DAM SAFETY - inspection, evaluation, design, and construction

Weston & Sampson provides full-service capabilities related to dam safety projects designing and managing construction of practical and cost-effective improvements to dams. Our geotechnical, environmental, structural, and water resource engineers, as well as our resiliency experts, and wetland scientists regularly work together to engineer the best solutions for our clients. To complement our engineering design, Weston & Sampson’s landscape designers complete thoughtful and pragmatic park and recreation designs, and historical and environmental restorations. We strive to respect the aesthetics of the environment, natural systems, and our clients’ schedule and budget.

Our Services:

  • Evaluation of existing conditions
  • Evaluation and design of dam modifications
  • Repairs to and replacement of spillways and walls
  • Mineral filter and toe drain design and construction
  • Vertical cut-off walls
  • Spillway modifications
  • Bridge rehabilitations
  • Repairs to and replacement of outflow control structures
  • Fish ladder design and construction
  • Operations and maintenance plans
  • Emergency Action Plans (EAPs)
  • Visual inspections
  • Alternatives analyses
  • Dam removal and associated river restoration design
  • Environmental permit preparation
  • Wetland delineation
  • Wetland replication
  • Dam failure emergency response and repairs
  • Cost estimating
  • Contract document preparation and bidding services
  • Construction administration
  • Watershed modeling
  • Dam breach analyses
  • Resiliency planning and climate resilient design
  • Sediment transport analyses
  • Landscape design and restorations
  • Asset management
  • Geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring
  • Support of excavation design and groundwater control
  • Public outreach

News & Highlights

Women in Construction magazine article. Tulin Fuselier, PE Featured in NEREJ Women in Construction - Tulin Fuselier, PE, Geotechnical Practice Leader at Weston & Sampson is highlighted in the New England Real Estate Journal Women in Construction spotlight.
Langone Park and Puopolo Playground Reconstruction Weston & Sampson Selected for EBJ 2020 Business Achievement Award - Weston & Sampson has been selected as a winner of one of EBJ’s 2020 Business Achievement Awards for climate resilient design at Langone Park & Puopolo Playground in Boston.

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