Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of APWA Presents Upper Dublin Township’s Flood Control Structure Lecture and Tour
Location: URS Building Date: October 9, 2013 335 Commerce Drive 10:30- 1:30 Fort Washington, PA 19034 215-643-1600 x-3233
3 pdh credits
Agenda: 10:30 – 11:45 Presentation by URS (Construction Managers) 12:00 – 1:30 Tour of Flood Retarding Structure
Cost: $25.00 per person
Please make checks payable to - Southeastern PA – APWA
Send check and registration to: Mary Anne Fennell, Administrative Assistant Public Works Department Upper Dublin Township 801 Loch Alsh Avenue Fort Washington, PA 19034-1697 Phone is 215-643-1600 x-3233
Registration deadline is 10/4/13.
A check may be brought the day of the training – preregistration is required
Training Particulars: The presentation will cover both the Pine Run and the Rapp Run structures but the field view will be of the Pine Run facility. Two Professional Development Hours will be awarded. Participants must wear hard hats, safety vests and appropriate footwear.
Learning Objectives: The Business Park was built in the early fifties. 65% of the property was constructed in 100 year flood plain. There has been 24 major floods since 1959, resulting in tens of millions of damage, severe injuries and at least one fatality. The average annual damages total $3.7 M. The original construction preceded stormwater requirements. Retro-fitting existing development is difficult and expensive. Temple University completed an extensive study of the flooding in 2008.
Participants will learn the particulars about a successful project from siting, to design, to construct two large flood retarding structures in an urbanized area. The designs had to address the stringent environmental requirements of the Army Corps of Engineers, The PA Department of Environmental Protection, and the Montgomery County Conservation District. Private property was acquired and significant easements were obtained. The presentation will extensively cover the unique design and construction challenges of these projects. This will be followed by an onsite field tour of the largest structure. Lunch will be provided to all participants along with 3 pdh’s from APWA.