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Expertise

Our team works closely with clients to deliver personalized engineering, specializing in hydrotechnical, structural, geotechnical, and dam safety services. We are driven by our commitment to excellence, innovation, and client success and apply these values to all projects large or small.

At Austin Engineering, research is paired with both modern and traditional practices in all facets of business. Our multidisciplinary team operates with an exceptional level of care and precision to help our clients reach and even exceed their goals.

Austin Engineering continues to lead Canada in the use of 3D printed dam models for hydraulic and seismic testing, which is done in-house at our hydraulics lab and also at our research partner’s lab at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO).

We work collaboratively with UCBO and our other partners – Selkirk College and FortisBC – to develop ways of better understanding and supporting extreme consequence dams; we use shake table technology to expertly demonstrate our ground-breaking research and experimental investigation into complex dam-water interactions.

In 2018 our results were presented at the Canadian Dam Association Conference, and our efforts were recognized in both 2017 and 2018 with the Clean Energy BC ‘Operational Excellence’ Award.
Our passion for understanding how dams respond during earthquakes is heralding a new era of dam safety.

Austin Engineering Ltd. is committed to supporting the community and contributing in meaningful ways to important causes in the area. Austin Engineering supports organizations and programs that help build a better community, create value and align with the company’s vision.

We proudly support the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation, the Lower Columbia Tech Club, the City of Trail Squash and Racquetball Courts and the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society.

These organizations provide improved patient care in our region, promote science and technology for all ages, support healthy living and secure the area’s incredible trail system for the future.

innovation, and client success. Their findings are not only crucial to the safety of dams worldwide but also to those who live and work downstream. Austin Engineering was recognized for their advancements in dam safety, winning the Clean Energy BC Operational Excellence Award in 2017 and 2018 for their 3D modeling and seismic testing on one of FortisBC’s extreme consequence dams.

The company is situated downstream from some of B.C.’s largest hydroelectric generating stations, where the majority of the province’s electricity is produced. Having that physical and local connection to the Columbia River and other renewable energy waterways gives Austin Engineering a superior understanding of hydropower and dam safety that is proudly ingrained in its principles.

Expertise

Austin Engineering Team

Our team works closely with clients to deliver personalized engineering, specializing in hydrotechnical, structural, geotechnical, and dam safety services. We are driven by our commitment to excellence, innovation, and client success and apply these values to all projects large or small.

At Austin Engineering, research is paired with both modern and traditional practices in all facets of business. Our multidisciplinary team operates with an exceptional level of care and precision to help our clients reach and even exceed their goals.

Austin Engineering continues to lead Canada in the use of 3D printed dam models for hydraulic and seismic testing, which is done in-house at our hydraulics lab and also at our research partner’s lab at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO).

We work collaboratively with UCBO and our other partners – Selkirk College and FortisBC – to develop ways of better understanding and supporting extreme consequence dams; we use shake table technology to expertly demonstrate our ground-breaking research and experimental investigation into complex dam-water interactions.

In 2018 our results were presented at the Canadian Dam Association Conference, and our efforts were recognized in both 2017 and 2018 with the Clean Energy BC ‘Operational Excellence’ Award.
Our passion for understanding how dams respond during earthquakes is heralding a new era of dam safety.

Community

Austin Engineering Ltd. is committed to supporting the community and contributing in meaningful ways to important causes in the area. Austin Engineering supports organizations and programs that help build a better community, create value and align with the company’s vision.

We proudly support the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation, the Lower Columbia Tech Club, the City of Trail Squash and Racquetball Courts and the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society.

These organizations provide improved patient care in our region, promote science and technology for all ages, support healthy living and secure the area’s incredible trail system for the future.

Innovation

Austin Engineering is leading Canada in the use of 3D printed dam models for hydraulic and seismic testing. Using in-house shake tables at both our hydraulics lab and our research partner’s lab at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan (UBCO) campus, we’ve divulged findings that are not only crucial to the safety of dams worldwide but also to those who live and work downstream. This technology provides options that save clients time and money, support capital planning, mitigate risk, improve environmental outcomes, and provide enhanced stakeholder engagement. 3D printed modeling also provides clients with multiple design options that are tailored to their specific project goals; it’s technology that’s extremely useful, not only for new designs but also for analysis and retrofitting of existing dams.

Austin Engineering and our partners were recognized for our advancements in dam safety in 2017 and 2018, winning the Clean Energy BC ‘Operational Excellence’ Award in both years for our 3D modeling and seismic testing on one of FortisBC’s extreme consequence dams.

  • Dedicated hydraulics lab
  • 3D printed models
  • Multiple design options
  • Hydraulic structure/control modeling
  • Flood mapping and IDF studies
  • Flood hazard assessment
  • Spillway outflow models
  • Dam discharge facilities