Rainwater Drainage for Edinburgh University Building

rainwater drainage capcon
  • Project
    Joseph Black Building, University of Edinburgh
  • Client
    University of Edinburgh Buildings & Estates
  • Main Contractor
    Summers-Inman Construction & Property
  • Technology
    Siphonic of Gravity
  • Scope
    Design, off-site fabrication, Installation

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