Most industries and professions are guilty of it. It makes communication easier among those in the know but jargon can often isolate or shut out those who don’t quite understand it and the field of flood resilience is no different. In an attempt to bridge the gap between two related but often disparate fields, this article will demystify some terms that are used widely within the field of flood resilience and explain how they might relate to architects.Read on
EDF Product Qualification
Following the disastrous events at the Japanese nuclear power plant at Fukashima, the requirement to protect all of EDF’s French nuclear power stations became urgent.
The French regulator insisted on passive flood barriers (that required no human intervention) for all the sites. In addition, that specified the barriers must be able to withstand an earthquake event up to a magnitude 5 on the Richter scale.
FloodBreak were invited to participate in the tender process and Aquobex, as their sole partner in the UK, started to engage with EDF and Bristol University to undergo the required seismic testing.Read on