ACO Academy - 2021 Webinar Series Helping create knowledge champions

Webinar Series

In today’s ever changing construction industry, it has never been more important to ensure you are up to date with current industry trends and new innovations.

ACO has put together our 2021 Webinar series to help make it as easy as possible to access our CPD offerings. 

Below is our calendar of events and their quick registration links. For more details on each CPD, please scroll down the page.

All our CPD sessions start at 12.30pm

Date | CPD Title | Registration Link

Missed it? - Geocellular: Specify it right - Register and watch on demand

Missed it? - Blue/Green Roof Design - creating sustainable urban environments - Register and watch on demand

Missed it? - Managing Highways Surface Water - Register and watch on demand

Missed it? - Design requirements for commercial drainage - Register and watch on demand

Missed it? - Super Amphibian Highway - Register and watch on demand

Missed it? - Blue/Green Roof Design - creating sustainable urban environments - Register and watch on demand 

Missed it? - Managing Rail Surface Water - Register and watch on demand

Missed it? - Effective Grease Management - Register and watch on demand

31/03/2021 - Practical and Sustainable Surface Water Management - Registration Link


We've split our CPDs up by level, if you would like to find out more, click on the box below.

Levels of CPD

ACO have identified 3 levels of CPD in line with leading Construction Institution guidance. These levels assist you and ACO to select the educational program required for your professional development. For a full description please contact us. 

Level 1 – Basic knowledge and understanding

Level 2 – Application of knowledge to a subject

Level 3 – Reasoned advice, depth and synthesis of technical knowledge and its implementation

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Practical and Sustainable Surface Water Management

Level 3


This presentation focuses on the future of surface water management, where climate change, urbanisation, population growth and water scarcity are the key drivers for change and underline the importance of SuDS.

We look at the desirable attributes of SuDS in the form of infiltration, evaporation and evapotranspiration and, why maintenance is a crucial factor to consider when implementing a SuDS feature.

For any design, there are three ideal solution attributes; economic construction, the concept of ‘resilience’ in design and sustainability. Delivering these attributes is a challenge that all designers face and will be vital to maintaining a competitive advantage as the industry evolves.

We consider managing runoff, using both soft and hard solutions to deliver an optimised scheme, taking advantage of site topography and features of the local environment.

As members and sponsors of the new CIRIA Suds manual (C753), we explore how to instigate design features that enable compliance with Government guidance while delivering value-added benefits to the client and community.

Learning outcomes

• Learn the history, evolution and drivers of SuDS

• Understand the fundamental principles of a SuDS design

• Where to access legislation and guidance in the field of SuDS design

• Understand the balance between economics, resilience and sustainability

• Learn about government standards for water quantity

• How The SuDS Manual (C753) designs for rate and volume control

• Learn about rate management and interception losses using surface storage and green SuDS

• Understand pollution levels and the important of molecule sizing

• How to design treatment trains using The SuDS Manual Mitigation Indices

31/03/2021 - Practical and Sustainable Surface Water Management

Register Now using the form below.

Accessing Professional Development

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ACO has recognised that knowledge transfer is fundamental in keeping up-to-date with these latest advancements in surface water management and has unique professional development and training offers for industry professionals. These can be accessed in a number of different ways to suit your learning requirements; online, in-company, or at the state of the art training facility at ACO UK headquarters.

For more information

The extensive range of professional development material we offer is constantly updated and refreshed. Availability of certain programmes fluctuates according to demand. For both these reasons we recommend you register your interest by providing a few details in order for us to be able to keep you up to date. 

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