Knight Piésold has extensive terrain hazards assessment experience for hydropower and mining projects. We undertake such studies for occupied structures, such as powerhouses, construction/operation residences, and for many types of linear infrastructure, including roads, pipelines, and transmission lines. We analyze landslide hazards and risks for a wide variety of project sites, ranging from mountainous and permafrost landscapes to subtropical settings.
With a quantitative risk assessment approach, Knight Piésold provides terrain hazards assessment services during all stages of development (site selection, preliminary/detailed design, environmental assessment, construction, operations, and closure). We have a track record of developing a range of cost-effective solutions, including debris flow/flood mitigation, as well as rock fall protection for penstocks, powerhouses, intake structures, transmission towers, and conveyors.
Specialist services include:
Knight Piésold has been proactive in harnessing techniques that facilitate geomorphic interpretation and hazard characterization. These techniques include:
Knight Piésold helps construction contractors and owners manage the landslide risks on their sites by developing practical management plans and assisting with the associated monitoring.