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Dams Investigation & Design

Aging infrastructure, climate change, extreme weather events, and rising sea levels present challenges to our communities. We help our clients stay prepared with innovative, cost- effective designs to renew their existing dams or bring new dams online to meet current needs, plan for the future, and keep communities safe.

Our Expertise

We know dams. From the first three design assignments in our company’s history to a national portfolio of private and government dam projects, we bring a reputation for innovative, strategic infrastructure solutions. Our designs serve our clients’ needs for water supply, flood damage reduction, navigation, and recreation, helping them to sustain communities for decades to come.

Dam Investigation & Design Solutions

  • Dam investigations/inspections
  • Earth structures
  • Emergency response planning
  • Final design and post design services
  • Foundations
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical laboratory services
  • Ground modification
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
  • Permitting
  • Planning
  • Risk informed decision making
  • Security
  • Site characterization
  • Site evaluation
  • Testing and instrumentation.

With nearly 1,000 new, modified, or investigated dam projects completed throughout the U.S., we have the in-house expertise you need to push you through design, construction management, and continuous improvement.

Dams & Levees Services

Featured Services

  • Dam design
  • Dam inspections, analyses, and studies
  • Geologic exploration and testing
  • Emergency response planning
  • Fish passage design
  • Flood insurance studies
  • Intelligrout® (foundations grouting technology)
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
  • Levees and flood damage reduction
  • Levee safety inspections
  • Navigation locks and dams
  • Permitting 
  • Regulatory compliance review and support
  • Risk and reliability
  • Safe yield studies and water supply
  • Safety and security consulting
  • Technical management training.

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