Louisville Engineer District Awards $60 Million Safety Engineering Contract

The Louisville Engineer District has awarded a $60 million dam and levee safety contract to global design and engineering firm Stantec.

The award is a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) multiple task order contract. Stantec, with joint venture partner Tetra Tech, will provide dam and levee safety engineering and design services to support the Corps’ Risk Management Center on dam and levee safety projects. Work will focus on architecture and engineering services for civil works projects both inside the United States and its territories, Stantec said in a news release.

Under the contract, Stantec and Tetra Tech will provide dam and levee safety engineering and design services, including, but not limited to, geotechnical, hydraulic, mechanical, electrical, structural, civil/site engineering, hydrology, geology, geophysics, seismology and construction cost estimating. The team will also provide risk analysis services, technical review services, safety assurance reviews, and agency technical reviews as part of the Corps’ Dam and Levee Safety programs to ensure public health, safety and welfare.

Long Partnership

 “This opportunity is a continuation of a long partnership with the Louisville Engineer District to serve as an extension of their staff to improve our nation’s infrastructure and to showcase our expertise in developing long-term resilient solutions.” said Barry Bryant, Stantec senior principal for the Stantec Tetra Tech joint venture. 

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Stantec is recognized as an innovator in the delivery of flood risk management, coastal storm risk reduction and ecosystem restoration projects that support the Corps’ mission across the country, the company said. For more than 60 years, Stantec has provided dam and levee safety design initiatives for the Corps of Engineers nationwide through condition assessments, inspections, engineering studies, stability evaluations, issue evaluations, design modifications, design documentation reports and construction quality assurance. Partnering with Corps, Stantec assisted in developing the agency’s risk-informed portfolio management framework and supported all aspects of the risk assessment process by providing the full range of services for traditional dam safety design and analysis, from specialized studies to comprehensive design and development of construction plans and specifications.

Stantec’s breadth of experience includes feasibility studies, complex design and construction management of more than 5,000 dam projects worldwide. The firm has provided design and engineering services for major projects around the globe, including the Panama Canal Expansion, the Warragamba Dam raise in Australia, and the San Vicente Dam Raise, the largest concrete dam raise in the United States.

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineer services. The company has 20,000 associates around the globe and works to provide solutions for complex problems in water, environment, sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy and international development.