UK: Mott MacDonald is designing a £15 million flood protection scheme in Stonehaven, UK, to protect the town against the River Carron. The global management, engineering and development consultancy firm is designing flood walls and embankments using 2D hydraulic modelling, which will help to verify flood levels. The consultancy is also undertaking ground investigations and environmental surveys. Building information modelling is also being used to allow a collaborative approach for all parties involved on the project.
Stephen Knight, Mott MacDonald’s project director, says, “We have been improving the efficiency of the initial concept design by reducing piling requirements, overall material volumes and simplifying construction requirements. Working with statutory bodies, we are aiming to minimise the impact on the watercourse during construction by maintaining part of the existing river channel where possible.”
Source: Mott MacDonald