Dam Safety

There are hundreds of privately and publicly owned dams in the Naugatuck Valley region. To ensure public safety, the State of Connecticut requires that all dams be inspected periodically. Modifications to the CT Dam Safety Program went into effect in October of 2013 shifting much of the responsibility of dam inspections from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to dam owners. Under the new program dam owners will be notified by DEEP when their dam is due for inspection and the dam owner will be responsible for hiring a qualified engineer to inspect their dam and submit a report back to DEEP. An overview of the new requirements of the CT Dam Safety Program can be found here.  Additional information and guidance can be found at the CT DEEP Dam Safety Page.  

In order to assist the region's dam owners in compliance with the new regulations, COGCNV issued a request for qualification statements for dam inspection and other dam safety related engineering services.   A list of engineering firms that submitted qualification statements can be found below.

Naugatuck Valley Region Dams By Hazard Class
Locations are approximate. Dam data: CTDEEP registered dams.

 

Dam Safety RFQ Results 

A Request for Qualification Statements (RFQ) for Regulatory Dam Inspections and other Dam Related Engineering Services was posted by COGCNV on June 6, 2014 and closed June 28, 2014. Firms that submitted their qualifications and satisfied all requirements of the RFQ are listed below, along with completed standardized qualification forms and resumés of relevant staff. This list and accompanying documentation is meant to assist dam owners in the early stages of securing an engineering firm for dam inspection or other dam safety related services.

CT DEEP guidance on hiring an engineer for dam safety work can be found here.
CT Issued Licenses can be verified at the CT eLicensing Website.
 
DISCLAIMER:  This list presents only those firms that responded to the COGCNV RFQ, and should not be considered a complete list of qualified firms. COGCNV has not ranked, verified or otherwise substantiated the qualifications of the firms listed below. This listing does not in any way represent COGCNV’s recommendations of the qualifications of a specific engineer or engineering firm. We have presented all materials as they were submitted to us, listed alphabetically by firm name. We strongly urge dam owners to contact several firms and check references before selecting an engineer. 

 

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Qualification Form

 

Staff Resumés

 

Services Offered*

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Benesch
Qualifications Staff X X X X X X X      X X
Black & Veatch
Qualifications Staff X X X X   X X X   X X
CDM Smith
Qualifications Staff  X X X X X X X X X X X
CDR Maguire
Qualifications Staff X X X X X X X X X X  
Fuss & O'Neill
Qualifications Staff X X X X X X X X X X X
GEI Consultants
Qualifications Staff X X X X X X X X   X X
GHD
Qualifications Staff X X X X X X X X   X  
GZA GeoEnvironmental
Qualifications Staff X X X X X X X X X X X
Macchi Engineers
Qualifications Staff X X X X   X X X X X  
Milone & MacBroom
Qualifications Staff X X X X X X X X   X X
Pare Corporation
Qualifications  Staff X X X X X X X X X X  
RT Group
Qualifications Staff  X X X X   X X X X X X
Tighe & Bond
Qualifications Staff X X X X X X X X X X  
Weston & Sampson Engineers
Qualifications Staff X X X X X X X X X X  
WMC Consulting Engineers
Qualifications Staff X X X X X X X X X X X
Wright-Pierce
Qualifications  Staff X X X X X X X X   X X
*Dam Safety Related Services
1. Inspection
2. Emergency Action Plan
3. Operations and Management Plan
4. Repair Plan
5. Removal Plan 
6. Inundation Modeling and Mapping
7. Hydrologic and Hydraulic Studies
8. Stability Analysis
9. Underwater Investigation
10. Repair and Construction Monitoring
11. Other Specialized Services