ASI continues to meet the unique needs of our clients in the water pipeline and buried infrastructure market.
Public Safety Improvements
The first ASCE report card for our nation’s infrastructure was published in 1998 and dams were given a D letter grade. Subsequent report cards published in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017 have also given dams a D grade and, according to the 2017 ASCE Infrastructure Report Card, the number of deficient high-hazard potential dams is estimated to be at 2,170 or more. As dams, and other water resources infrastructures continues to age these structures and systems will require ever greater maintenance and upkeep. As experts in water resources infrastructure, ASI will continue to work to provide safe and reliable water systems.
With the heightened concerns surrounding terrorism and its potentially devastating effects on our society, the US Department of Homeland Security has established a dams sector in its counter-terrorism division tasked with improving the security of our dams against a terrorist attack. With dams recognized in such a prominent role as a vital component and in need of vigorous protection, they are gaining much needed additional attention and associated funding. ASI has the expertise, equipment, and the capacity to participate in the upgrade and security of dams and water resources infrastructure.
As populations continue to grow and our water storage infrastructure continues to age, many water providers have become concerned about securing future water supplies and increasing their water storage capacities. ASI personnel have built, enlarged, and rehabilitated over 118 dams over the last forty years and we will work on hundreds of these projects in the future. We have participated in every aspect of water storage projects, from feasibility studies and permitting through construction to operation and maintenance. We are proud to bring this expertise to our clients around the world.
Recent and dramatic flooding has underscored the critical importance of providing safe and reliable flood control systems for communities around the world. Many existing flood control systems are in poor condition and in need of upgrades, repair, and complete removal and replacement. As leaders in the water resources infrastructure market, ASI understands the critical role flood control system play and the complex requirements for their design, construction and maintenance. We are adept at working with a wide range of clients to solve these critical issues in timely and cost effectively ways.
ASI continues to meet the unique needs of our clients in the water pipeline and buried infrastructure market. As communities continue to grow and as many existing pipelines continue to age and deteriorate, the need for the installation of new water distribution systems, as well as their upkeep and maintenance, has become an essential element of any distribution system.