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SuDS project seeks views on standards update

Posted: 02-Jun-2020

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has commissioned HR Wallingford, working with CIRIA, McCloy Consulting, Illman Young Landscape Design and others, to carry out a research project exploring potential updates to the English Non-Statutory Technical Standards for SuDS (NSTS).

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Constructing large physical models is a complex undertaking

Posted: 14-May-2020

When you step inside our vast physical modelling laboratories, you could be forgiven for believing you have stepped into an aircraft hangar. World-leading science and engineering is conducted here on a huge scale, using large, complex physical models. Laboratory Manager Dr David Todd explains how such models are designed and built.

Building a scale model of Aberdeen's proposed harbour extension.  Continue reading ›

HR Wallingford acquires Cussons Technology’s Marine Hydrodynamics business

Posted: 03-Dec-2019

International engineering consultants HR Wallingford have acquired the Marine Hydrodynamics division of Manchester-based Cussons Technology, after they were placed in to administration on 17 October 2019. Continue reading ›

Innovative tsunami generator forces building guidance rethink

Posted: 03-Dec-2019

Understanding of the forces exerted by tsunami waves on sea walls and coastal buildings has leapt forward through research that we conducted with University College London (UCL) using a third generation tsunami simulator.   

HR Wallingford’s tsunami simulator - in a 70m long and 4m wide channel - is the largest device in Europe. Pictured with Ian Chandler and Esther Gomes from the Urban Waves project team. Continue reading ›

Predicting plastic pathways in the Thames and beyond

Posted: 04-Mar-2019

Understanding how plastic is transported in our rivers and oceans is vital to managing global plastic waste Continue reading ›

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