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dam engineering

With more than 40 years of experience and hundreds of dam projects to our name, Barr knows dams. We’ve worked on dam and hydroelectric projects for power companies, federal and state agencies, and municipalities. Our work has included every aspect of dam engineering, from planning through final design and construction, including inspections, evaluations, feasibility studies, licensing, and permitting.

Many of our dam-related projects involve study and resolution of complex issues such as aging concrete and steel components, stability and settlement concerns, seepage modeling, discharge capacity, and hydropower licensing. 

We have experience in design, inspection, and analysis for a wide variety of gate and hoist systems, including tainter gates, vertical slide and roller gates, and crest gates. We also have expertise in planning and design of dam-removal and fish-passage projects.

At Barr, we have the experience to help you make the most of your dam facilities. We use our experience to help you save money: when issues arise with a dam, our structural, hydraulic, civil, geotechnical, mechanical, and electrical engineers have a proven track record of developing cost-saving solutions for our clients.
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