Urban surface design Designing surface water runoff in urban environments


Buildings are typically the most distinct component of urban design, as they shape and form space by creating defined lines.  ACO drainage solutions are specifically designed to work as part of the building envelope or within and around the specific confines of the premises’ curtilage to manage rainwater. The discrete threshold solutions include DoorWay Drain and StepDrain, both of which are frequently used for level access requirements.  A range of channel solutions also facilitates a wide variety of surface design options, whilst simultaneously ensuring water intake and loading requirements are properly satisfied.

How we can assist you

Our Design Team

Collaboration is very much a part of ACO’s way of working. For over 50 years we have been offering creative design solutions to all sectors of government, public and private enterprise and have a track record for development and regeneration informed by community aspirations and environmental context. Our in house design team and our external design engineers have excellent technical understanding of interconnected systems that can help you create sustainable drainage solutions in all categories of the urban environment.

Tools to support you

We also offer software for design surface to assist you in making your own calculations, as well as design visualisers to assist in helping assess impact of various grating/inlet details. BIM product files along with a variety of other support documents are all available for download here.