A combination of aging and lack of government funding means many of these structures struggle to remain operational or even structurally sound. Today, thousands of dams are in need of rehabilitation to meet current durability design and safety standards.
Dam owners, government officials, engineers, and emergency management professionals need to move towards a risk-based decision-making approach for the design, rehabilitation, and operation of dams. A risk-based approach will enable better utilization of limited funding, and will allow for a better prioritization of projects, by focusing on repairs and operational changes that allow for a better management of these critical assets.
As owners’ needs and assets differ, SIMCO’s methodologies used on new construction projects and on maintenance and rehabilitation projects will be adapted in accordance to the expected future performance of each structure.
With the use of its sophisticated predictive modeling technologies, SIMCO can assist owners and managers in the management of the complete lifecycle of their concrete assets and the team can be instrumental when it comes to developing durability design specifications to achieve specific service-life goals.
SIMCO’s team of durability engineering experts can perform comprehensive investigations to identify the causes of concrete deterioration problems, analyze and interpret results as well as recommend the most cost-effective strategy for maintenance and repairs.
For whatever the project, for new or existing structures, our durability engineering experts provide clients worldwide with durability design solutions that can meet even the most rigorous international standards.
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Develop a technical basis for future inspections of hydro power plants based on degradation mechanisms affecting these structures and their associated risks
Comprehensive investigation to identify the causes of the concrete degradation problems and to identify why previous repairs had not been durable
Condition assessment of structural elements, identification of the causes of degradation and recommendations of optimum repair and maintenance strategies
Perform a comprehensive investigation and provide recommendations for the rehabilitation or re-construction of the concrete structures