Engineering Design

By: Paul C. Rizzo Associates  11-11-2011
Keywords: engineering, Dam

RIZZO performs a wide range of consulting and engineering activities related to civil structural design.  This range includes general engineering and design, various special analytical studies, conceptual design, and design verification and optimization.  Much of the firm’s present civil structural engineering activities are a direct outgrowth of work with retrofit and licensing of structures and components related to the power industry.  Through the successful execution of these projects, the staff has developed expertise and specialized capabilities in many areas of structural and foundation analysis and, simultaneously, an appreciation of the necessary balance between analysis and design.

RIZZO designs dams, hydroelectric facilities, intake structures, foundations for nuclear, gas, coal fired, and wind power plants, tunnels, shafts, and other underground structures.  We perform diverse analysis/design services using state-of-the-art engineering software.  More specifically, we provide structural and foundation engineering services for a wide range of civil works projects.  Our capabilities extend to all construction materials; senior-level staff members participate in code committees for organizations such as ASTM, ASCE, and ACI.

RIZZO offers turnkey design services for hydro facilities and has particular expertise in responding to client requests for unique design features related to atypical site conditions and structural loading, unique materials and performance requirements, intensive regulatory interaction, and fast-track schedules.

Additional Design Engineering services include:

  • Dam Design
  • Dam Modification & Remedial Design
  • Dam Safety Evaluation/Rehabilitation
  • Dam Safety Inspections
  • Development of Plans, Specifications, & Bid Documents
  • Emergency Action Plans (EAP) for Dams
  • Feasibility Studies
  • FERC Part 12D Independent Consultant Safety Inspections
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Foundation Evaluation & Design
  • Geotechnical & Earthquake Engineering
  • Hydro Plant Support
  • Licensing of Power Generation Plants
  • Penstock Inspection & Repair Design
  • Planning, Conducting & Evaluating Dam Safety Exercises
  • Potential Failure Mode Analysis (PFMA)
  • Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis (PSHA)
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • RCC Mix Design
  • Seismic Modification Design
  • Shaft Design
  • Site Geological & Geotechnical Investigations
  • Site Local Seismic Wave Effects Analyses
  • Soil Structure Interaction Analysis (SSI)
  • Specialized Software Models
  • Spillway Design
  • Spillway Modification & Remedial Design
  • Stability Analysis
  • Stormwater Engineering
  • Structural Design
  • Surveillance & Performance Monitoring Programs & Reports for Dams
  • Tunnel Design
  • Value Engineering
  • Water Systems/Water Resources Management

Keywords: Dam, engineering

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