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Design guidance

Precast drainage solutions are designed and manufactured in accordance with a number of European and British standards:  

  • Concrete pipe and manhole systems are manufactured in accordance with BS EN 1916 (pipes) and BS EN 1917. These two standards are complemented by BS 5911-1 and BS 5911-3. 
  • Box culverts, modular tanks and other underground structures are manufactured to BS EN 14844 and BS EN 13369. 
  • Pipeline systems structural design is carried out to in accordance with BS 9295 and BS EN 1295. 
  • Box culvert and modular tank systems structural design is carried out in accordance with Eurocodes. 

More information on the structural design, hydraulic design, and installation of concrete pipeline and drainage solutions can be found at the Precast Drainage Technical Guide