Title: A Monumental Flood Mitigation Channel in Saudi Arabia
Author(s): Eduardo A. Villen Salan, Muhammad K. Rahman, Sami Al-Ghamdi, Jihad Sakr, Mesfer M. Al-Zahrani, and Antonio Nanni
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 33-41
Keywords: design, cost, reinforcement, slab
A 21.3 km (13.2 mile) long flood mitigation channel was recently constructed on the outskirts of the new Jazan Economic City in Saudi Arabia. The channel lining comprises concrete reinforced with glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) bars. About 10 million lineal m (33 million lineal ft) of GFRP bars were used to reduce project execution time and enhance durability of the structure in the region’s harsh environment.