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Flood Control Engineering

APTIM's diverse team of specialized engineers offer comprehensive and adept flood control solutions from concept to construction, overcoming obstacles like aging infrastructure, permitting, and funding to skillfully assess vulnerabilities, plan upgrades, and engineer new coastal and stormwater flood barriers that protect communities across the country.

Aging flood protection infrastructure, like levees, dams, and drainage systems, pose growing risks to communities as climate change leads to more extreme weather, but upgrading these massive structures requires major funding and coordination between federal, state, and local entities that is difficult to secure. On top of upgrading existing infrastructure, engineering new flood control projects presents additional hurdles like acquiring land, permitting, and environmental impact mitigation. With billions needed to overhaul flood infrastructure across the country, overcoming these obstacles to assess vulnerabilities, plan improvements, and engineer upgraded or new flood barriers represents a monumental challenge.

APTIM’s Flood Control Engineering Solutions

APTIM’s diverse team of specialized engineers offer a comprehensive range of flood control, hurricane protection, coastal engineering, science and technology, as well as port and marine-related services. With more than 250 employees worldwide, the team ranks among the largest science and engineering groups dedicated to supporting clients in the government, commercial, and industrial industries. Our planning, design, and areas of specialty include:

  • Earthen levee; Civil flood protection design
  • Ecosystem restoration / Flood control
  • Engineering during construction
  • Flood protection structure program
    • Floodplain management
    • Flood fighting
  • Impact assessments, NEPA, and permitting
  • Laser scan and drones
  • Monitoring and compliance
  • Owners representative
  • Planning, design, and feasibility studies
  • Project permits; regulatory process
  • Topographic and hydrographic surveys
Coastal Flood Protection

For more than 30 years, APTIM’s local flood control experts have supported government, USACE, local levee districts, and parishes/counties through planning, design, and construction of floodgates, levees, and other flood protection infrastructure. This includes services for:

  • Dredging and beneficial use
  • Erosion control
  • Floodgates
  • Floodwalls
  • Inland navigation
  • Levees
  • Lock complexes
  • Marsh protection
  • Pump stations
  • Roller gates
  • Salinity control structures
  • Shoreline protection (hardened and living)
Stormwater Management

We provide the experience and technical expertise necessary to deliver effective and efficient stormwater management plans and infrastructure from concept through construction.

  • Collection systems
  • Culverts
  • Drainage
  • Floodgates
  • Outfall canals
  • Pump stations; Force drainage programs

Our Work Protects Your Communities and Infrastructure

We bring decades of combined technical and project management experience for flood protection infrastructure from both the public and private sectors. With experience in FEMA coastal floodplain mapping, facility and infrastructure design, geographic information systems and global positioning system data collection and analysis, construction administration, and regulatory compliance, we deliver extraordinary results for your stormwater management needs.

Staying on schedule and under budget are critical to project success. From implementation of proven design practices to management of construction efforts in the field, we provide extraordinary flood protection engineering services that our clients deserve.

APTIM. In Pursuit of Better.

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