These groups (86-68311, -68312, -68313, and -68314) specialize in geotechnical designs and studies. Our highly trained and experienced engineers and support staff are dedicated to providing top quality technical services for managing, developing, and protecting water and related resources.
|Contact us:||Dennis Hanneman
Embankment Dams and
Geotechnical Engineering Groups
Bureau of Reclamation
Technical Service Center
P.O. Box 25007, Mail Code 86-68300
Denver, CO 80225-0007
|Embankment Dam Expertise||We analyze and design new and existing embankment dams. For dam safety programs of numerous agencies, we perform work from initial evaluations through first filling after its construction of safety modifications. We design all of the components of new dams. We offer timely response to dam emergencies and incidents.
engineers and other staff members work closely with laboratories
and geologists in the TSC and in Reclamation field offices in
order to provide cost-effective products to our clients.
The Rock Manual provides common technical information on properties of rocks, field and laboratory investigations, and testing of rocks used as foundations and materials for dams, tunnels, canals, and many other types of structures built for Reclamation.
|Engineering Services||We perform state-of-the-art studies, analyses, and designs and produce
specifications drawings and paragraphs for geotechnical aspects
for a wide range of civil engineering features:
|General Engineering Capabilities||
|Project Management||Our project managers are accomplished in the day-to-day management of multipurpose studies and of design and construction projects, both small and large. We have a demonstrated ability in managing and motivating of all sizes of multidisciplinary teams. Our project managers manage projects designed by our in-house staff and by Architect-Engineer consultants.
|Specialized Engineering Capabilities||
|Mine Closure and Reclamation||The Geotechnical Groups are experienced in mine closure and reclamation
of underground and surface mines, mineral processing facilities,
and smelters. Our staff experience in solving mine closure
and waste-disposal problems includes decontaminating cyanide heap-leach
facilities, sealing mine shafts and adits, reclaiming mine waste
dumps and tailing ponds, mitigation of acidic mine drainage, and
revegetating high-altitude hardrock mine sites.
- All of our senior geotechnical engineering staff are registered professional engineers.
- Our staff includes engineers with graduate degrees.
- Our past and current clientele includes Reclamation regional, project, and area offices; other Federal agencies (such as the EPA, DOE, BIA, USFS, and NPS); Native American Indian Tribes; and foreign governments (such as Taiwan, Indonesia, China, and Malaysia).
- We have established a close and strong working relationship with the geotechnical experts in both the private sector and academia.