New video: ‘Fundamentals of Drainage Design’

Eric Suesz Eric Suesz January 2, 2024

1 min read

If you are a new civil engineer, urban planner, or simply interested in understanding how drainage systems work, we have a brand-new course that’s designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to tackle drainage design challenges.

The video was created and narrated by Drainage Design Product Engineer Daniel Yardley, who is located in the UK (quite expertly narrated – well done!). While some of the higher-level details around regulation may differ from where you live, the concepts and advice around drainage design are the same wherever you live and work, particularly when it comes to the increasing importance of focusing your drainage design solutions on SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems), which are sometimes called LiDS in the US (Low-Impact Design).

This video is an excellent primer for the Autodesk InfoDrainage course, which is also free and available to anyone. Of course, we use InfoDrainage when designing, but you do not need the software to follow along with this video. That said, if you want to explore the software yourself, you can download a 30-day free trial of InfoDrainage, no credit card required.

The importance of drainage design

Drainage design plays a crucial role in managing stormwater, preventing flooding, and protecting the environment. By understanding key concepts and considerations, you will be equipped to create sustainable and efficient drainage solutions for various land uses and scenarios.

Drainage design covers a wide range of topics like hydrology and hydraulics, site analysis and planning, drainage system components, stormwater management, regulatory considerations, and maintenance practices. All of these are easier to tackle when you have a good computer-aided design tool.

By the end of the video, you will have a foundation in drainage design principles and be able to apply your knowledge to practical scenarios. Whether you are working on residential, commercial, or agricultural projects, you will have the skills to design drainage systems that effectively manage stormwater, minimize erosion, and contribute to sustainable development.

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