Building Drainage

Kemi Adeyeye John Griggs
Good drainage contributes to the delivery of sustainable, innovative and resilient buildings, and is essential for our health and wellbeing. However, designers and architects can often leave drainage to be implemented by specialists in isolation of other design considerations, resulting in costly changes, rework and repairs, operational discomfort and poor user experiences that could have been avoided. Written for building designers and allied professionals, homeowners and managers as well as the general public, Building Drainage promotes an integrative and collaborative approach. Key principles and components of drainage design are presented in an accessible manner with many UK examples where the underlying information and knowledge can be applied internationally. Coverage includes waste and foul water drainage systems and the benefits of integrated water management (IWM) approach, where 'waste' becomes a valuable resource; surface and rainwater drainage; water and energy efficiency through wastewater recycling and reuse, and heat recovery. After reading this book you will understand the mostly invisible, or unperceived, yet vital aspects of functional drainage design and their interaction with the architecture of the building as well as the local and global environments.
Building Drainage by Kemi Adeyeye John Griggs

About the author

Kemi Adeyeye is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath, specializing in integrated design approaches and solutions for the built environment. She has undertaken consultancies and collaborative research internationally, with other academics, industry practitioners and institutions, different levels of government and NGOs. She established and leads the Water Efficiency Network.
John Griggs has been researching drainage issues for over thirty years and has written a number of BRE Information Papers and Good Building Guides. He has contributed to many British, European and International Standards on drainage-related issues and is currently an independent water and wastewater consultant at Water and More. He regularly provides training on drainage design and water efficiency at the Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers.

Press Reviews

If you only read one book on the subject - this is probably it. A work of true alchemy in which the authors combine a masterful guide to the technologies and sustainable systems for turning muck into drinkable water. And where there is no longer any 'waste' - just different 'resources'. It is the first and last word - perhaps just in time!

- Neil Landsberg