Fort Cumberland storm tanks, Brighton

7 January, 2016 | 17:30 - 19:30

Fort Cumberland storm tanks help to reduce the effect of flood water.
Fort Cumberland storm tanks help to reduce the effect of flood water.

About this event

From the team behind the ICE Award winning Portsmouth Flood Alleviation Scheme, this talk will be a description of the journey taken by the design of the new Storm Tanks at Fort Cumberland. The storm tanks and combined sewer outfall here are an essential part of the catchment – helping to protect Portsmouth from sewer flooding during heavy rainfall.

The usual basis for a design is accepted 'good practice'. However, what happens when 'good practice' is not good enough? This Fort Cumberland presentation describes how the team addressed the challenges of the site, including using complex dynamic loading and static CFD modelling to evolve a design that goes beyond 'good practice', and improves the robustness and resilience of the site.

Our speaker, Robert McTaggart, is a Senior Principal Civil Engineer for MWH. Under his role as Strategic Technical Manager for 4Delivery he was involved in the delivery of Fort Cumberland Storm Tanks project. Robert has worked for over 10 years with 4Delivery on Southern Water's AMP4 and AMP5 capital programme.

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