AWMA purpose-engineered four Concealed Flood Barriers to protect a new shopping centre in Sydney.
Flood barriers isolate the shopping precinct from stormwater run-off and mitigate floodwaters from nearby waterways.
The flood barriers range from 2m to over 13m in length and are concealed below ground level at access points.
Concealed Flood Barriers are designed to deploy automatically ahead of rising flood and/or storm water levels, without the need for external power or manual operation.
Engineered using the principles of buoyancy ensures the barriers activate as and when required 24/7, 365 days a year. Marine grade aluminium is used for gate construction, ensuring the structure is light but extremely strong. The capping plate is custom fabricated to client requirements, including materials that accommodate adjacent flooring, aesthetics, traffic, visibility, surface treatments etc. At a predetermined water level, a high water alarm is triggered which sets off visual and audible alarm systems to ensure public safety. The flood barrier automatically rises from within a fabricated cassette below ground level. The cassette is plumbed into the stormwater system. The barrier remains in the deployed state until the surrounding water level recedes and the cassette is drained. At this point the alarm beacons will automatically switch off.
AWMA offer a large range of flood protection barriers from asset protection to entire town levee systems. View more flood mitigation projects and flood prevention solutions at; https://www.awmawatercontrol.com.au/flood-mitigation/