We round-up articles looking at the impact and effects of flooding and how to mitigate its effects
We eavesdropped on a couple of this year’s sprints to find out what projects might be on the horizon
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.
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.
The urbanisation process itself is one of the major causes of urban flooding. Here we explore ways of mitigating the impact and show how design and specification choices can make a significant difference.
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.
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).