Urban surface design

Designing surface water runoff in urban environments

Buildings

Buildings are typically the most distinct component of urban design, as they shape and form space by creating defined lines.  ACO drainage solutions are specifically designed to work as part of the building envelope or within and around the specific confines of the premises’ curtilage to manage rainwater. The discrete threshold solutions include DoorWay Drain and StepDrain, both of which are frequently used for level access requirements.  A range of channel solutions also facilitates a wide variety of surface design options, whilst simultaneously ensuring water intake and loading requirements are properly satisfied.

Buildings

Building Facades

Channel Drainage

Freestyle
Freestyle

Load Class D 400

Lightpoint
Lightpoint

Load Class D 400

Multidrain MD
Multidrain MD

Load Class D 400

MultiDrain MD Brickslot ST
MultiDrain MD Brickslot ST

Load Class D 400

MultiDrain PPD
MultiDrain PPD

Load Class D 400

Qmax
Qmax

Load Class F 900

DoorWay Drain
DoorWay Drain

Load Class A 15

StepDrain
StepDrain

Load Class N/A

AS1010 Brickslot Channel
AS1010 Brickslot Channel

Load Class A–B

AS1050 Discrete Channel
AS1050 Discrete Channel

Load Class A–B

AS201 Mechanical Clamp
AS201 Mechanical Clamp

Load Class A-C

AS301 Box Channel
AS301 Box Channel

Load Class A-C

AS401 Fire Lift Channel
AS401 Fire Lift Channel

Load Class A 15

AS501 Easy-Clean
AS501 Easy-Clean

Load Class A-C

AS601 Slot Channel
AS601 Slot Channel

Load Class A-C

AS701 Upstand
AS701 Upstand

Load Class A-C

AS901 Hi Load
AS901 Hi Load

Load Class A–D

Deckline 125
Deckline 125

Load Class A-C

FreeDeck
FreeDeck

Load Class A 15

Radius Channel
Radius Channel

Load Class A–B

How we can assist you

Our Design Team

Collaboration is very much a part of ACO’s way of working. For over 50 years we have been offering creative design solutions to all sectors of government, public and private enterprise and have a track record for development and regeneration informed by community aspirations and environmental context. Our in house design team and our external design engineers have excellent technical understanding of interconnected systems that can help you create sustainable drainage solutions in all categories of the urban environment.

Tools to support you

We also offer software for design surface to assist you in making your own calculations, as well as design visualisers to assist in helping assess impact of various grating/inlet details. BIM product files along with a variety of other support documents are all available for download here.

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