Structural design of modular geocellular drainage tanks

This book evaluates the modular drainage tanks available and their structural performance. It gives information on trials of various systems and the factors affecting structural performance.

CIRIA book 'Structural design of modular geocellular drainage tanks'
CIRIA book 'Structural design of modular geocellular drainage tanks'

Who wrote this?

Steve Wilson BEng MSc CEng CEnv CSci MICE MCIWEM FGS, The Environmental Protection Group Limited

The project was funded by:

  • Althon Limited
  • Aggregate Industries Limited
  • Stormwater Management Limited
  • Hydro International Limited
  • Marley Plumbing and Drainage Limited
  • Permavoid Limited
  • SEL Environmental Limited
  • Wavin UK Limited

Help and advice contributions came from:

  • Neil Abbott, Skanska
  • Bob Allen, Aggregate Industries Limited (Charcon Limited)
  • Lynton Barstow, Wavin UK Limited
  • Tony Calton, Marley Plumbing and Drainage Limited
  • Paul Culleton, The Environmental Protection Group Limited
  • Jill Derrick, Wavin UK Limited
  • Matt Gilsenan, SEL Environmental Limited
  • Roy Partington, Stormwater Management Limited
  • Tim Puehmeier, Permavoid Limited
  • Roland Potts, Marley Plumbing and Drainage Limited
  • Rainer Schaible, Hauraton GmbH
  • Andy Shuttleworth, SEL Environmental Limited
  • Alex Stephenson, Hydro International Limited
  • Jan Stone, Aggregate Industries Limited (Charcon Limited)
  • Phil Tomlinson, Aggregate Industries Limited (Charcon Limited)
  • Ron Van Raam, Drain Products Benelux
  • Peter Verlaan, Wavin Technology and Innovation BV
  • Dr Roger Wantling

When?

It was first published in December 2008.

Why?

To encourage more sustainable drainage methods to improve water conservation.

Who should read this?

Anyone who is installing or designing a sustainable drainage and rainwater harvesting system, and considering what drainage tanks to use.

Content

Stormwater attenuation tanks constructed using modular plastic geocellular units are commonly used as part of sustainable drainage and rainwater harvesting systems.

This 108-page book, available to buy from CIRIA, discusses the different types of unit that are available and the differences in their structural performance. It provides information on many full scale trials that have been carried out on various different systems and gives a detailed assessment of the factors that affect their structural performance. It also includes guidance on appropriate testing and structural design together with a discussion of the practical issues that should be considered in construction.

For more information and questions, please contact management@ice.org.uk.

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