The Joseph Black Building in University of Edinburgh was originally constructed in 1924 and continually added to over time. The original building was constructed in a “U” shape with a courtyard to the centre rear. As the years progressed, this courtyard has been filled with additional buildings to meet the extra capacity required within the academic building. A renowned chemistry school, this building is now at saturation point in terms of drainage.
Capcon Engineering were approached by Summers-Inman Construction & Property Consultants, to complete a survey of the rainwater drainage systems and advise as to a remedial plan for these systems to perform in accordance with BS EN 12056:3:200. Following agreement by University of Edinburgh – Buildings & Estates, Capcon was engaged to:
- Complete a detailed Rainwater Drainage survey
- Compile report detailing issues and calculations of existing systems
- Complete drawings of existing RW drainage
- Write a new scope of works to implement based on report findings
- Develop costing to implement of report findings