Best IPWEA Conference Presentation


Porter Consulting Engineers is pleased to announce that our senior engineer, Michael Cook and his co-presenter Frank Strever from the Town of Cambridge, were recently declared as the winners (as voted by conference delegates) of the Best Conference Presentation for their session about the unique drainage basin project in West Leederville at this year’s IPWEA Conference.

PCE designed a large underground drainage infiltration basin with approximately 1,100m3 capacity for the 1:100 year storm event and to address historic flooding issues at the intersection of Woolwich Street and McCourt Street.  The product used was ECOBLOC manufactured by GRAFF, with this project being the largest single installation in Australia to date.  Some 8 months later the project is considered a success through greatly improved park amenity and size and importantly flood levels are no longer a risk to neighbouring properties and the Western Power transformer.