Flood risk assessment advice – 5 “secret” tips to know

Flood risk assessment advice – 5 “secret” tips to know

It is value, rather than cost which is critical when obtaining flood risk assessment advice (FRA). You are essentially employing a civil engineering professional, to use their experience, to produce an independent report. The report should be independent to you, the various Authorities, Insurers or others involved in your existing site, potential purchase, or in relation to your proposed development.   It is often the case that flood risk assessments are requested by Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) in relation to...

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Civil Engineering design at the Oxford High School

Civil Engineering design at the Oxford High School

The Oxford High School is one of independent schools of the Girls' Day School Trust. The development provided new dining facilities, a performing arts facility, reception, refurbished drama studios and associated new external works. The Oxford High School main buildings are just above the original and live 1920's North Oxford Trunk Sewer. With the secondary, 1970's trunk sewer running live around the Oxford High School grounds. Wilsham Consultant Director Stephen Gibson says To...

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St Albans High School for Girls, Creative Arts and Technology

St Albans High School for Girls, Creative Arts and Technology

"I was proud to be part of the high quality Architect and Engineering team who delivered this key development at the heart of the St Albans High School for Girls" says Wilsham Consulting Director Stephen Gibson. "It was a very constrained infill site. Careful attenion was needed in the coordination of services and drainage externally to ensure they would all fit. Consideration was needed as to minimising tree route damage. The increase in impermeable area resulted in the need for attenuation storage combined with...

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Beddington Park Primary School

Beddington Park Primary School

Civil Engineering design services in relation to the the Beddington Park Primary School extension project. Design of sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) to support proposal, independent review of a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA). Even for small developments with existing connections to surface water drains, it is important to ensure that and new works do not increase the risk of flooding to others. As schools across the UK are expanding cost effective additional teaching space is required. It is key however that such additional...

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St Mary’s Lois Weedon Church

St Mary’s Lois Weedon Church

This medieval church had problems with water damage and took the correct step in requesting professional civil/drainage advice.
We visited the site and inspected the damage and to understand why the damage was occuring. It was clear in two locations of the higher side the rill discharge points had become obstructed with excessive silts and vegetation. We climbed the tower to consider the potential of failure of water collection and discharge of the main church roofs.

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