STAND NUMBER: A4
David Smith Associates
DSA have wide experience of all types of developments, from high end residential refurbishments and new builds, industrial and various public sector projects.
We carry out Flood Risk Assessments and Drainage Designs, including the design of Sustainable Drainage Systems. This work runs alongside our day to day structural and civil engineering services. We also provide CDM services, Party Wall services, expert witness reports, temporary works designs, emergency attendance at structural failures, and insurance related works.
We have carried out over 65 'Section 19' Flood Incident Investigations on behalf of Lead Local Flood Authorities. These involve an engineering appraisal of the flooding incident, and engagement with affected property owners. Many of these investigations have been published here https://www.floodtoolkit.com/risk/investigations/
Alongside the LLFA we have worked with over 45 communities in Northamptonshire to improve knowledge of localised flood risk and historic drainage systems with the aim of improving the communities preparedness for flooding. This involves desktop studies and visual inspections of entire catchments, and extensive community engagement. This culminates in a `Flood Risk & Mitigation Report, and Community Drainage Maintenance Plan` which have been published here https://www.floodtoolkit.com/risk/risk-mitigation-investigations/.
Our experience of the causes of flooding and engineering methods to reduce flood risk can be of use to local authorities and developers nationwide. This applies at a community level, and individual development level.