Capabilities and Services

NHC provides a wide range of services in the area of water management. We have successfully completed over 4,000 projects for public and private clients in North America, South America, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Our team is knowledgeable, experienced, and proven in a variety of services delivered worldwide. We are technical and scientific experts, but also good communicators and team members who work closely with clients and their staffs to understand and meet their needs.

Major areas of work include hydrology and water management, hydraulics of natural systems, water infrastructure hydraulics, and our hydraulics laboratory.

Learn more about the technical services that we provide by selecting from one of our services listed in the left-hand column.

Physical Modeling Laboratory

NHC’s physical modeling professionals have assisted clients around the world in developing innovative solutions to complex hydraulic problems. Physical hydraulic modeling is a hands-on, practical approach to developing effective engineering designs and conducting applied hydraulic research. Through an interactive and collaborative physical modeling approach, our clients actively participate in the design process, which gives them confidence in the future performance of their projects. This up-front collaboration often results in significant construction and operation cost savings, as well as expedited project schedules.

Our success in physical hydraulic modeling results from the capabilities and extensive experience of our senior modeling specialists, our ability to develop innovative solutions to complex hydraulic problems using modeling as a design-aid tool, and our commitment to continually improving the technology used in our modeling operations. Applied research performed in our laboratories has resulted in innovations in hydraulic structure design, improved techniques for analyzing fluid behavior, and development of laboratory technologies that increase the value of modeling as a design and analytical tool.

We have earned a reputation for excellence through our work on a broad range of project types throughout North America and around the world, including dams and reservoirs, power generation, water supply and water treatment, municipal infrastructure, river processes, fish passage, natural hazards, and coastal developments.