Water

When you think of a building, a masterplan or a regeneration project, water resource management sits at the forefront of the design process as a key element.

However challenging the project or environment is, our water engineering specialists are skilled at finding innovative solutions to the most complex problems. Our fresh approach to flood mitigation, river and coastal engineering, water resources and waterfront developments have helped us engage with the client to bring their vision and aspirations to life. Sensitive and sustainable planning is fundamental to our approach.

Our specialist engineers provide the necessary expertise to deliver both high quality products whilst also supporting our wider design teams to innovate – fostering creativity and ensuring sound engineering.

Our links within the industry and academia ensure that we are at the forefront of our field in a rapidly developing industry.

Our skill sets and knowledge include the following:

  • Flood Risk Assessment
  • Hydrological and Hydraulic Modelling 
  • Temporary & Permanent Flood Defence 
  • Coastal Structure design (breakwaters, harbours and beach management structures etc.) 
  • Marina Planning and Design 
  • Amenity coastal edge design 
  • Water Quality modelling 
  • Groundwater and hydrogeological modelling 
  • Water balance assessment 
  • Marine Environmental monitoring 
  • Sediment Transport Modelling 
  • 2D and 3D Hydrodynamic Modelling
  • River wall survey and remediation Historic structures restoration (lakes, canals, harbours, control structures etc)

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Happold Consulting

Project

04/04/2013

Working closely with architects SOM and our colleagues based in the UK, USA and China, our team prepared a detailed economic strategy to support a concept masterplan for the proposed JingJin New Economic City.

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Buro Happold

News

29/01/2014

Senior engineer, David Koysman, who is based in our New York office, was recently interviewed by NBC 4 New York's news team, for a segment on New York City's aging infrastructure. To view the video, click <link...

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Flooding
Buro Happold

Blog

10/01/2014

While the recent storms buffeting the UK can’t be compared, in terms of quantum of impact, to the recent polar vortex in North America or the devastating typhoon that hit the Philippines in November 2013, they have on

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The National Infrastructure Plan: Water, Waste and Flooding
Buro Happold

Blog

20/12/2013

In December 2013 the UK Government published its latest National Infrastructure Plan, and in response we're posting a series of blogs which highlight those aspects that caught our attention. In this our fourth and last blog...

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Y magazine - Issue two
Buro Happold

News

02/12/2013

What image do you conjure up in your mind if we say the word ‘engineer’ to you? Stereotypical responses cover anything from a backroom geek or hands-on practitioner, to dashing larger than life orchestrators of the great leaps...

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Shrimp Boat - Copyright Tim Carruthers
Buro Happold

News

25/09/2013

The Changing Course competition, with the support and participation of the State of Louisiana and the US Army Corps of Engineers, seeks to develop approaches that demonstrate how, over time, the Mississippi River’s water...

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Buro Happold

Project

13/08/2013

The Money Hill Consortium engaged Buro Happold to assist in the design and preparation of outline and detailed planning applications for a development that will include 605 new homes, a medical health centre, primary school and...

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Jazan Industrial City
Buro Happold

Project

13/08/2013

Buro Happold has been commissioned by the Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MODON) to carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the construction and operation of the proposed Jazan Industrial City.  The...

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Folkestone Seafront
Buro Happold

Project

06/08/2013

The redevelopment of Folkestone Seafront represents an important part of the town’s regeneration and will bring 1,000 new homes and up to 10,000m2 of commercial and leisure uses to the prominent beach side site. Buro...

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Msheireb Downtown Doha Phase 2 and 3

Project

05/08/2013

Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the Msheireb Downtown Doha project involves an ambitious plan to regenerate part of the city centre of Doha in Qatar in a sustainable way for the 21st century, and Buro Happold is working with client...

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TRACE City energy thumbnail
Happold Consulting

Project

19/06/2013

Consideration of the efficiency of energy use at the city-scale can present budget constrained cities with a significant opportunity to respond to their energy needs without sacrificing their development priorities. The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management and Assistance Programme recognised that for city authorities to successfully identify appropriate and feasible energy efficiency interventions, they need new and practical tools that inform the underpinning decision-making processes. Looking to catalyse more rapid understanding of city-scale energy use issues and appropriate responses, the World Bank commissioned Happold Consulting to develop a Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy (TRACE).

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Perot exterior 2 ©Roland Halbe web thumbnail
Buro Happold

News

10/05/2013

A gravity-fed waterfall and 'raintubes' that reveal the journey of water from roof to cistern, a building dashboard that displays data about water capture and reuse, and an integrated system that diverts 100% of site runoff for...

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James Philippa and Will in Malawi
Buro Happold

Blog

25/02/2013

Delivering clean and reliable water supplies in urban environments is a major challenge that many African nations are facing today. In small towns across Malawi the current problem is not actually the supply itself but how to...

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Ad’Diriyyah Comprehensive Development Plan thumbnail
Happold Consulting

Project

15/11/2012

Ad’Diriyyah represents a series of stunning historic oasis settlements situated in Wadi Hanifah, itself an area of outstanding natural beauty, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Riyadh. The site is both the location for the founding of modern Saudi Arabia as well as the birth of the Wahab school of Islam (the “Oneness Movement”).

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Jeddah Strategic Plan thumbnail
Happold Consulting

Project

15/11/2012

Jeddah is facing the challenge of sustainably managing its growth for the coming 20 years. During this period, the city will be required to create nearly 1.2 million new jobs and develop around 50,000 new homes per every year.

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Sabah Al Ahmed Sea City Thumbnail
Buro Happold

Project

26/05/2011

The site of the Sabah Al Ahmad Sea City development is adjacent to the Arabian Gulf coastline, 85km south of Kuwait City. From two environmentally impoverished hyper saline creeks, an ecologically rich waterway city is growing....

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Buro Happold

Project

05/05/2011

Wadi Hanifah is a 120km long, 4500km2 watershed that passes through the capital city of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Located in the middle of the Najd Plateau it has been labelled the most significant natural feature in the region.

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Wadi Hannifah
Buro Happold

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