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JLG ARCHITECTS - GRAND FORKS REGIONAL WATER TREATMENT PLANT

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How the History of the City Impacted the Site Location

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Chris Heidrich of JLG dives deep into the Design Development phase of the Grand Forks Regional Water Treatment Plant.  He explains why the building configuration is crucial to the operation of the plant, as well as incorporating industrial size building systems into the project.  He also covers site issues and how the soil conditions impacted the structural design.

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And currently the existing water treatment plant is located in the heart of downtown, approximately right here where it says Grand Forks. And in 1997, there was a hundred year flood that inundated almost the entire city. But the infrastructure, mostly the water treatment plant, really felt it because the flood waters came rushing in and filled all the basins with sludge and mud, and all kinds of things that you wouldn't want in a clean water supply.

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