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Masterclass: SuDS - Hydraulic Assessment and Evaluation

  • Date(s)
    Thursday, 21 May 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 key aspects of hydraulic analysis approaches that need to be considered as part of SuDS design (or 3rd party evaluation of the design) using practical worked examples.

Course Overview

The training will cover various hydraulic analysis. It will consider the types of equations that can be used and the implications of the parameters selected by the engineer / hydraulic modeller. Various factors that can impact on hydraulic analysis will be highlighted.

The course will consider how calculations can be related to integrated design to provide more cost effective and resilient SuDS approaches. Discussion will be facilitated on the use of various runoff equations and software packages available in the marketplace.

Course Objectives

After the course, the participants should:

  • Understand key aspects when undertaking hydraulic analysis to inform design of SuDS
  • Become better informed to undertake hydraulic analysis directly (or perform a 3rd party review) for SuDS calculations


  • Introduction
  • Types of hydraulic calculations
  • Attenuation and infiltration
  • Runoff equations
  • Estimating and evaluating storage volumes for GDSDS
  • Designing Flow controls
  • Building a management train – benefits to design
  • Designing for exceedance
  • Incorporating allowance for climate change
  • Requirements for modelling

Who Should Attend?

Consulting Engineers, Local Authorities and hydraulic modellers seeking further in-depth knowledge regarding hydraulic analysis and application to SuDS design. Specific knowledge of modelling software is not required. The course will is not software focused.

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 hydraulic calculations within SuDS design and has been responsible for the design of a number of innovative schemes.  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

21 May 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