A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land that is usually dry.
Flooding can occur at any time from water bodies such as a rivers, lakes or oceans (resulting in water escaping its usual boundaries), or it may occur due to an accumulation of rainwater on saturated ground in an areal flood.
Some floods develop slowly, while others such as flash floods can develop in just a few minutes and without visible signs of rain.
In 2015 and 2016 flooding was at a new time high, seeing families left homeless and homes destroyed. An estimated 5.2 million homes are at risk from surface, river and coastal flooding; with over 400,000 of these homes classed as ‘extreme high risk’.
Why attend a Flood Resilience training course?
Delta Membrane Systems Limited have been at the forefront of Flood Resilience and Flood Resistance within the built environment having participated in the BRE Flood Resilience Home and the Cumbria Flood Resilience Show Case.
The specification for resilience is simple, using tried and tested technology Delta Membrane Systems Limited have used for many years, historically in Basement or below ground structures/situations with consideration as to how these concepts could be adapted to work in flood situations.
Our Flood Resilience training course offers an understanding into what is involved with Flood Resilience and Flood Resistance and awareness of the processes involved and why this is a fundamental consideration in the built environment.
We are proud winners of the Property Care Association, Property Care Innovation and Sustainability Award 2017 and the ASUC Innovation and Sustainability Award 2017.
We are shortlisted finalists in the Construction News Specialist Awards (winners annouced in March 2018).
How is the training course structured?
A technical presentation featuring:
- What is Flooding;
- Types of Flood;
- Damage caused by Flooding;
- Implications of flood water ingress on the fabric of a structure;
- Performance of Structures under Flood Conditions;
- Surveying existing structures;
- Anticipated defects: What to look for and how to resolve them;
- Methods of repair and reinstatement solutions to structures affected by floodwater and water ingress;
- Financial and practical implications of repair strategies;
- Design philosophy: Water entry and water exclusion strategies: BS 85500 :2015;
- Solutions which offer long term resilience to future floods;
- Products and material types (incorporating products such as flood barriers);
- Cavity drainage membranes;
- The relevance of area waterproofing and leak stopping materials;
- Drainage, sumps and pumps;
- Typical problems and how they can be solved.
Who is this training course designed for?
- Anyone who works within the environments of design, planning and installation of flood resilience;
- Anyone wishing to expand their overall knowledge of flood resilience;
- Those wishing to form a better understanding of water management in flood resilience;
- Architects, surveyors, contractors and engineers;
- Those seeking to undertake flood remediation works.