Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)

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Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)


Key considerations - Range of techniques available - How to deliver cost effective schemes - Review of SuDS components -How to meet requirements of GDSDS

Date: 5th November 2020


Attendance Options:

IN PERSON - CMG Training Offices - Apex Building, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18 (LIMITED SEATS)

VIRTUALLY – Via our online interactive stream


We will be taking every measure to ensure social distancing is comfortably maintained while attending our courses



There is an increasing need for a more sustainable approach to managing surface water. Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) have many well documented benefits, and reduce the effect on the quality and quantity of runoff from developments, and can provide opportunities for amenity and biodiversity at no additional cost – but only if the design is approached in the correct manner.

This one-day CPD MasterClass will give you an informative overview of fundamental considerations when approaching a SuDS design. Often key considerations such as how runoff is collected are missed, which can significantly affect the design. Key concepts will be considered along with the range of techniques available. You will be able to gain an appreciation of the wider benefits and how to best meet the requirements outlined by GDSDS (Greater Dublin Strategic Drainage Strategy) and other requirements that may be applied through planning.

You will get an opportunity to engage in an informative Q & A with our course tutor, as well as other professionals in your field. You will receive 5 structured CPD Points and will receive a full course pack, which you can refer back to at any time.


Previous feedback includes;

“Paul explained all the topics in a very concise and easy to understand way. Paul presented the course brilliantly and encouraged participations and questions throughout the course. Excellent presentation.” Anthony Cullen - Dublin City Council




What you will learn;



Why Sustainable Drainage?
SuDS Principles and practice
Understanding site context
Health and safety considerations


Hydraulic Criteri0061
Water Quality Criteria
Calculation processes

Other Design requirements

Amenity requirements
Biodiversity requirements
Other planning requirements

Review of SUDS Components

Forms of surface water collection
Source controls
Hierarchy of Storage

Dealing with runoff – delivering cost effective schemes

Flow control devices (attenuation)
Infiltration and potential issues
Dealing with exceedance
Delivering cost effective schemes

Worked example

Group work activity to apply the learning outcomes from the course

Case study

Innovative retro-fit project





Paul Singleton – McCloy Consulting

Paul is an experienced Chartered Civil / Environmental Engineer, specialising in flood risk assessment, SuDS and environmental assessment.

Having returned from a sabbatical in east Africa, where he provided water engineering services to a number of NGOs, he now leads our Dublin office. He has particular experience of flood risk assessment in Ireland, as well as previously having gained extensive experience of flood risk assessment for infrastructure and private development projects in UK and Ireland.

He has specific experience in water chemistry and hydraulic modelling software including Micro-drainage, with niche expertise in surface water management using SuDS for developments in environmentally sensitive areas. Paul is currently providing SuDS training for the company within the UK and Ireland.





This course would be of interest to engineers and other specialists working in development control or the design of new infrastructure. As well as planners, developers, architects, master-planners and drainage engineers.




On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate in Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) as well as your CPD Certificate. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours. You will also receive a full Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) course pack to refer back to at any time in the future. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.




Date:     5th November 2020
Times:   9.30am to 4:00pm
Venue:  Apex Building, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18

Attendance Options:     

IN PERSON - CMG Training Offices - Apex Building, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18

VIRTUALLY – Via our online interactive stream                                  




An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €425 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €525. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE.

The course cost includes all course documentation, course pack, certificates.




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PHONE - Contact the CMG Training Team on 01-2933650 to secure your place



Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.