Preventive flood protection system
Climate change is increasingly leading to floods and flood events with enormous damages to property.
It is also a huge risk for the people.
Preventive hazard protection plays an important role in all areas.
Here, standards have prevailed that have prevented many disasters.
There are also possibilities for preventive flood protection, but these have not yet been applied in the less affected countries and areas. This may be due to a lack of willingness to invest or simply a lack of understanding.
We are not talking about systems that act directly on buildings, such as sheet pile walls or other systems as water penetration protection, but about large-scale construction measures that have a general area effect.
Of course, we cannot build systems that can completely prevent floods, but we can buy time for evacuation measures and lower water levels and, at best, provide complete flood protection in certain areas. But that always depends on how such a system can be installed and what the local geological drainage conditions are.
There are already underground shafts and catchment basins, such as in London or Tokyo, which specifically collect precipitation and surface water or, near the sea, storm water. This can mitigate and, at best, prevent damage.
The construction of such large catchment basins is mainly possible in undeveloped areas.
In sealed and built-up areas, retrofitted systems for hazard prevention make sense, but are often not possible in conventional construction.
We have already developed a system for this years ago, whose time has now certainly come.
It does not protect only individual buildings, but large areas, depending on how strongly we prioritizes area protection and how important the preservation of infrastructure is rated.
With our patented system, we can subsequently install large collection systems in areas and spaces inside and outside built-up areas, with which precipitation and surface water, or storm water near the sea, can be collected in a targeted manner.
Construction projects can be implemented quickly and easily also in small spaces to relieve infrastructure and traffic flows during construction work.
Construction work can be carried out with lighter construction machinery in order to protect natural areas and avoid unnecessary soil compaction.
Flood spaces are created by prefabricated concrete skeleton blocks.
The concrete skeleton blocks are designed in square or rectangular form.
They are also reinforced according to requirements and calculated loads.
They can be stacked several times and thus form required shafts and catch basins.
640 cubic metres
1600 cubic metres
25600 cubic metres
Depending on the defined size, they can be driven over underground.
The water inlet can be adapted constructively in a wide variety of ways as required.
Pumps, controllers, sensors with IDoT chips, for operating a plant and documenting events can be installed within the system.
Plant data can be sent and documented via a blockchain or the IOTA Tangle to participants such as authorities.
Advantages of the civil engineering system
Easy and quick to install.
Installation in the smallest of spaces.
Installation with small construction machines.
No soil compaction by large construction machines.
Easy delivery of the prefabricated system with standard trucks.
Very cost effective.
Small or huge shafts and basins possible.
Potential target groups
Certainly interesting for politics, investment companies, insurance companies, and so on.
Reduce risks, reduce costs, safe lives.
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