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PRESENTATION NATIONAL FLOOD PROOFING CONFERENCE TAMPA, FLORIDA MARCH 25 – 29, 2002 FLOOD CONTROL AMERICA “INVISIBLE FLOOD CONTROL WALL TM ” www.floodcontrolam.com .

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PRESENTATIONNATIONAL FLOOD PROOFING CONFERENCETAMPA, FLORIDAMARCH 25 – 29, 2002FLOOD CONTROL AMERICA“INVISIBLE FLOOD CONTROL WALLTM” www.floodcontrolam.com


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MARCH 1997 VENLO, HOLLAND, MAAS RIVER PHOTO ENCOMPASSES THIS PRESENTATION FLOOD PROTECTION THAT PRESERVES URBAN RIVERSIDE LIFEREVOLUTIONARY DEMOUNTABLE FLOOD CONTROL WALL


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EVOLVED FROM COLOGNE, GERMANY MID 1980’S REPETITIVE RHINE RIVER FLOODING PATENTED INTERNATIONALLY “SET THE FLAME BURNING FROM WITHIN”


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ONE MONTH LATER….A DISASTROUS FAILURE STORY EAST GRAND FORKS, MN – GRAND FORKS, ND RED RIVER 4/97 FLOOD OF RECORD EARTHEN LEVEE FAILURE AND OVER-TOPPING


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EAST GRAND FORKS, MN 4/97FLOOD LEVEL LINE(8) DRY BUILDINGS REMAINING IN CITYGARY SAUNDERS, CITY ENGINEER, “THERE MUST BE A BETTER WAY.”


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EAST GRAND FORKS, MN….TODAY A WONDERFUL SUCCESS STORYFOR FCA… A FIVE YEAR CONTINUING STRUGGLE….SELLING ANEW IDEA TO SOLVE THE NATION’S FLOODING PROBLEMSSCULPTURE AT CABELA’S, A NEW BUSINESS……


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CABELA’SLOCATED 200 FT BEHIND IFCWTM


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STATUE REPRESENTS IFCWTM PROGRESS….BLUE MOOSE RESTAURANTNORTH ABUTMENT OF IFCWTM EAST GRAND FORKS, MNIFCWTM….A DEMONSTRATION PROJECT BUILT IN 1999EDA, FEMA, STATE OF MN, ST. PAUL COE, CITY OF EAST GRAND FORKS


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THIS PRESENTATION EMPHASIZES SUCCESS LOUISVILLE, KY OHIO RIVER NEW LOUISVILLE SLUGGER FIELD COMPLETED 4/2000 NOTE IFCWTM SILL PLATE


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REVISITING THE OLDCHAOS AND DESTRUCTION REPETITIVE WASTE AND LOSS MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN


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A SWEET SUCCESS STORY…APRIL 2001 FARGO, ND – RED RIVER OF THE NORTH OAK GROVE LUTHERAN SCHOOL1997 FLOOD OF RECORD $3.5 MILLION DAMAGE


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OAK GROVE SCHOOL PROJECT BUILD TIME FIVE MONTHSIFCWTM (5) ACCESS CLOSURES PLANKS READY FOR INSTALLATION


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ACCEPTANCE INSTALLATION FEBRUARY 2001 (5) CLOSURES HEIGHT 4 - 6 FT WIDTH 10 - 17 FT TIME 1.25 HOURS – CREW OF SIX


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THEN A FLOOD HAPPENED! 3 MONTHS LATER APRIL 2001 LACK OF CHAOS AND DESTRUCTION NOTE THE CURRENT FLOW


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FARGO, ND SUCCESS STORY RED RIVER CHANNEL BACKGROUND PARK, STREET


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FLOOD HEIGHT 2 FT + OR – FLOW RIGHT TO LEFT BACKGROUND CHANNELA SCHOOL IS SAVED


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NEW IFCWTMTECHNOLOGY AT WORK LOUISVILLE, KY UTILIZATION OF HISTORIC RAILROAD STATION ADJACENT TO OHIO RIVER



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JANUARY 1937 FLOOD OF RECORD “COE” CONCRETE WALL 21ST CENTURY CHANGING NEEDS LOUISVILLE DISTRICT COE AUSPICES


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EXISTING “COE” CONCRETE WALL REMOVED TO SUB GRADE IFCWTM INSERTEDINVISIBLE WALL A RESULT


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HOW DOES IT WORK? THREADED DAYTON ANCHOR POSITIONED DEEP INTO CONCRETE FOUNDATION


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IFCWTM SILL PLATE POSITIONED ON TOP OF FOOTING COMPONENTS SET INTO CONCRETE FOUNDATION


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IFCWTM WALL INSTALLATION PLACE VERTICAL PARTING SUPPORTS BOLT PASSES THROUGH SILL PLATE INTO THREADS OF ANCHOR LOCATED IN CONCRETE FOUNDATION


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NEXT….PATENTED ALUMINUM PLANK SEALED TONGUE AND GROOVE DESIGN SIDE THRUST RESISTANT BASE PLANK “FOOT” PROFILE - SEALED


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BASE PLANK ORIENTS WET/DRY SIDESEALS ON PLANK AND VERTICAL DRY SIDECONTINUOUS DRY SIDE SEAL ALWAYS FACES DRY SIDE NOTE VERTICAL LOCKING HANDLEPLANK IS ALLOWED TO FILL WITH WATER AS FLOOD WATERS RISE


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20 FT LENGTHS ON THIS IFCWTM PROJECT STANDARD PLANK DESIGN, MAX LENGTH 35 FT PLANK WEIGHT 4.5 POUNDS/LN FT FOUR MEN TO INSTALL


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LOUISVILLE WALL DIMENSIONS 700 FT LENGTH 4 FT – 9 FT HEIGHT FIRST TIME INSTALLATION 8 MEN – 12 HOURS


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INTERMEDIATE AND PARTING SUPPORTS HOLD DOWN CLAMPS TIGHTEN NUTS ON THREADED RODS DRAWS SEALS TO A SQUEEZE SETTIGHT…A SUCTION POP WHEN DISMANTLING


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THE INVISIBLE FLOOD CONTROL WALLTM STRUCTURAL FLOOD CONTROL…. NOT AS YOU’VE KNOWN IT IFCWTM….. MINGLES EASILY WITH URBAN SCENE!!


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IFCWTM SILL PLATE ALLOWS UNIMPEDED FOOT TRAFFIC AND DELIVERY VEHICLEACCESS DIRECTLY OVER INVISIBLE WALL BASE.


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IFCWTM….PROTECTS, PRESERVES AND RECONNECTSENJOY… DON’T DESTROY THE RIVER


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BRECKENRIDGE, MN RED RIVER OF THE NORTH PROTECT AND PRESERVE HEADWATERS PARK….CULTURAL SHRINE 5 FT CONCRETE WALL AND IFCWTM 4/97 3 FT OF FLOOD WATER


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BRECKENRIDGE INSTALLATION IFCWTM WALL 4 FT X 90 FT 4 TO 6 MEN 1 ½ - 2 HOURS


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BRECKENRIDGE, MN WET SIDE FOUNDATION FLUSH TO GROUND ALL STANDARDIZED COMPONENTS


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STORAGE 4 FT X 90 FT COMPLETE ONE PALLET 10 FT X 5 FT X 5 FT VERTICAL SUPPORTS, LOCKING HANDLES HOLD DOWN CLAMPS


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EAST GRAND FORKS, MN APRIL 2001 RED RIVER FLOOD GAUGE ON BRIDGE ABUTMENT 4/97 FLOOD OF RECORD ALMOST TO TOP


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IFCWTM EAST GRAND FORKS, MN 2001 RED RIVER…ALMOST A FLOOD WITHIN 1 FT OF WALL


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EAST GRAND FORKS, MN IFCWTM “VISIBLE”MAXIMUM HEIGHT 10 FT ON TOP OF PARAPET WALL1997 FLOOD EQUAL TO LEVEL OF TOP OF CONCRETE WALLINTERMEDIATE AND PARTING SUPPORT INSTALLED


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EAST GRAND FORKS, MN IFCWTM SAME VIEW “INVISIBLE” 99% OF THE TIME CITY EMPHASIZING RIVER HERITAGE


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EAST GRAND FORKS, MN APRIL 2001 WET SIDE “VISIBLE” – PARTING SUPPORTSMAXIMUM DIMENSIONS 14 FT X 880 FT


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WET SIDE “INVISIBLE” LIFE AND BUSINESS AS USUAL NO LACK OF INVESTOR CONFIDENCE


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EAST GRAND FORKS, MN DRY SIDE PARTIAL INSTALLATION DIAGONAL BRACES NOT INSTALLED



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ON A COLD SPRING DAY, ONE CAN SEE THE PROMISE OF SUMMER SIDEWALK TABLES AND COMMUNITY ENJOYMENT OF THE RED RIVER THANKS TO THE IFCWTM


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IFCWTM…. SAVED A CITY’S SOUL PROVIDES BENIGN FLOOD PROTECTION $33 MILLION NEW BUSINESS INVESTMENT – 5 YEARS FLOURISHING CITY CENTER ST. PAUL DISTRICT “COE” AUSPICES


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EAST GRAND FORKS, MNIFCWTM AWARD WINNING


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CLOSURE REVIEW SIMILAR TO OAK GROVE SCHOOL….VENLO, HOLLAND TYPICAL CLOSURE 8 FT X 20 FT – FLUSH SILL PLATE ABUTMENT CONTAINING LOCKING HANDLES


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CAIRO, IL REPETITIVE FLOOD HISTORY SOUTHERN TIP OF ILLINOIS PENINSULA FORMED BY MISSISSIPPI AND OHIO RIVERS


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MEMPHIS DISTRICT “COE” AUSPICES CAIRO, IL IFCWTM CLOSURES (6) DIMENSIONS 16 - 18 FT X 4 - 10 FT INSTALLATION VERTICAL SUPPORTS AND DIAGONAL BRACE


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CAIRO, IL WET SIDE “STACKING” ALUMINUM PLANKS TWO MAN JOB – USER FRIENDLY


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CAIRO, IL OHIO RIVER DRY SIDE DIAGONAL BRACES….PIN CONNECTED THRUST SHOE/TENSION ROD “COE”…SOLE SOURCE PURCHASE


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CEDAR FALLS, IA ROCK ISLAND “COE” DISTRICT AUSPICES (3) CLOSURES WIDTH 20 FT HEIGHT 8 FTSTREET, RAILROAD, BICYCLE PATH104 FT X 7 FT WALL IFCWTM PROTECTS NATIONAL ARCHIVE BUILDING


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CEDAR FALLS, IA AUSPICES IFCWTM MORE INGENUITY! RAILWAY CLOSURE SPACER TO “BRIDGE” RAIL HEIGHT OTHERWISE STANDARD COMPONENTS


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SHELBY, OH AUSPICES WAREHOUSE FACILITY DOORS FLOOD PROOFING ATTACHED TO CONCRETE FOUNDATION


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SHIPPING RAMP… AUSPICES NO PROBLEM!


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LOUISVILLE BASEBALL STADIUM AUSPICES PLAYING FIELD ACCESS CLOSURE OHIO RIVER LOOMS IN BACKGROUND


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CLOSURE 8 FT X 26 FT AUSPICES WET SIDE VIEW ACCEPTANCE INSTALLATION ALL COMPONENTS STANDARDIZED


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EAST GRAND FORKS, MN STATE HIGHWAY CLOSURE AUSPICES ONE OF THREE CLOSURES DIMENSION 60 FT X 14 FT IFCWTM “VISIBLE”….WET SIDE TWO MORE CURRENTLY BEING INSTALLED


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EAST GRAND FORKS, MN STATE HIGHWAY 2 AUSPICES 60 FT X 14 FT DRY SIDE – “VISIBLE” DIAGONAL BRACES


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INVISIBLE CLOSURE AUSPICES 60 FT X 14 FTON A TYPICAL DAY….TRAFFIC PASSING THROUGH THE MAIN GATE CLOSURE INTO EAST GRAND FORKS CITY CENTER


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IFCW AUSPICES TM PROTECTS WORLD FAMOUS VELAUS RESTAURANT VENLO, HOLLAND MAAS RIVER 1996 FLOOD LEVEL TO WINDOW SILL RESTAURANT – VISUAL PLEASURE OF CLASSIC RIVERSIDE VIEW


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VENLO, HOLLAND AUSPICES SILL PLATE – STANDARD COMPONENTS A CITY CENTER THRIVING WITH IFCWTM


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FARGO, ND….FARGODOME AUSPICES UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA


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OVERLAND FLOODING YEAR 2000 AUSPICES INDOOR STADIUM FLOODED….BUILDING AND FIELD INUNDATED….SOLUTION IFCWTMINVISIBLE WALL 110 FT X 8 FT


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REPETITIVE THEME..STANDARDIZED COMPONENTS AUSPICES FROM VENLO, HOLLAND TO FARGO, ND


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IFCW AUSPICES TM – “INVISIBLE”IFCWTM….IS A PROBLEMSOLVEROVER (40) INSTALLATIONS IN U.S.


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FLOOD CONTROL AMERICA AUSPICES INVISIBLE FLOOD CONTROL WALLTMwww.floodcontrolam.com