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NYU Langone Medical Center Science Building and NYU Langone Kimmel Pavilion

Panoramic of Science Building SAFB

Panoramic view of the Self Activating Flood Barrier being installed at NYU Langone Medical Center Science Building


30m x 2.5m

at Medical Center Science Building 

68m (inc 90° turn)

at Kimmel Pavilion

·  Flood mitigation for state of the art Medical Centre Science Building and Hospital Building

·  Working with Commodore Construction & Turner Construction

NYU Langone Medical Center is a premier academic medical center that is associated with New York University. As part of the campus transformation project, the NYU Langone’s Science Building is a new facility encompassing more than 365,000 square feet and 10 floors of laboratory space dedicated to medical research.

During March/April 2017, a 30m wide Self Activating Flood Barrier is being installed at the Science Building. The passive barrier, designed by UK Flood Barriers and manufactured in New York State, will be ready to deploy at all times, providing 2.5m high flood protection to the main entrance of the new building.

The barrier is self-contained underground when not in use. This brings the benefits of minimal maintenance, being vandal proof, having no restrictions to vehicle or pedestrian access and having no costly storage and delivery charges in times of flood.

This project has been several years in planning and by getting UK Flood Barriers involved in the early design stage, allowed the foundations of the building to be designed to include the installation of the Self Activating Flood Barrier.

In mid-April 2017, a second 68m wide Self Activating Flood Barrier including a 90° turn, will be installed at NYU Langone Kimmel Pavilion, a new state of the art hospital/medical facility which will open in 2018.



This project has led to UKFB setting up a US arm of the business – US Flood Barriers. This company will work in the US, partnering with US manufacturers and suppliers, to bring our world beating technology to the forefront of US flood mitigation. We are proud to be able to state MADE IN AMERICA - partnering with Empire Fibreglass Products to manufacture in the US. 


Timeline for Medical Centre Science Building

SAFB delivery in NY

SAFB being delivered to site in NYC

installation of SAFB

Installation works begin

Installation of SAFB

SAFB shown at 50% deployed state

SAFB at Science Building

72m wide SAFB protecting Science Building main entrance

iso 9001

ISO 14001:2004


ISO 9001:2008

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Kitemark Certified Survey & Installation

chas accredited

Chas Accredited

Guarantee Protection through GGFI

Guarantee Protection through GGFI


UK Register of
Pre-qualified construction services

UK Flood Partnership
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