Software Solutions

Aqua Consultants put technology solutions at the heart of everything we do.

Our Solutions

We recognise the value and efficiency that harnessing technology can offer to revolutionise the services that we are able to offer our clients. Delivered by our in-house software development team and engineers, a sample of the solutions we have developed for our clients and to enhance our own service offerings can be found below, however we can also develop tailored solutions to address your specific requirements. We also have models that cover the majority of water sector assets and components.

Auto Utility – an innovative web-based concept design and cost modelling tool

A web-based concept design and cost modelling solution that allows you to automatically create your own pipeline designs and BIM models.

Auto Utility provides data-rich mapping layers including existing pipeline network, topography, SSSI, specially designated areas and other utility services enabling quick and effective route planning. Find our more at:

Component Level Scoping & Estimating solutions – for South West Water

Aqua Consultants have developed component level Scoping & Estimating solutions for our client, starting with a web-based tool to support the private sewer transfer programme.

The tool is used by our clients own resources or supply chain providers to provide consistent and accurate scope and costs against which  contractor proposals can be quickly and easily validated or challenged.

Online Gas to Grid for Northern Gas Networks

Aqua Consultants developed Northern Gas Networks’ strategic approach to the emerging biomethane market. 

One of the outputs of the strategic review was to develop an engineering and estimating tool which can support developers, gas producers and farmers in reducing their upfront costs of undertaking feasibility studies for anaerobic digestion proejcts. The tool is publically available via Northern Gas Network’s dedicated website

ENSCES: Engineering, Scoping & Estimating System

Our Engineering, Scoping and Estimating (ENSCES) system is our internal, web-based and engineering-led solution to integrated scoping and Totex estimating.

ENSCES has coverage of the most commonly used water treatment, wastewater treatment, sludge and network assets. The outputs include a detailed scope of works, detailed capital cost estimates, profiled operational cost estimates, and whole life cost and carbon estimates. The system can be used with very little input information (for Periodic Review) or with a wealth of site specific information (design optioneering). The system is modular in nature and can be readily adapted to suit any asset intensive industry such as gas and power.

Auto Structural Design: Automating the structural engineering of water retaining structures

Auto Structural Design (ASD) is a web-based model available under user license for automating the structural design and cost estimate of various different types of water retaining concrete structures, developed in partnership with HAC (Howes Atkinson Crowder) LLP.

The user inputs basic design information such as length, depth, height, cover requirements, ground conditions, reinforcement spacing, ground water level etc. The module calculates section sizes and produces an initial design and costing report to British or European codes of practice and also to international standards including Australian, American and Brazilian.

Hindsight – Construction Cost Database

Hindsight cost database is our internal, web-based cost database which includes over 60,000 individual cost items across various utilities sectors and geographical regions.

The data includes civil, mechanical and electrical items. Hindsight  can be used to produce cost models based upon histroric data and to develop estimates for prospective projects.

Case Studies

Our Capability, experience and knowledge is demonstrated in our case studies as is the successful deliver we achieve at all times.

To find out more about Aqua Consultants please call us on +44 (0)1274 661444