Many properties located close to waterways and floodplains have recently been re-classified as flood prone to protect residents from the risk of 1 in 100 year flood events and the rising sea level.
AWMA are assisting many councils, building developers and home owners to incorporate flood protection into their assets, with options available for greenfield and brownfield sites.
Lendlease engaged AWMA to design, manufacture, install and commission flood barriers to protect the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
AWMA’s FloodFree Concealed Flood Barriers protect the main entrance to the building with a barrier 16.1m wide x 1m high, as well as a secondary entrance 3.15m x 1m. As pictured this barrier is ‘concealed’, vertically, beneath the pavement with a top plate, side panels and drainage system integrated into the surrounding aesthetics. Once approaching water reaches a predetermined height, alarms will signal and the flood barriers will automatically rise.
The Loading Docks and Stairways are protected with FloodFree Passive Tilting Flood Barriers; 4m wide x 1.25m high and 2m wide x 1.35m high. These flood barriers are integrated horizontally, into the flooring surface, they are fully trafficable and automatically rise once a predetermined water level is triggered.
AWMA’s range of FloodFree Barriers have been accepted by Melbourne Water for flood barriers as required in DA applications. They are Australian-made, proven systems, designed for low maintenance, low risk and best value for money. All products are made-to-order to ensure specifications are accounted for (including flood type, debris, operation, safety etc).