This online short course addresses the technical issues with implementing sustainable urban drainage for roads.
The aim of this Module is to provide the student with : knowledge to plan and design SUDS for roads in urban areas.
By the end of this module the student should be able to:
1. Understand all of the issues associated with sustainable drainage for roads.
2. Evaluate the drainage requirements for new and existing roads.
3. Conceptually design SUDS systems for new and existing roads
1 The Fundamentals of SUDS for Roads
Drivers which are increasing the need for SUDS for roads. The different types of SUDS available for roads. SUDS and the treatment train/levels of treatment required. SUDS functions, levels of treatment applicable to roads. Source, site and regional controls.
2 Design and Detailing
Roads design standards for carriageway construction. SUDS design criteria. Detailing of components.
3 SUDS for Roads Guidance
SUDS selection tool, options matrix, performance matrix, maintenance matrix. Selection flowchart, scoring table. Incorporation of services.
4 Trunk Roads and Mortorways
Road networks and management. DMRB Volume 4 Geotechnics and Drainage: vegetated drainage systems, grassed surface water channels, edge of pavement details.
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SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.
Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.
We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2021/22 , and may be subject to change for future years.