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Planters Pumping Station Frontal Protection

This U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project involved the extension of nine (9) steel drainage discharge pipes (eight-84 in. diameter and one-36 in. diameter), installation of discharge pipe valves and associated electrical work, construction of a concrete flood protection T-Wall (consisting of pile foundation, wall and base slab) within the existing discharge basin, concrete scour protection at the location where the required T-wall ties into an existing earthen levee system at both ends of the improvement and a concrete dolphin protection system. In addition, miscellaneous work required for this project included placement and compaction of earthen backfill material and lightweight aggregate, construction of concrete paving between the pump station’s existing I-wall and required T-wall, construction of a steel walkway for the pipe extensions, and installation of a storm drain line behind the required T-wall. This project was a part of the Army Corps of Engineers work for the New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS).

DEI won three awards from the American Concrete Institute (ACI) for this project. The awards included: the Award of Excellence for Public Works Projects, the Award for Sustainability, and the Award for Overall Best Project of 2012.

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