Flooding

We round-up articles looking at the impact and effects of flooding and how to mittigate its effects

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20 June 2017 | by

By 2045, an estimated 6 billion people will be living in cities. That means an enormous amount of showers flowing, toilets flushing, and sinks being filled. Dragan Savic from the University of Exeter explains why the 'invisible utility' should be at the heart of smart city plans.

28 November 2016 | by

Most of a building’s problems can be traced to moisture. It causes wood to decay, concrete to crack, fungus to grow, metals to corrode, pipes to burst (from the cycle of freezing and thawing), and it damages and discolours interior finishes. Understand moisture and you can prevent damp occuring.

04 February 2016 | by

There is no panacea for flood events, but there a range of things we can either do better or start doing to mitigate or adapt to them.

12 June 2014 | by

We examine some of the key concepts behind SuDS and a variety of techniques used to control surface water run-off locally.

03 June 2014 | by

In the final part of a three part series, Anthony Lymath explores number of measures that can be taken to minimise both the risks and impact of flood damage, both for new development and for existing buildings. This time, refurbishment and repair.

02 June 2014 | by

In the second of a three part series, Anthony Lymath explores number of measures that can be taken to minimise both the risks and impact of flood damage, both for new development and for existing buildings. This time, flood avoidance strategies for new buildings (continued).

01 June 2014 | by

Following flooding at the start of 2014 we consider what level of investment will be needed to ensure better flood defences.

01 June 2014 | by

In the first of a three part series, Anthony Lymath explores number of measures that can be taken to minimise both the risks and impact of flood damage, both for new development and for existing buildings.

05 January 2014 | by

The fifth in an eight-part series of articles examining the impact of climate change on the built environment, and the responses that can be made to those changes for both new-build and retro-fitting. This time, the second part looking at flooding.

04 January 2014 | by

The fourth in an eight-part series of articles examining the impact of climate change on the built environment, and the responses that can be made to those changes for both new-build and retro-fitting. This time, flooding.

03 January 2014 | by

The third in an eight-part series of articles examining the impact of climate change on the built environment, and the responses that can be made to those changes for both new-build and retro-fitting. This time, mitigating excess heat.

17 July 2011 | by

In this programme we look at the impact of flood risk on the value and insurability of property.

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