WWC Engineering’s Sheridan Civil Department Manager, Jeff Barron, presented to students at Montana State University in their river modeling course. Professor Katey Plymesser, PhD, instructs her students on the theory and practice of multi-dimensional open channel modeling using the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers HEC-RAS software. Mr. Barron was invited to speak about use of HEC-RAS to solve real-world problems.
Mr. Barron presented a project aimed at addressing a local community’s need for additional development due to the housing crisis. The specific challenge to be addressed was development within a floodplain. Mr. Barron used historical photos, flood insurance rate maps, and design drawings to illustrate the use of multi-dimensional modeling for construction in a floodplain as well as stream restoration activities. Mr. Barron emphasized the responsibilities of a licensed engineer, namely public safety, and environmental stewardship.
WWC Engineering is a multi-disciplinary civil engineering firm with Wyoming branches in Sheridan, Laramie, and Casper and Montana branches in Helena, Billings, and Bozeman.