History Canada to feature major Stantec design feats
We are proud and excited to announce that two Stantec projects will be featured on HISTORY’s upcoming season of Project Impossible. The series explores “epic engineering projects that were considered unthinkable just a few years ago.” Project Impossible begins airing in Canada on July 27th, 2018 and is scheduled for a US release later this fall. Watch the trailer here.
“Episode 6: Engineering America” airs on July 28th at 2PM PDT and showcases Stantec’s design of a massive pumping station complex in New Orleans, Louisiana. The $690-million Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps (PCCP) project—three massive drainage pumping stations and flood gate closure systems—is the final piece of a $14.5 billion hurricane and storm damage risk reduction system. Launched after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the PCCP is the second largest drainage pumping station project in the world and will greatly assist Metro New Orleans area in improving its level of resiliency for tropical storms and hurricanes.
The next Stantec project will be featured in “Episode 9: Conquering the Arctic” and air on Saturday, July 28th at 4PM PDT. 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.
Check back for US air dates!
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.
Creating a buzz"It’s amazing to me how many people know of this project, or are interested in hearing a presentation about it. I don't recall how many times I have given or been a part of presenting on PCCP. People are always impressed by the magnitude of this undertaking!" - Mark Willis
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