Hydropower and Dams

We provide engineering, program management and construction engineering support to develop, operate and maintain hydropower, dam and water resource projects, with particular expertise in FERC dam safety and civil, structural, geotechnical/ geological, and hydraulics/hydrology engineering.

Integrated Services

Our hydropower and dam services range from feasibility assessments to engineering and design as well as regulatory compliance support. We apply our technical expertise and ingenuity to meet or exceed clients’ requirements in critical areas such as safety, quality, budget, schedule, scope and responsiveness. We have strong client relationships going back for more than two decades, having served as owner’s engineer and FERC dam safety consultants on major projects. Our core team can be combined with staff drawn from various engineering disciplines across the firm, as well as subcontractors as needed, to field capable, highly qualified project teams.

Our comprehensive capabilities include dam safety; condition assessment; dam remediation; feasibility studies; preliminary and detailed civil/structural/geotechnical engineering and design; design- build delivery; licensing/permitting; and time-sensitive Emergency Action Plans (EAP) and security evaluations, including plans and reports. We are experts in specialty tasks including penstocks, tunnels and pipelines; gate inspections and reliability analyses; concrete assessment and repair; finite element modeling; instrumentation monitoring and evaluation; hydrology and hydraulics; geotechnical investigations; seismic evaluations; bulkheads and caissons; embankment and levee inspections; operations modeling; environmental studies; settlement and seepage analyses; AAR and slot cutting; GIS support; and post- tensioned anchors.

We have a solid commitment to long-term partnering with our clients and work effectively as an extension of client staff.


Industry Engagement

Our staff is actively involved with professional associations such as the Association of State Dam Safety Officials, the United States Society on Dams, the Northwest Hydroelectric Association and the National Hydropower Association. We participate in activities that include developing and planning conferences and sessions, as well as presenting and publishing dam safety papers.

Our ongoing industry involvement ensures that we bring a thorough understanding of current issues and innovative solutions to every project. Find out what we can do for you.