Tag: Flooding

Making a Difference, One Solution at a Time

Design professionals come in many forms. They design, engineer, landscape, survey, map, inspect, and build the infrastructure that surrounds and serves us. But they share one common characteristic: The work they do improves lives. For nearly 60 years, the professionals at Ayres Associates have been working to make your world – and the world of… Read More »

Top 5 Reasons to Celebrate Civil Engineering

By Disa Wahlstrand, PE, LEED AP It’s National Engineers Week, which makes this a great time to celebrate all engineers. Engineers come in many specializations, from aerospace to software and everything in between. But the engineer with the greatest impact on the public good could well be the civil engineer – designer of water pipes… Read More »

HEC-RAS Software: How Math Mitigates Flooding

In this City of Loveland, Colorado, map, the red line shows the HEC-RAS modeled 100-year floodplain that Ayres Associates completed in 2005. The yellow line shows the extents of the 2013 major flood, as measured by the City of Loveland. By John Hunt, Senior Hydraulic Engineer When it comes to 1-dimensional open-channel hydraulic analysis, the… Read More »