Sacramento-area experts part of massive flood-control project

Published: Wednesday, May. 15, 2013 - 11:43 am

Sacramento-area officials with the Edmonton, Alberta, Canada-based professional services and design consultant company Stantec Inc. will be part of a massive flood-control project in New Orleans.

Besides involvement from multiple Stantec officials in the region, Rocklin-based Stantec Principal Mark Smith will serve as design manager for the $614.8 million pump station project.

Stantec was selected lead design engineer and architect for a joint venture design/build contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District.

Stantec will provide numerous services for the three "Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps" facilities to be built near Lake Pontchartrain and in New Orleans.

Officials said the PCCP facilities will form one of the largest drainage pumping station projects in the world, designed to operate continuously and independently during major hurricanes. The project is designed to reduce flood risks created by tropical storms and 100-year storm surges.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said construction is expected to begin this fall, with completion expected within 44 months.

Call The Bee's Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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