Building 67 at the Denver Federal Center, home of the TSC.

Reclamation’s Technical Service Center (TSC) provides innovative solutions to water and power resource issues.  The TSC consists of approximately 565 scientists, engineers, and other professional and office staff, and operates a world-class materials and hydraulic engineering laboratory.

Our mission is to be Reclamation’s preferred provider of science and engineering services, and to be the preferred employer of engineers and scientists in the U.S. TSC values are founded on personal and professional integrity.

Although focused on Reclamation’s mission, TSC also provides technical assistance to other Federal agencies through interagency agreements, as well as working with state and private entities through cooperative and technology transfer agreements.  Technical assistance and training are also available through agreements with other countries interested in developing their own water resources.

Director Tom Luebke
Location Denver Federal Center
6th and Kipling, Building 67
Denver, Colorado  80225-0007
Rates Fiscal Year Billable Labor Rates

Civil Engineering Services Division

Division Chief: Richard LaFond (; 303-445-3226)

The Civil Engineering Services Division has approximately 120 staff that provide integrated technical expertise in: 1) Concrete and Embankment Dams, 2) Spillways and Outlet Works, 3) Plant Structures, 4) Water Conveyance, 5) Civil Structures, 6) Water Treatment Facilities, 7) Construction Management & Specifications, and 8) Estimating Services.

Water, Environmental, & Ecosystems Division

Division Chief: Kurt Wille (; 303-445-2285)

The Water, Environmental, & Ecosystems Division has approximately 93 staff that provide integrated technical expertise in: 1) Water Resources Engineering & Management Support including Flood Hydrology & Meteorology, 2) Sedimentation & River Hydraulics, 3) Geographic Applications & Analysis, 4) Economic Analysis, and 5) Fisheries & Wildlife Resources.

Geotechnical Services Division

Division Chief: Les Stone (; 303-445-3153)

The Geotechnical Services Division has approximately 100 staff that provide integrated technical expertise in:  1) Embankment Dams & Geotechnical Engineering; 2) Geology & Geotechnical Support; 3) Seismology, Geomorphology, & Geophysics; and 4) Instrumentation & Inspections.

Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Division

Division Chief: Bill McStraw (; 303-445-2294)

The Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Division has approximately 100 staff that provide integrated technical expertise in:  1) Mechanical Equipment, 2) Hydraulic Equipment, 3) Electrical Design, 4) Power Systems Analysis & Controls, and 5) Hydropower Diagnostics & SCADA.

Engineering & Laboratory Services Division

Division Chief: Janet White (; 303-445-2373)

The Engineering & Laboratory Services Division has approximately 73 staff that provide integrated technical expertise within the following laboratories: 1) Concrete & Structural Laboratory, 2) Materials & Corrosion Laboratory, 3) Geotechnical Laboratory & Field Support, and 4) Hydraulic Investigations & Laboratory Services.

Client Support Services

Group Manager: Vacant

The Client Support Services Office provides a variety of support services to the TSC and its clients. Client Liaisons coordinate workflow activities and are the primary points of contact for initiating work within multiple technical groups.


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Last Updated: 9/30/19