Drainage is an essential part of any construction project and one that can have significant impacts if not designed and installed correctly. It’s estimated that the average cost of flood damage repair in Australia exceeds $943 million every year. While it would be incorrect to draw a direct and total causal link between the impacts of Australia’s weather and drainage in homes and buildings, there is no doubt that wise water management is essential in creating safe, healthy built environments.

Poorly functioning or poorly specified drainage systems can lead to slip hazards, dirt and waste build up, and even play a role in facilitating the transmission of infections. Similarly, ill-considered drainage solutions can contribute significantly to the degradation of waterways and have negative impacts on the surrounding natural environment.

Thus it is imperative that designers and specifiers maintain a detailed, and up-to-date understanding of the considerations when specifying a drainage system that is both fit for purpose and in keeping with client requirements.

The right drainage system must balance functionality and aesthetics to ensure that it will meet all project-specific requirements, and contribute to the sustainable future of our environment.

This whitepaper will provide designers and specifiers with a thorough understanding of the key considerations when choosing drainage systems for a range of projects. It will start by examining the aspects related to planning and
explore compliance, aesthetics and other material concerns.

To read the full Whitepaper, download here