River Structures

SMEC has carried out investigations, studies, design, construction and construction management for more than 2,000 water engineering projects worldwide. These projects help to assist flood control and improve water quality, landscape and the diversity of wildlife habitats.

Our depth of knowledge and experience covers all types of river structures, including embankments, spillways, gates, intakes, outlets, and pipelines.

We understand that an economical, safe, durable and low maintenance cost river structure design begins with a solid understanding of the project location, ground conditions, and the properties and behaviour of natural materials on structure construction and lifecycle.

At SMEC, we work closely with our clients to find the best project approach. We consider the most cost and time-effective river structure type and tailor each project to ensure design solutions deliver successful project outcomes.

Through our team of scientists, designers and engineers we provide a range of specialised services including:

  • Site selection
  • Hydrology and hydraulics
  • Environmental and social services
  • Contamination management
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Structural design
  • River training works
  • River bank protection
  • Construction management and supervision
  • Asset management
  • Maintenance management