Water management specialists, Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) and AquaSpira, have signed a new collaboration agreement that will realise a new generation of adoptable rainwater attenuation solutions focused on optimising performance while minimising installation and maintenance costs.
In bringing together AWMS’ range of Gatic linear drainage systems and AquaSpira’s innovative large diameter Composite Steel Reinforced (CSR) pipe, engineers and contractors will benefit from significant breakthroughs in material technologies and a wealth of design and on-site experience.
“From the establishment of AWMS we have always sought to work with partners who are committed to advancing the way we manage surface water,” says AWMS Managing Director Steve Durdant-Hollamby. “Our partnership with AquaSpira will put us in the best possible position to meet the many design challenges presented by climate change, flood prevention and sustainable development.”
Neil Wallace, Managing Director at AquaSpira sees further innovations emerging from the shared approach: “Working together, we will be able to develop new connective technologies that will allow a fully integrated and optimised approach to water management right across the built environment.”
Offering a 95% weight saving over an equivalent concrete pipe, AquaSpira’s large diameter CSR pipe system significantly reduces installation time and costs. Its HDPE encapsulated structural steel core gives an exceptionally smooth inner surface with a ribbed external profile that binds tightly with the bedding stone. The stability of the installation allows the pipe to be laid in much narrower trenches with reduced backfill. Fully adoptable under Section 104 agreements and approved for use in all UK water company regions, AquaSpira CSR pipe is available in 900mm to 2250mm diameters.
Marrying the benefits of CSR pipe with Gatic’s established range of high capacity slot drainage technologies gives a comprehensive and versatile solution package for surface water attenuation across all applications. “Developers are increasingly focussed on the long term operational and maintenance costs of these below ground assets,” adds Steve Durdant-Hollamby. “Gatic slot drains have proven durability and, like CSR pipe, are easily accessed for cleaning and maintenance.”