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.