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Masterclass: Permeable Pavements - Detailed Design and Innovative Applications

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 24 March 2020
  • Time(s)
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €395.00
    Non-Members: €475.00

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

  • CPD Credit
    6.5 hours   C1

Course Aim

To provide delegates with a comprehensive insight into the design and considerations being applied when designing permeable surfaces as part of SuDS design using practical worked examples.

Course Overview

The training will cover approaches to design permeable pavements for managing flows, volumes, water quality and structural strength with the use of worked examples.  Guidance will be provided on integration of pervious surfaces within the overall development to maximise cost effective opportunities for SuDS within high density layouts. Aspects of construction, inspection and maintenance will also be covered. 

Course Objectives

After the course, the participants should:

  • Be enabled to identify constraints and opportunities
  • Understand key issues when undertaking design of permeable pavements
  • Have an ability to undertake the design of permeable pavements (or have an awareness of key design considerations where not undertaking design directly)


  • Introduction
  • Application and selection of surface type
  • Designing for water quantity and flow rates
  • Water quality considerations / risk assessment
  • Structural design calculations and detailing
  • Integrating permeable pavement across the site
  • Specifying site investigation
  • Risk assessment process for infiltration
  • Detailing and specification of materials
  • Costing considerations for permeable pavements
  • Construction and inspection
  • Maintenance

Who Should Attend?

Consulting and Contracting Engineers seeking further in-depth knowledge regarding detailed design and innovative applications of permeable pavements within site confines

Trainer Profile

Anthony McCloy - BEng, CEng, FIEI

Anthony is Managing Director of McCloy Consulting, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of Engineers Ireland. He has extensive knowledge of the application of permeable pavements and has been responsible for the design of a number of innovative schemes. 

Anthony’s work to date also includes analysis of drainage catchments and design of drainage systems using various hydraulic modelling packages. As a leading specialist in the field of Sustainable Drainage, Anthony has been delivering SUDS training workshops since 2006, and is a regular speaker at industry seminars and conferences.

Make a Booking

24 March 2020


Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.