From natural flood management to hard-engineered solutions
Design flood alleviation works to protect your communities with RAB
Our Flood Risk Engineers will work with you to design flood alleviation works to protect your communities. We will consider all the options from natural flood management to hard-engineered solutions, these could include flood walls, embankments, flood gates, temporary and demountable defences.
We work with you to develop an initial concept, before developing it through detailed design so it is ready for construction. We will also produce tender documents, manage bids from relevant contractors and then supervise construction on your behalf. Our Senior Flood Risk Engineer Peter Batty says:
“Everything we do is bespoke to your site and tailored to meet your individual needs and drivers.”
If you have a flood alleviation project you would like to discuss with the experts please get in touch.
Request a call back to discuss your flood alleviation project or any other enquiry with the team at RAB.
HOW IT WORKS
Flood Alleviation Process
Initial Assessment and Consultation
Our flood risk engineers begin by conducting an initial assessment and consultation with your community or local authority. We work closely with you to understand the specific flood risk challenges and objectives of your project. This phase involves evaluating various flood alleviation options, from natural flood management strategies to hard-engineered flood defences.
Conceptual Design and Planning
Based on the assessment, we develop an initial flood alleviation concept that aligns with your unique needs and drivers. This concept serves as the foundation for the project. We consider factors such as the area’s geography, existing infrastructure, budget constraints, and environmental impact. Our team collaborates with you to refine this concept through detailed design.
Detailed Design and Documentation
In the detailed design phase, we transform the concept into a comprehensive flood alleviation plan ready for construction. This includes the development of detailed engineering drawings, technical specifications, and environmental impact assessments. Our aim is to ensure that the design meets regulatory requirements and offers effective flood alleviation.
Tender Document Preparation and Contractor Selection
Once the detailed design is complete, we produce tender documents that outline the project’s scope, specifications, and requirements. We manage the bidding process by soliciting bids from relevant contractors. Our experts evaluate bids and assist in the selection of the most suitable contractor for your project.
During the construction phase, RAB provides ongoing supervision to ensure that the flood alleviation works are executed according to the approved design and specifications. We act as your representative, overseeing construction activities, monitoring progress, and addressing any issues that may arise. Our goal is to deliver a successful flood alleviation project that effectively protects your communities.
WHY CHOOSE US
Working with RAB
A passionate and dedicated team
All of the specialist knowledge required to deliver the best solutions for your project, in house.
National project coverage
Thanks to multiple office locations, we’re able to serve clients nationwide. We even deliver projects internationally.
A highly bespoke service offering
Your circumstances and requirements are unique, so we tailor our services to achieve better project outcomes.
Leading the industry
We’re a team of innovators, always keen to challenge existing methods to achieve the best possible results.
15 years of quality
RAB have built an established reputation for high quality work and outstanding customer service.
Flood Alleviation FAQs
Flood alleviation refers to measures and strategies designed to reduce the impact of flooding on communities and their assets. It is necessary to protect lives, property, and the environment from the devastating effects of flooding, including damage and disruption.
Flood alleviation measures vary widely and can include natural flood management, flood defences (e.g., levees, flood walls), river channel modifications, floodplain zoning, and sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). The choice of measures depends on the specific flood risk and local conditions.
Flood alleviation projects typically require ongoing maintenance to ensure their effectiveness. This includes periodic inspections, repairs, and adjustments to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Regular maintenance is essential to keep flood defences and systems operational.
The duration of a flood alleviation project can vary significantly depending on its complexity, size, and the chosen measures. Projects may take several months to several years to plan, design, and implement.
Flood alleviation often forms only part of the journey our clients take with us.
Learn more about the many services RAB offers to help increase resilience and reduce flood risk.
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“Yes we have got it through, thanks very much for getting that turned around in time!! Great job. Many thanks for all your help, I may be back in touch if we need a hand with conditions.”