USACE Awards $6 Million Dam/Levee Safety Contract to HNTB-Kleinfelder Joint Venture

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As an extension of the Corps' Risk Management Center, the joint venture will work with USACE districts across the country to analyze dams, levees and flood control structures and facilitate any needed corrective actions

Flooding is the biggest natural threat to Americans’ homes and property. We’re excited to be working with the Corps.

The HNTB-Kleinfelder joint venture is pleased to announce that the Kansas City District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), on behalf of the Risk Management Center (RMC), awarded the team an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for specialized architect-engineer (A-E) support of its dam and levee safety programs. The five-year agreement has a contract value of $6 million.

“The synergies created by uniting the two firms ultimately made our joint venture the highest qualified in this very competitive source selection process,” said Anthony Zuena, senior vice president and water market manager at Kleinfelder. “On one hand, HNTB has a long-standing relationship with the Kansas City District as well as a long history of levee and flood management project success. On the other, Kleinfelder brings extensive dam design and risk methodology experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies to the table, as well as an existing relationship with the Risk Management Center.”

“Flooding is the biggest natural threat to Americans’ homes and property,” added Tom Poer, associate vice president and flood risk management director at HNTB Corporation. “We’re excited to be working with the Corps and the professionals at Kleinfelder to help evaluate risk for the nation’s critical dams and levee systems.”

Acting as an extension of the RMC, the HNTB-Kleinfelder joint venture will be responsible for conducting analysis of dams, levees and flood control structures based on risk of failure and will work with USACE districts across the nation to facilitate the process of any necessary corrective actions.

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HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With nearly a century of service, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and solves clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program delivery and construction management. For more information, visit

About Kleinfelder    
Kleinfelder is an employee-owned architecture, engineering and science consulting firm providing solutions to meet our world’s complex infrastructure and natural resource challenges. A global firm with nearly 2,000 employee owners, Kleinfelder provides planning, engineering, scientific, architecture, technical and management solutions. With more than 50 years of experience, Kleinfelder’s reputation of providing innovative, commonsense solutions to the most complex challenges has solidified its status as a trusted partner to its clients and a leader in the industry. Working as a team, our bright people will deliver the right solutions. Visit

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