SUSTAINABLE WORK IN SUSTAINABLE DRAINAGE

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A registered practice of the Landscape Institute, 2B has been operating for over 20 years as a landscape architecture consultancy.  They provide a full range of landscape architectural services including assessment, design and visualisation, through to implementation.  They have experience of sustainable drainage design as well as green infrastructure systems.

The challenge

PROJECT PARTNERS

A SUSTAINABLE SOURCE OF WORK IN SUSTAINABLE DRAINAGE

2B Landscape Consultancy have Chartered Landscape Architect status and are commercial experts within the Natural Flood Management (NFM) as well as Sustainable Drainage Solutions (SuDS) sector.

2B want to extend the portfolio of services they offer by adding remote surveying and sensing technology to their expertise in order to enhance the company’s services around flood mitigation.

The solution

PROJECT LEAD

Dr Chun Keat Yew,
Lead Researcher

A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION TO SURVEY IMPLEMENTATION

3D visualisation of proposed landscaping designs enables clients to better absorb and understand the design concept and technicalities. 2B currently have expertise in producing 3D designs of landscapes however, they recognise that technology offers new possibilities to extend their services.

In particular, there are technical and knowledge gaps within 2B’s surveying expertise including the use of drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

In consultation with 2B, we have developed a high-level support package with a blend of workshop and direct delivery work packages, drawing on University of Hull expertise and experience from a broad range of technical sectors. In our initial project planning meetings, 2B mentioned “West Wolds Slow The Flow”, a partnership set up by 2B to look at nature-based solutions to flooding in its area. It became apparent that this would be an ideal opportunity for 2B explore drone-based surveys; increasing their own team’s understanding, while bringing benefits to the West Wolds project.

We will help 2B understand, define and characterise the requirements needed to be able to access professional drone survey capability.  This will include exploration of: hardware, software including GIS, resources, data quality and formats.

“As well as gaining an understanding of drone use for surveys generally, we wanted to apply that learning through a practical and useful example, to fill a gap in local topographical data. FIC has been very flexible and agreed to base their support around a drone survey at Newbald, at the top of the catchment. We are excited to see what information will be provided by the different techniques, such as LiDAR and photographic technologies. FIC’s equipment is cutting-edge – we are privileged to be getting the benefit of it”

Bill Blackledge, Director
2B Landscape Consultancy

The RESULT

SUPPORTING 2B TO GROW THEIR LANDSCAPE CONSULTANCY

Following the Flood Innovation Centre intervention, we expect that 2B will have enhanced capability to provide appropriate end to end solutions from survey, through design, to delivery and maintenance. They will also have explored new supplier and client networks. It is expected that this support from the Flood Innovation Centre will allow them to secure more clients and to grow their business.

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