BCE’s licensed professional engineers specialize in providing dam safety services in support of the Virginia Impounding Structure Regulations (Regulations) (4VAC50-020). The BCE Team’s licensed engineers have completed numerous dam safety related breach analyses and inundation mapping throughout the State, including multiple studies for the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), studies for Municipal dams in Fairfax County, and most recently in association with local dam repair plans for private dam owners. BCE has successfully supported clients with obtaining DCR Grant funding in support of their dam projects.
In addition to providing dam safety services, BCE has designed hundreds of small impoundments and BMPs that function for both water quality and water quantity management purposes. As a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM), Scott Blossom, P.E. has inspected and assessed water control structures, spillways and evaluated floodwalls, barriers and levees. Our team uses cutting-edge technology and trusted methodologies to analyze and model site hydrology and hydraulics with a range of storm event data. BCE provides detailed mapping of inundation areas as well as assistance with Letters of Map Revision from FEMA. In addition, BCE provides full-service water resources engineering design associated with stream restoration, dam removal and wetland/floodplain mitigation, including calculations, construction documents and specifications in accordance with current local, Federal, and State Regulations.
BCE’s senior dam safety design engineer, Christy Hill, P.E. regularly attends the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Dam Safety Program Technical Seminar and is a current member of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials. Throughout her career, Christy has assisted with numerous dam safety projects and regularly performs dam safety technical inspections, prepares operation and maintenance plans and schedules, updates dam safety certifications, completes dam break inundation zone studies and hazard classifications, and develops Emergency Action Plans.