IIHR has been developing, modeling, and designing hydraulic structures since the institute’s earliest days. From locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi River to the Thames Tideway Tunnel Project, researchers and shop support services at IIHR have paved the way for innovative hydraulic engineering.
Hydraulic structures have taken many forms at IIHR, including weirs, dropshafts, fish passage structures at hydroelectric dams, and more. Our researchers and support staff help envision and build these installations that alter the natural flow of water to accomplish an environmental or public service.
IIHR Engineering Support Staff & Services (IESS) has extensive experience designing and constructing physical hydraulic modeling facilities — our clients include some of the world’s largest cities (London; New York City; Washington, D.C.; Abu Dhabi), major hydroelectric public utilities (Grant County Public Utility District on the Columbia River and Idaho Power Company on the Snake River, both in the Pacific Northwest), and some of the world’s largest engineering consulting firms (AECOM, CH2M Hill, Black & Veatch, Stanley Consultants, Hatch Mott MacDonald, and Mead & Hunt, among others).
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