Facilities

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Overview

Water infrastructure that can be operated and maintained efficiently and effectively is a foundational requirement for good water management. Davids Engineering provides a broad range of engineering services to support the planning, design, and construction of facilities for irrigation and drainage at scales ranging from individual fields to entire irrigation districts. Our focus is on developing the best facility to meet a given need in a manner that provides high quality operation in a practical and cost-effective manner.

Facility Planning

Facilities planning services include conceptual, reconnaissance, and feasibility level evaluations to identify and evaluate alternative improvements. The planning process generally includes mapping, benchmarking of existing facilities and operations, determination of required capacities and other design parameters, estimation of up front and life cycle costs, cost-benefit analysis, and reporting. Improvements range from rehabilitation or modernization of existing facilities to development of new or replacement irrigation and drainage systems.

Facility Design, Construction Management and Permitting

Once facilities improvements are identified, Davids Engineering prepares final designs and specifications for construction. The design process includes detailed site characterization, facilities layout, hydraulic and structural design calculations, selection of materials and dimensions, preparation of plans and technical specifications, and detailed cost estimating. We provide construction management services including bidding and award support, contract administration, construction inspection and testing. Additionally, Davids Engineering often provides engineering support for environmental permitting.