Cloward H2O to provide engineering for multimillion-dollar whitewater park in Montgomery

Blooloop | August 30, 2019

Cloward H2O, an expert in aquatic design, has announced it is to provide all detailed engineering for the watercourse of a huge new outdoor development in Montgomery, Alabama. Cloward H2O is pleased to have been chosen as part of the multimillion-dollar project. The $50 million, government-backed whitewater park and outdoor attraction is about to get underway in downtown Montgomery, Alabama. The project includes a 25-acre central park, with rafting and kayaking opportunities provided by a man-made whitewater course. This will weave past shops, refreshment outlets and an outdoor concert facility, as well as a hotel and conference centre. The full site will be 120-acres, featuring several outdoor activities such as a climbing tower, ropes courses are more.

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Robots and automation are an integral part of the manufacturing industry today, enhancing human intervention to process control, coordination, and higher order decision making. Automation is not a new age concept in Business Process Management (BPM) either; in fact, it has existed alongside several transformational point solutions, ERP's, and business solutions.

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Robots and automation are an integral part of the manufacturing industry today, enhancing human intervention to process control, coordination, and higher order decision making. Automation is not a new age concept in Business Process Management (BPM) either; in fact, it has existed alongside several transformational point solutions, ERP's, and business solutions.

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