Illman Young played a key role in the development of the revised CIRIA C697 document – the new SuDS Manual (C753). Due to our extensive experience and previous research we were asked to be contributing authors, writing the chapters on Landscape and Community Engagement. We were also members of the Steering Group, providing comments and input from a Landscape Architectural perspective on all other chapters of the manual as they evolved through their various drafts.
We were both project lead and lead author of the SuDS Construction guidance for CIRIA (C768), which was specifically designed to assist those constructing, managing or inspecting SuDS construction on site.
The document provides easily accessible information about all aspects of SuDS construction, and has been particularly designed to enable the information specific to each SuDS component to be downloaded as an individual section. Photographs of actual site works have been used wherever possible to illustrate both good practice and what can go wrong. Case studies help demonstrate how problems have arisen on site, and then been overcome.
Highly Commended for the Chris Binnie Award for Sustainable Water Management at the ICE Awards, 2016