Flood Control: Critical Infrastructure

LOCATION: British Columbia, Canada PROJECT PARTNERS: Layfield, Colony Farm Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, the Coquitlam Fire and Rescue department SCOPE: Aquadam Flood Control and Cofferdam Installation

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Project Summary

The Colony Farm Forensic Psychiatric Hospital (CFFPH) was facing the threat of rapidly approaching flood waters with no more than 48 hours to prepare. As the CFFPH is a prison, they needed to protect a building with low elevation that housed the medical centre for the prison. Not only did they require a solution that could be deployed quickly, the solution also had to accommodate various elevations. Layfield provided a solution that combined the use of 6’ and 3’ high Aquadams to deal with the elevation changes. The Aquadam solution was also extremely efficient to deploy and the building was fully protected in about 20 hours of work. The Coquitlam Fire and Rescue department was also onsite to learn more about Aquadam and how it can be used in rapid response situations.