Dam Geotechnical Instrumentation and Monitoring Services

Geosyntec developed an instrumentation and data management system to track, analyze, and visualize the ongoing lock removal. The system uses GIS technology to manage data associated with blasting, anchor installation, pile and wall installation. Geosyntec developed an instrumentation and data management system to track, analyze, and visualize the ongoing lock removal. The system uses GIS technology to manage data associated with blasting, anchor installation, pile and wall installation.

Geosyntec offers our clients extensive experience developing site-specific solutions for real-time geotechnical and environmental data acquisition, management, and visualization. Our instrumentation and data management solutions have been a key part of a number of dam monitoring projects.

Our instrumentation and data management practice is focused on developing site-specific solutions using our expertise in civil, structural, and geotechnical engineering to assist our clients in the public and private sectors. We specialize in instrumentation data management services, geotechnical instrumentation, and automated data acquisition system (ADAS) installation. We also provide a range of services to complete entire monitoring projects including design, installation, monitoring, and data assessment. Our designs have included manually-monitored instruments and automated systems with web-based interfaces.

We provide solutions to our clients to retrofit existing automated instrumentation systems and migrate from outdated systems to modern systems. In such cases, our engineers carefully assess the site-specific requirements for an ADAS to develop the most economically viable solution for the site.

Geosyntec engineers and scientists are leaders in performing data-driven quantitative and qualitative analyses to evaluate the performance of structures using an ADAS and to set up early warning systems. We help our clients through the process of identifying potential failure modes, evaluating the likelihood of failure, potential consequences, and the adequacy of established control measures.

With over 100 instrumentation engineers, technicians, database managers, ADAS specialists, GIS practitioners, computer modelers, web developers, and other professionals and support staff, we are recognized as an industry leader in technical innovation, training, and technical information transfer.

We distinguish ourselves through continued development of innovative technology applications that result in significant long-term savings and reliability for our clients.

Dams Specialty Areas

Geosyntec produces practical and reliable structural condition evaluations to effectively meet inspection requirements under FERC Part 12D or client-specific protocol, including field conditions assessment and…
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Geosyntec is a pioneer in using Risk-Informed Decision Making to assess the safety of dams. We help our clients through the process of identifying potential…
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Our engineers have performed numerous hydraulic studies in evaluation of safety and hydraulic adequacy of structures. We have also determined hazard potential classifications for dams…
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Geosyntec provides prompt, practical solutions to support dam safety decision-making. Our engineers perform physical inspections, review design and as-built documents, and evaluate monitoring data to…
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Geosyntec’s expertise in geotechnical, geological and geophysical investigation, our analytical and numerical modeling capabilities, and our team of engineers, geologists, and seismologists, allow us to…
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We have developed positive relationships with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) staff through collaborative project efforts. Our technical leadership and understanding of FERC requirements enhance…
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Geosyntec has deep understanding of construction services and quality control requirements. This understanding, combined with our geotechnical, environmental, and water resources expertise inherent to ground…
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Geosyntec offers our clients extensive experience developing site-specific solutions for real-time geotechnical and environmental data acquisition, management, and visualization. Our instrumentation and data management solutions…
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Data Acquisition, Management, and Visualization

Geosyntec developed and implemented an information management system (IMS) and an Instrumentation Data Acquisition System (IDAS), collectively known as the BooneDamIMS. The system brings together ongoing reconstruction…
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Geosyntec built an interactive geospatial model from tabular, LiDAR, MicroStation and other data sources. This model allows USACE to design additional remediation technologies, test the impacts of…
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Geosyntec developed an instrumentation and data management system to track, analyze, and visualize the ongoing lock removal. The system uses GIS technology to manage data associated with…
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Geosyntec developed and deployed a web-based application to track, analyse, and visualize data collected during grouting operations. This application syncs to on-site grout monitoring equipment to immediately…
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Geosyntec acted as the Data Manager of Record for this barrier wall installation. Work included maintaining a geospatial database to compile all project data. Modules included tools…
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Geosyntec acted as the Data Manager of Record for this barrier wall installation. We developed GIS tools to sync with equipment built by the Conractor (Bauer) to…
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Geosyntec developed the USACE Innovation Award-Winning Wolf Creek Information Management System (WCIMS) to compile and manage data from this large and high-profile construction project.The Wolf Creek Dam…
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Geosyntec built a system to import data collected during grouting operations and automatically generate progress drawings, resulting in significant time and cost savings for the Contractor.Folsom Dam…
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Geosyntec developed the GroutTracker system to analyse and visualize grouting data collected during this grout curtain installation.The new 110' x 600' Chickamauga Lock is being designed and…
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Geosyntec developed the WallTracker system to allow USACE and the Contractor immediate and interactive access to field and laboratory data collected during a large-scale diaphragm-wall installation.The Herbert…
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Geosyntec developed tools to compiled and visualize grouting and D-Wall panel data from the left bank grout curtain and slurry wall construction. In addition to immediately visualizing…
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Lead Consultants

  • Daniel Schauer, P.G.
    Daniel Schauer is a Senior Principal Geologist based in Florida with over 24 years of geological, hydrogeological, and geotechnical engineering consulting experience focused on multidisciplinary en ...
  • Jamey Rosen, P.Geo.
    Jamey Rosen is a Senior Principal Geoscientist based in Ontario with more than 20 years of experience focused on Geospatial Information Management System design and development. Jamey has built sys ...
  • Robert Bachus, Ph.D., P.E.
    Robert Bachus is a Senior Principal engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of professional experience focused on geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, waste by-product ...
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Geosyntec is a consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.

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