Commercial Construction & Renovation

MAY-JUN 2017

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164 COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATION — MAY : JUNE 2017 All eyes available Tracking the reconstruction of the Tempe Town Lake Dam By Ken Pittman T he Tempe Town Lake dam, a state-of-the-art steel dam consisting of seven gates, each 106 feet long, 17 feet tall and weighing 260,000 pounds, has spurred its share of emotions on the surrounding community. The reservoir occupies a portion of the dry riverbed of the Salt River as it passes through the city of Tempe, Ariz., just north of Tempe Butte. The dams are made up of three main elements, including strong, flexible, rubber coated fabric tube, which is fixed securely to a concrete base slab by clamping bars and anchor bolts, an operating system which controls inflation and deflation of the tube, and an automatic safety device which ensures tube deflation in flood situations.

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