Dam Structural Services

We were retained to perform a stress-strain and stability analysis of a concrete gravity structure. The results of our engineering analyses helped our client identify critical structural components, potential remediation alternatives, and modifications to the safety monitoring program. We were retained to perform a stress-strain and stability analysis of a concrete gravity structure. The results of our engineering analyses helped our client identify critical structural components, potential remediation alternatives, and modifications to the safety monitoring program.

Geosyntec produces practical and reliable structural condition evaluations to effectively meet inspection requirements under FERC Part 12D or client-specific protocol, including field conditions assessment and stability evaluation of concrete gravity and arch dams, and non-overflow, spillways, aprons, intake, and gate structures.

Our engineers design structures and retrofit schemes to enhance dam performance. We base our designs on the findings of comprehensive inspection studies, practical evaluation assessments, and technically feasible reconstruction alternatives. Our recommended solutions consider risks of failure, cost-benefits, limitations in construction schedule and site access, and environmental constraints.

Our suite of advanced computational tools allows us to evaluate the response of existing and proposed structures to diverse operating and extreme static, impact, seismic, and thermal load conditions. Consequently, we are able to develop cost-effective performance-based designs that reliably capture the stability, stress-strain, and crack/fatigue demands on the structures.

Lead Consultants

  • Robert Annear, Ph.D., P.E.
    Robert Annear is a Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer based in Oregon with more than 18 years of experience focused on the development and calibration of hydrodynamic and water quality model ...
  • Christopher Hunt, Ph.D., P.E., G.E.
    Christopher Hunt is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on managing and supporting a wide variety of geotechnical and geoenvir ...
  • Lucas de Melo, Ph.D., P.E.
    Lucas de Melo is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Maryland with more than 17 years of experience in dam-related projects, geotechnical design and field studies, hazardous materials remediation; ...
  • Glenn Rix, Ph.D.
    Glenn Rix is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Georgia with more than 25 years of experience focused on the areas of geotechnical earthquake engineering and engineering seismology. ...
  • Jamey Rosen, P.Geo.
    Jamey Rosen is a Senior Principal Geoscientist based in Ontario with more than 20 years of experience focused on information management system design and development and geographic information syst ...
  • Matthew Bardol, P.E., CFM, CPESC, D.WRE
    Matthew Bardol is a Senior Principal Engineer with more than 20 years of diverse environmental and water resource engineering experience, providing a breadth of technical expertise to address the m ...
  • Lelio Mejia, Ph.D., P.E., G.E.
    Lelio Mejia is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Oakland, California with more than 35 years of experience in geotechnical and earthquake engineering. For many years, he has focused on the chall ...
  • Robert Bachus, Ph.D., P.E.
    Robert Bachus is a Senior Principal engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of professional experience focused on geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, waste by-product ...
Geosyntec Consultants
Geosyntec is a specialized consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.

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