History Channel showcases two Stantec design feats
We are proud and excited to announce that two Stantec projects are featured on HISTORY Channel’s new season of Project Impossible. The 10-part series investigates today’s biggest engineering challenges.
“Engineering America” airs on September 1 at noon (ET/PT) and showcases Stantec’s design of a massive drainage pumping station complex in New Orleans, Louisiana. The $700-million Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps (PCCP) project—three separate pumping stations and flood gate closure systems—is the final piece of a $14.6 billion hurricane and storm damage risk reduction system. Launched after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the PCCP is the second largest such project in the world and will significantly enhance the City’s resiliency to tropical storms and hurricanes. The PCCP complexes are located on the key city drainage canals on London Avenue, Orleans Avenue and 17th street at Lake Ponchartrain.
The next Stantec project will be featured in “Conquering the Arctic”. The segment focuses on northern engineering feats and highlights the Stantec-designed Iqaluit Airport, the first successful P3 Airport in North America. The Iqaluit Airport is one of Canada’s northernmost flight hubs and was built to serve the remote community of Nunavut in its stark, dark, and frozen climate.
About Project Impossible
Each episode of Project Impossible features multiple stories that illustrate man-made projects that are crucial to our future. These projects include a massive North Sea wind station with 600-foot rotors, a giant sea wall that will protect the ancient city of Venice from rising waters, the world’s largest moveable structure in Chernobyl, and the construction of a fleet of nuclear powered icebreaking ships.
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