Dams provide communities with a wide range of benefits including water supply, irrigation, recreation, flood control, and hydroelectric power. The safe operation of dams is key to sustaining these benefits and avoiding potential disasters. This requires dams to be designed and constructed with proper application of current dam safety technology, and inspected and maintained by knowledgeable professionals.
RJH provides comprehensive dam safety engineering services to support our clients in bringing solutions from concept to reality. Each year, we deliver engineering services for the assessment, planning, design, and construction of dozens of new dam and dam rehabilitation projects. The majority of these projects have been delivered to state and federal agencies, city and municipal governments, and local water districts.
We have a dedicated team of over 35 professionals focused primarily on dam and levee projects. Our team collectively has expertise in all of the major technical disciplines related to dam engineering including geotechnical and geologic, hydraulic and hydrologic, structural, civil, and construction engineering.
Our dam engineering services include:
- New dam planning and design
- Dam rehabilitation planning and design
- Geotechnical investigations
- Geologic site characterization
- PFMA and risk-informed decision making
- Instrumentation and monitoring programs
- Inflow hydrology
- Dam breach studies
- Hazard classifications
- Emergency action plans
- Construction management services