Recurring flooding due to inefficient drainage during heavy rainstorms is a high potential risk at Charoen Krung Road. The area is above sea level, however, due to the lack of drainage and drainage maintenance in the area, the roads are regularly flooded after rainstorms which results in regular flooding events to surrounding buildings.
The owners of the I’m Chinatown shopping and hotel complex wanted to mitigate the risk of damage to the property and were looking for an efficient flood protection solution to block the front entrance to the public underground car parking building.
The owners engaged AS FRIIS as the flood protection consultants and in cooperation with the owner, Architects, Syntec Construction and maintenance staff a solution was developed that suited the needs as well as the budget.
The solution provided by AS FRIIS was the demountable Friiva NF 035 Aluminium flood protection barrier. The customer chose this option due to the strong design of the centre poles which can hold back water without any additional back support and the flexibility in flood protection height as the customer can install panels as they wish, in regard to flooding heights, making it faster to install and remove. When there is no risk of flooding the barrier panels/logs and centre pole can be removed and stored away for the next flooding season.
The supply included a car entrance flood protection barrier, 4.7 m wide with a flood protection height of 1.2 m and a car park exit flood protection barrier, 10 m wide with a flood protection height of 1.2m.
The Friiva Flood protection barriers were installed over a few days including modification to the existing foundation and wall poles as well as installing removable centre poles.
I’m Chinatown is a high-end dining and shopping mall complex located at Charoen Krung Road in the central part of Bangkok’s old Chinatown.
The complex includes Asia Hotel, a private residence building under the I’m Chinatown brand as well a 6-story public underground parking facility.
Read more about I’m Chinatown here http://www.iamchinatownbkk.com/ I’m Chinatown
AS FRIIS LTD specialises in flood protection solutions and services. AS FRIIS LTD product portfolio includes Cold Flood Mobile wide area barriers from Denmark, Friiva Gate & Fence barriers, Dam Easy Door & Gate Barriers from Ireland, and an extensive range of accessories to protect residential homes and commercial properties and municipalities against flooding.
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