The City of Calgary and Dillon have been honoured with the 2015 Alberta Public Works Association Project of the Year Award in the Disaster & Environment Category for the Lakeview Storm System Improvements. Project of the Year awards “recognize excellence in the construction, management and administration of public works projects in Alberta.”
The City of Calgary retained Dillon to investigate and determine the causes of recurring flooding in the community of Lakeview and recommend solutions to reduce future flooding in the study area. This multi-phase project included community engagement, preliminary and detailed design and construction services. We developed a fully functional hydrologic and hydrodynamic model of the existing system and determined that many parts of the system had only a 1-in-2 year level of service or less. The recommended solutions improved the system to an overall 1-in-50 year service level (2% chance of occurring). The design solutions recommended for this project balanced economic costs, social, and environmental considerations with the objective of reducing flood risk in the study area.
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