Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston

About the Project

Following Hurricane Harvey flood damage to Houston’s Jewish Community Center, Butler-Cohen was hired to furnish and install two automatic flood gates at the main entrances, one gate being 27 ft wide and the smaller one measuring 5 ft wide. This process included installing new concrete wall sections, pouring foundation for gates, placing and leveling the flood gate system, and excavation and installation for new drains at each gate location. Modifications to the existing detention pond we made to meet City of Houston flood mitigation requirements. Finally the gates were put to the test, which included building a temporary barrier and simulating a flood to demonstrate the passive automatic operation of the gate.