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Flood Control International Protect New Development in Dublin to 9ft H

13-03-2020

Flood Control International is protecting a large new development at Cardiff Lane, Dublin to 9ft height with demountable flood barriers. We have been working with architects and suppliers for 2 years so that the entire flood control system is fully removable leaving only small cast in sockets when not in place. Special posts were required due to the small footprint when tight up against windows. Special designs are the norm for Flood Control International where each situation needs special attention to get it right for architects, contractors and the end users.

Glass Floodbarrier tested by Storm Ciara

24-02-2020

Flood Control International's recently installed test panel of floodglass had its best test to-date when Storm Ciara caused large waves to eject stones onto Sidmouth’s seafront.

The test was exactly what Flood Control International was after to prove the effectiveness of the designed glass floodwalls in this aggressive environment.

The photograph shows what was a clean tarmac path with the stones and debris thown up by the waves.

Drop-Down Flood Barrier at Liverpool Street Station

28-01-2020

Flood Control International recently fully commissioned a drop-down flood barrier to Crossrail’s new Liverpool Street Station.

The flood barrier is shown in the photograph up above the opening, and it is driven downwards when floodwater is detected or a local switch is operated. There is full manual back up also in case of power failure.

Glass Floodwall Test Panel installed at Sidmouth in the BBC News

22-01-2020

Flood Control International's glass flood barriers were featured in a BBC piece in Sidmouth. A test panel of engineered flood glass design to withstand impact loads during storm events was installed at the seafront in Sidmouth as a trial against the coastal shingle thrown up by waves. The next few months will see if the glass is adopted for the entire coastal defence scheme.

This trial, in partnership with the Environment Agency and local government, is set up to see if investment in a significant glass floodwall project would be suitable for the exposed location.

Flood Control International’s design of the marine grade stainless steel framing and the glass itself is ideally suited to seafront locations.

Drop-Down Flood Barriers installed for British Telecom

13-01-2020

Flood Control International recently supplied four drop-down flood barriers to British Telecom’s exchange building in Londonderry. The flood barriers usually reside above the opening and are driven downwards when a water switch is triggered. There is full protection for obstructions, and the flood barriers can be operated by switch or manually as well if required. These flood barriers are often supplied as chemical containment barriers but are just as effective keeping floodwater out, as chemicals in.

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