Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps (LA)
USACE - New Orleans District
Kiewit & Stantec - Fixed-Price Design-Build
The three main outfall canals in New Orleans, located at Lake Pontchartrain, are critical elements of the area’s flood control system, serving as drainage conduits for much of the city. To block storm surges at these flood-prone canals, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers elected to replace interim closure structures (ICS) built in 2006 with new separate, permanent closure structures and pump stations.
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- How the delivery approach contributed to the project's success
- Why coordination with contractors at multiple location sites was crucial
The importance of early and regular communication with suppliers and subcontractors