Building Drainage: An Integrated Design Guide

Kemi Adeyeye, John Griggs

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Good drainage contributes to the delivery of sustainable, innovative and resilient buildings, and is essential for our health and wellbeing. However, designers and architects can often leave drainage to be implemented by specialists in isolation of other design considerations, resulting in costly changes, rework and repairs, operational discomfort and poor user experiences that could have been avoided.
Accessibly written for building designers and allied professionals, homeowners and managers as well as the general public, Building Drainage promotes an integrative and collaborative approach.
Coverage and supporting examples include:
• Water supplies and foul water drainage systems and the benefits of the integrated water management (IWM) approach.
• Surface and rainwater drainage.
• Water and energy efficiency through wastewater recycling and reuse, and heat recovery.
• The cumulative benefits of integrating drainage design with water efficiency.
• Strategies such as Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) and blue/green infrastructure to improve resilience against droughts and flooding.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Crowood Press
Number of pages144
ISBN (Print)9781785006395
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2019


  • Building drainage
  • Integrated Design
  • Wastewater recycling and reuse
  • rainwater drainage
  • foulwater drainage
  • drainage-sensitive building design
  • sustainable urban design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture
  • Water Science and Technology


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