Dams, Dikes, Reservoirs, Levees, and Conveyance Systems

Utilizing our expertise in geotechnical and geoenvironmental foundation engineering, water resources management, and environmental management, Geosyntec provides a full range of innovative services for new and existing dams, dikes, reservoirs, levees, and conveyance systems. Our practitioners respond to unique technical and environmental challenges facing federal, state, municipal, industrial, and private owners and operators to create site-specific solutions that are efficient, cost effective, and enduring.

Our practitioners create site-specific solutions utilizing our expertise in geotechnical and geoenvironmental foundation engineering. Our services include:

  • Design and design review for new structures and rehabilitation and enhancement projects;
  • Structural analysis for concrete, roller compacted concrete, appurtenant hydraulic structures, and arch and gravity dams;
  • Earthquake analyses to evaluate the performance of earthen structures under seismic events;
  • Water resource engineering in support of dam, dike, and levee design and performance evaluations including hydrology and hydraulic studies to assess probable flood levels and flood storage;
  • Performance assessment of existing structures using the latest modeling and analytical tools to evaluate the structural integrity of earthen structures under a variety of conditions, including those associated with climate change;
  • Licensing and permitting of modifications to existing structures to expedite rehabilitation and enhancement projects;
  • Construction management, construction oversight, and comprehensive CQA/CQC;
  • Rehabilitation of existing structures including development of practical alternatives, alternatives analysis, and implementation of selected remedial options;
  • Design and inspection of levees, dams, and other retaining structures associated with cooling waters and other residuals management for the Power Industries.

Lead Consultants

  • 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; ...
  • Daniel Schauer, P.G.
    Daniel Schauer is a Senior Principal Geologist based in Florida with over 24 years of geological, hydrogeological, and geotechnical engineering consulting experience focused on multidisciplinary en ...
  • Jamey Rosen, P.Geo.
    Jamey Rosen is a Senior Principal Geoscientist based in Ontario with more than 20 years of experience focused on Geospatial Information Management System design and development. Jamey has built sys ...
  • Lelio Mejia, Ph.D., P.E., G.E.
    Lelio Mejia is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 35 years of experience in geotechnical and earthquake engineering. For many years, he has focused on the challenges of ...
  • 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 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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