Design & Engineering

Structural Engineering

  • Structural inspections including limited access rope inspections for hydraulic concrete structures and dams, buildings, Hydraulic Steel Structures (HSS), penstocks, and bridges
  • Structural design for buildings (masonry, wood, concrete, and steel), hydraulic concrete structures, and bridges
  • Specialized HSS design (tainter, radial, and vertical lift gates, fish screens, and ladders) including fabrication coordination and installation support
  • Stability analysis of concrete dams, spillways, and appurtenant structures including gravity, pseudo-dynamic, and dynamic analysis procedures with 2–D and 3–D finite element modeling
  • Seismic design assessments and seismic analysis of dams, spillways, and appurtenant structures


Geotechnical investigations

  • Material sampling/testing (in situ and laboratory)
  • Undisturbed sample collection
    Boring and test pit logging
  • Soil classification
  • Site characterization

Geotechnical analyses

  • Rock mechanics
  • Slope stability analysis
  • Landslide mitigation
  • Seepage analysis
  • Deformation analysis
  • Settlement
  • Foundations including deep piles
  • Excavation support

Geotechnical monitoring and instrumentation

  • Construction geotechnical special inspections and verifications
  • Geotechnical Data Reports (GDR) and Geotechnical Baseline Reports (GBR)
  • Dam safety services

Geotechnical design

  • Deep and shallow foundations
  • Slope stabilization
  • Retaining walls
  • Temporary excavation support
  • Permanent excavation support
  • Ground improvement and stabilization
  • Filter design and evaluation

Seismic hazard analysis

  • Deterministic seismic hazard analysis
  • Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis
  • Liquefaction susceptibility
  • Seismic deformation analysis
  • Seismic design including foundation mitigation


  • Inspection, analysis, and lifecycle assessments of electromechanical equipment and turbomachinery components
  • Mechanical design and refurbishment including integration into existing legacy components
  • ~~Powertrain
  • ~~ Custom machine design for unique applications
  • ~~ HVAC and plumbing design
  • ~~ Power and process piping design
  • ~~ Hydraulic and pneumatic power systems design
  • ~~ 3D modeling of components and systems
  • Multidisciplinary approach including close collaboration with structural, civil, and electrical engineers, vendors, manufacturers, contractors, and owners
  • Procurement of major mechanical equipment, including specification development, coordination with OEMs, and contract drawing development
  • Support during construction, including submittal reviews to ensure contract compliance
  • Quality assurance shop and site inspections during fabrication
  • On-site startup and commissioning support to facilitate integration


  • Modeling and analyses of electrical systems, including load flow, short circuit, motor starting, and arc-flash analyses
  • Code compliance reviews and assessment
  • Energy efficiency, including power factor correction analysis and design
  • Electrical power distribution low- and medium-voltage design for industrial, process, and power generation facilities, including power service, switchgear, mechanical and machinery motor control, standby systems, adjustable frequency drives, convenience power, and lighting
  • Instrumentation and control systems, including SCADA systems
  • Process integration, including Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming and Human Machine Interface (HMI) development
  • Outdoor site electrical systems, including underground duct banks, utility interconnections, outdoor switchgear and sectionalizing switches, and remote/self-powered sites
  • Low- to high-voltage substation design and upgrades, including protective relaying and control systems
  • Design, specification, and startup/commissioning services for generating systems/stations, generator switchgear and controls, generator, bus, and feeder protective relaying, utility dispatch and supervision connections and coordination, and generator step-up transformers

Fire & Life Safety

  • Fire protection engineers with NICET IV certification for fire alarms, NICET III certification for water-based systems, and Ansul® Chemguard certification in foam suppression system design
  • Fully licensed NCEES-examined fire protection engineers compliant with USACE UFC 3–600–01
  • On-site life safety inspections, fire hazards analysis, water supply characterization and hydrant testing, and full services fire protection systems testing and commissioning
  • Fire suppression systems design (e.g., water, clean agent, gaseous, and hybrid suppression)
  • Fire alarm systems (e.g., enterprise-scale control systems with detection, mass notification, releasing panels, complex smoke control sequences, detailed wiring diagrams, access control, and programming review)
  • HVAC systems for smoke control and management
  • Wildland/Urban Interface fire reports, hydrant systems, fire breaks, and site planning
  • Experienced with NFPA 770-compliant hybrid (water and inert gas) suppression
    Effective liaison to Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)


    General civil

    • Site civil including excavation and roads
    • Water control and conveyance
    • Stormwater design
    • Yard piping design
    • Penstock design
    • Potable water conveyance
    • Sanitary sewer conveyance
    • Pump stations
    • Intakes
    • Erosion and sediment control
    • Geomorphology, fluvial geomorphic assessments, and site reconnaissanc
    • Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) analysis with overtopping scenarios
    • FEMA flood mapping, no-rise evaluations, Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR), and Letter of Map Revision (LOMR)
    • Sediment transport modeling
    • Total Dissolved Gas (TDG) abatement
    • Water supply forecasting groundwater flow
    • Water quality and temperature modeling
    • Habitat suitability modeling

    General hydrologic analysis

    • Flow volumes
    • Frequency analysis
    • Flow duration
    • Hydrologic modeling (HEC–HMS)
    • Hydrologic statistics (HEC–SSP)

    General hydraulic analysis

    • Open channel flow
    • Hydraulic modeling (HEC–RAS 1D and 2D)
    • Outlet/spillway capacity
    • Stage discharge curves
    • Energy dissipation performance

    Dam break analysis with inundation mapping

    • HEC–RAS 2D
    • Arc Map

    Inflow Design Flood (IDF) analysis

    • HEC–RAS 2D
    • HEC–HMS

    Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling

    • Flow–3D

    Hydraulic transient analysis

    • Cavitation
    • Water hammer
    • Surge analysis
    • AFT Impulse

    Pressurized pipe flow models, pipe network modeling

    • EPANET
    • AFT Impulse


    • Development and implementation of quality assurance program
    • Contract administration
    • Project controls (schedule and budget development and updates)
    • Facilitation of coordination meetings
    • Procurement
    • Processing of RFI submissions
    • Change management
    • Clear documentation of field changes
    • Independent Quality Control Implementation Programs (QCIP)
    • Onsite inspections, testing, and documentation
    • Ensure safety protocols are followed
    • Selection and coordination with third-party testing companies or agencies
    • Permitting compliance monitoring
    • Contract compliance including quality and design/specs
    • Progress reporting
    • Document control
    • Punch lists and project closeout