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Below Ground Building Drainage

6.0 CPD Hours

Standard Rate
£390.00  +VAT
Member Rate
£310.00  +VAT
  • Water Services

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An introduction course to cover all the primary design considerations for underground building drainage from the building to the sewer connection. This will cover pipe sizing, materials, access and relevant legislation and standards. It shows the interaction between pipes and foundations. It also covers the correct access points and distances and requirements for access within below ground building drainage. The course also introduces the concept of sustainable urban drainage and methods of water attenuation on site.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Calculation of foul water discharge
  • Falls and gradients for self-clearing drainage systems
  • Material selection
  • Access requirements on drainage systems

This course is suitable for:

  • Architects
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Facilities and Building Managers
  • Graduate Public Health Engineers 

No prior knowledge or preparation is required before attending. 


Agenda for event
Time Description



Drainage systems/ falls & gradients


Coffee / tea break (15 mins)


System design and foul calculations


Lunch (60 mins)


Rainwater/ SUDS


Coffee / comfort break (15 mins)


Materials, separators & maintenance


Close – Q&A

Remote - How to join:

This course will be hosted live online on Microsoft Teams. A Microsoft Teams account is not required, you will be sent a link to join.

You can choose to join on your preferred web browser, or if you already have the Microsoft Teams desktop app, click 'join meeting'.  You will then automatically join the course through the app.


The course location will be underneath the respective date, please make your way to the location.

Parking is not available.

Course Materials:

The course presentation and any additional materials will be sent to delegates once attendance is confirmed on the day of the course.

We are working towards being more sustainable, therefore we do not recommend materials to be printed.

What is included?

-Full day training with an industry expert trainer

-CPD certificate

-PDF course materials

- Lunch and refreshments**

**For face-to-face courses

Two simple ways to book:

Card - Use the 'Book Now' button at the top of this web page.

Invoice - Please fill in the booking form herePlease note you are only booked onto the course once Training has processed the form.

*If you are having any difficulties please email us at [email protected]


Adrian Flaherty

Adrian Flaherty

Ramboll UK | Public Health Engineer

Adrian has experience in all areas of Public Health design and installation. This includes domestic hot and cold water services; above & below ground drainage; rainwater & greywater harvesting and firefighting systems.

These systems have been designed for a wide range of projects including offices, multi residential units, hotels, schools, high-rise, airfields and hospitals. Adrian started as a plumbing apprentice and developed as a contractor and designer. He has worked mainly in the UK but also has experience in Europe and the Middle East.

Competencies include pipe & pump sizing, pressure loss, loading and discharge unit calculations. Previous work includes the training of apprentices, mentoring graduates and working as a lecturer delivering plumbing and gas training.   

CIBSE Training reserve the right to make changes to the speakers or programme. The right is also reserved in absolute discretion and without further liability to cancel any seminar when fees paid will be refunded. Acknowledged bookings are firm. Cancellation up to 4 weeks before the course is subject to a charge of 25% of fees due, later cancellation is not accepted but delegate substitution is allowed at any time. We reserve the right to request payment in advance for companies which have not had previous financial transactions with CIBSE Services Ltd. 

All delegate alterations / cancellations must be received in writing to: [email protected]  

Please note we do not accept card payments via American express

Please contact the training team before making any travel or accommodation arrangements - particularly if you are travelling from outside the UK mainland, as CIBSE will not be liable for any cost incurred. 

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