Utilities & Infrastructure Services
Modern society depends on a secure and complex array of networks to deliver the high standards of living we enjoy today. Water and wastewater, electricity, gas, fuel and communications networks cross every kind of geographical divide, bringing a way of life whose simplicity belies the complex engineering that goes into guaranteeing it.
MMI provides a range of services to assist our clients assure the reliability and resilience of their infrastructure networks.
Our range of services include:-
- System reliability assessment
- Development of capital improvement programs
- Security and hazard vulnerability assessment of lifeline systems
- Development of Hazard Mitigation Plans (HMP) and cost/benefit analysis for FEMA pre-disaster mitigation (PDM) grants
- Seismic assessment and retrofit design of individual structural components such as storage tanks and reservoirs, treatment facilities, transmission and distribution system pipelines, process and chemical tanks and pump station buildings and equipment
- Specialised design of pipelines subjected to large ground displacement such as fault and river crossings and pipelines crossing zones of active landslides
- Specialised analysis of mass concrete structures such as concrete dams, spillways, foundation elements and pump stations
- Special expertise in structural dynamics using sophisticated analytical tools such as ABAQUS, ANSYS, SAP2000, and LSDYNA
- Scenario development and loss modeling with expertise in geology, seismology, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and financial loss to help clients mitigate the unexpected consequences of earthquakes. Expertise in use of HAZUS and spreadsheet models
- Assessment and quantification of geo-hazards such as site-specific probabilistic seismic hazard analysis to develop design response spectra, time histories and project specific design criteria. Expertise in the assessment and mitigation of earthquake related ground failures such as liquefaction, lateral spread, surface fault rupture and landslides