Permeable paving has the potential to reduce drainage infrastructure, improve water quality and reuse, and minimize the potential for flooding. In this series we will identify how to design permeable pavements to maximise the potential benefits from this currently underutilised paving system.
The seminar covers:
Design of permeable pavements
Permeable pavements for water reuse
Professor Simon Beecham
Professor Simon Beecham is Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment (ITEE), University of South Australia. Simon is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Chairman of the International Water Association’s International Group on Urban Rainfall.
Simon’s research is outcome-focused and centred around the sustainable management of water resources. Through his research he has authored several industry available tools including the Syfon and Switch2software programs. The Syfon model was used to design the siphonic roofwater harvesting systems at the Sydney Olympic Stadium, Sydney Cricket Ground, MCG and the new Adelaide Oval. It was also used to design the roof drainage systems at the Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney and Adelaide airports.
Mr Paul Davies
Paul Davies is the General Manager, Market Capability at the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA). Paul’s role is to improve the sustainability awareness and training needs of the infrastructure industry, along with overseeing ISCA’s advocacy priorities. Paul previously worked for 3 years on the Operations, Trains and Stations delivery phase for the Sydney Metro Northwest metro rail link between Rouse Hill and Chatswood, both in the Executive Leadership Team and as the Senior Sustainability Manager.
Paul has a 40 year career in infrastructure, engineering, transport, commercial consulting, not-for-profit, small business, member services, science and technical standards. He is an ISCA Accredited Sustainability Professional, a Lead Certified Sustainability Assurance Practitioner, and has been a Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Certified Trainer, a member of GRI’s G4 Working Group, AccountAbility (UK)’s AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard Working Group, and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) Technical Group on Assurance.