Dam engineering

When you win, we win

Our team has a passion for solving complex challenges. When you combine that with our 2,000+ recent dam projects, nearly 100 dam-engineering professionals, and more than five decades of experience, it all adds up to a better experience and better outcomes. At Barr, we understand that dams are not a series of discrete elements, but rather a single system of interrelated elements which are each difficult to characterize. Together, we’ll work with you to develop a tailored solution at an individual and system level to meet the needs of your dam project and reduce the risk of failure. We’re committed, collaborative partners who will help you take your project from planning to final design and from construction to success story.

If you need geotechnical assistance, you’ll benefit from Barr’s specialized services in stability and seepage modeling, in-situ instrumentation, grouting, seepage barriers, earth embankment and tailings dam design, and more. Dam hydrologic and hydraulic analysis? We’ve conducted hundreds of probable maximum flood studies, dam break analyses, dam hazard assessments, risk assessments, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling, and more. Emergency Action Plans (EAPs)? We’ve got you covered. Our team of experts also has extensive experience in inspection and design of spillways, gates, hoists, penstocks, and more. With Barr, you can expect more than just technical expertise—you can expect a partner dedicated to achieving results that stand the test of time.

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