taking a more active role of introducing...

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Adblue and the environment

Adblue and the environment

Adblue is soluble in water and Environment Agency advice is it should be kept away from surface water drainage systems which discharge to the environment. Yet most refuelling areas are not fully enclosed and therefore obtain considerable flows during windy rainfall events. As such most Sewerage Authorities will refuse to take such flows, or class them as trade flows if they do have spare capacity. To any extent, EA advice is in favour of sustainable drainage systems for such areas. Some industry advice can be in direct...

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Oxford Botanic Garden

Oxford Botanic Garden

Wilsham Consulting Director – Stephen Gibson shares his design experience at the Oxford Botanic Garden. I had great pleasure in designing a rainwater harvesting system for the Oxford Botanic Garden . The Oxford Botanic Gardens are world famous and one of the greatest locations in Oxford to visit.  Water and especially rainwater, is especially precious for the gardens and has been for hundreds of years. The gardens conservatories have numerous simple brick or lead chambers for collecting rainwater and pumps such that the water...

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