How poor construction quality can impact flood resilience
As the reality of climate change hits us harder and faster than previously expected there is a greater need to design for exceedance, i.e. to design our public realm in such a way as to allow flood waters to safely pass through new developments without entering properties. These designs are often integrated with drainage and SuDs designs. In this webinar, The CIOB was joined by 2 experts from Mott Macdonald, Fiona Barbour FICE and Pablo Souto. They outline some of the principles of these designs based on approaches used in England and give examples where the effectiveness of the design is lessened due to poor construction quality.