Delivering public health through engineering services

At Cudd Bentley, our public health engineers specialise in the design of all types of above-ground foul, waste, rainwater water and domestic water systems. We collaborate closely with other specialist parties within the design team and local authority. This ensures that the final system designs meet all local authority regulations and design standards, ensuring that all building types and spaces are efficient and designed in a way that has public health at its heart and does not place the local authority networks under undue pressure.


Increased demands on water/drainage supplies

The challenge of meeting the rising demand on our existing water/drainage infrastructure, whilst also ensuring that the water and sanitation provisions are adequate and fit for purpose in every building or space is the remit of the public health engineer. These systems must be well-designed and maintained to meet demand. However, overpopulation in urban areas, changes to the climate and the impact of flooding increase the strains on these systems, which can place the local population’s health at risk. Aside from needing fresh drinking water to survive, hygiene is critical in preventing the spread of diseases and therefore public health engineers have an important job in assessing and designing the internal domestic water infrastructure for sanitation and hygiene needs as well as drainage stacks for ensuring the safe removal of soil or waste and rainwater.


Above-ground drainage/water solutions

Our public health engineers can deliver affordable and sustainable design solutions for above-ground drainage and incoming or internal water services, for domestic, residential, commercial, and industrial premises, incorporating all current design regulations. In addition, they can assess and provide solutions for external surface water drainage such as eaves and valley gutters and open space amenities or podium deck areas.


Listed below are examples of other areas where our specialist engineers can advise:

  • Commercial and residential sprinkler systems.
  • Vacuum drainage.
  • Water neutrality.
  • Blue and green roof systems.
  • Rainwater & grey water harvesting systems.
  • Spatial planning.


Areas public health engineers support

Over our years in practice, our public health engineers have delivered consultancy on a wide and a varied range of projects such as:

  • Education
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Mixed-use
  • Domestic
  • High rise
  • Health care


We can be engaged either prior to planning or at the beginning of the design stage for new, refurbishment and retrospective works on new and existing buildings. We are proud of our public health services team, so please consult with our team today on any domestic, residential, or commercial project.

Cudd Bentley About

Cudd Bentley Consulting is a leading independent engineering firm at the heart of building services since 1978.