Dam Consulting & Engineering

Brierley Associates senior staff offers to our clients experience related to dams, locks, and levees across the United States as well as Canada.  This national and international experience ranges from post Katrina response in Louisiana to the Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam Key Block project that enhances seismic stability of an earthen dam located in California. Clients such as the Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation as well as various state and local entities look to Brierley to help with:

  • Feasibility, Planning and Siting Studies
  • Geotechnical Investigations
  • Laboratory Testing Program Development  and Data Evaluation
  • Project Design Submittals Construction Specifications and  Drawings
  • Bid Phase Assistance and Bid Evaluation

Construction Monitoring and Management, Construction Phase Engineering

Brierley Associates has a wealth of experience in the evaluation and construction of improvements to existing earthen, rockfill, roller compacted concrete and gravity dams, locks and levees.  We take a measured approach to gather information needed by completing:

  •  Review of Available Project Documents
  •  Comparison of  Record Drawings  to applicable and Historical Design Standards
  •  Site Reconnaissance
  • Geotechnical  Investigation Instrumentation Program Design
  • Geotechnical Investigations and Materials Testing
  • Characterization of Subsurface Geologic and Hydrogeologic conditions
  • Analysis of : Concrete and/or Soils Strength, Slope Stability, Internal Stress and Stability
  • Seepage Analysis, Foundation Settlement and Bearing Capacity  Evaluation
  • Remedial Action Recommendations
  • Remedial Repair Design to Correct  Structures that do not Meet Current Criteria
  • Support of Excavation Design to allow construction of enhancements and improvements to existing dams and locks

You are invited to contact our dam engineering specialists to learn more about how Brierley Associates can help you with the planning, design, and construction management of your next project.


Lewis Yates, PE
15808 Ranch Road 620 N
Suite 210
Austin, TX 78717
512.219.1733

Steve Kuehr, PE
990 South Broadway
Suite 222
Denver, CO 80209
303.703.1405

Sean Sundermann, PG
990 South Broadway
Suite 222
Denver, CO 80209
303.703.1405

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