A Creative, Functional Upgrade


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Title: A Creative, Functional Upgrade

Author(s): Steven R. Close, Ronald C. McLaughlin, and Orville “Bud” Werner II

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 39

Issue: 4

Appears on pages(s): 47-50

Keywords: basin, roof, walls, form

Date: 4/1/2017

A team of consultants were contracted to correct a functional deficiency in a contact basin at the Sid Copeland Water Treatment Plant, Louisville, CO. The team found that although the roof structure was visibly weathered, the concrete structure was in good overall condition. To correct the functional problem, the team recommended a series of baffle walls to increase the flow distance through the basin and ensure sufficient chlorine contact time. The contractor used self-consolidating concrete to construct full-height baffle walls, solving the functional issue and providing additional support to the roof.