Innovative Thinking

Innovation Showcase | ADS SuDs system includes pollutions removal


Designing SuDS to remove pollution from surface water must match likely levels of pollution with the performance of SuDS elements. Advanced Drainage Systems UK manager Stuart Crisp reports.

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) should be designed with water quantity and water quality in mind. Yet often the water quality element is overlooked,…

Innovation Showcase | Algeco incorporates smart technology to lower energy use in site buildings


Algeco temporary buildings use smart technology to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

Building contractors are always seeking new ways to lower energy consumption from temporary site buildings and permanent structures. Integrating smart technology into their site accommodation is a highly effective and relatively low cost way to achieve this.…

Innovation Showcase | Trimble enables project models to be shared across construction teams


BIM-supported common data environments can transform collaborative workflows and accelerate project delivery.

Building and infrastructure design requires the combination of many individual domains and many design iterations as project requirements evolve. Add in the complexity of separate building information modelling (BIM) models used between different parties and it is hard to…

ADS is ready to supply SuDS when new requirements come into force


Designers of new developments must start to factor in government requirements for sustainable drainage systems which are due to come into effect soon.

With legislation mandating sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) and their adoption for new developments on the horizon, developers and designers must upskill to ensure future designs meet tough…