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A Highly Experienced Dam Engineer Consultant

Mr. Purkeypile’s Previous Works

Purkeypile Consulting provides professional and cost-effective engineering solutions related to new or existing dams. With more than 30 years of experience in designing dams including 15 years with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ); Purkeypile Consulting has an intimate knowledge of state rules and regulations on dams.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

Mr. Purkeypile has previously worked with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and its predecessor agencies in the hydrology section, the Hydraulics Unit and the Dam Safety Program, for 15 years. He was a senior engineer for the last five years of his tenure with that agency, and he dealt with:

  • Hydraulics and Hydrology
  • Breach Analysis
  • Stability Analysis
  • Dam Safety Inspection
  • Plan Review
  • Approval for New and Modified Dams in Texas

Freese and Nichols, Inc.

After leaving the TCEQ, Mr. Purkeypile worked with Freese and Nichols, Inc. for three years. There, he worked in dam design and rehabilitation, large basin-wide hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, and the inspection of 200 dams through a contract with the TCEQ.

Projects completed with Freese and Nichols include:

  • The Emergency Breach Analysis of Mansfield Dam as a Result of the September 11 Terrorist Incident
  • The Preliminary Design and Development of a Regional Park Dam for Williamson County
  • The Inspection of Longhorn Dam and Decker Creek Dam for the City of Austin
  • The Development of Plans and Specifications for the Design of a Dam Used as a Focal Center for Wildlife Observation and a Senior Center for the City of Carrollton
  • Completion of Two Complex
    Basin Wide Hydrologic and Hydraulic Routings for Brushy Creek Watershed and the City of New Braunfels
  • The Project Management of the Inspection of 200 Dams for the State of Texas Through Contracts With the TCEQ
  • Hydrologic Training to TCEQ Dam Safety Staff

R. J. Brandes Company (RJBCO)

In 2002, Mr. Purkeypile joined the R. J. Brandes Company (RJBCO) and operated as a senior engineering consultant specializing in water resources and related fields. He provided consulting assistance on projects involving a wide variety of surface water issues. During his time, he dealt with problems in:

  • Hydrology
  • Hydraulics
  • Drainage
  • Flooding
  • Litigation Support
  • Dam Safety Engineering
  • Dam Embankment and Spillway Design
  • Breach Analysis
  • Inundation Mapping
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Early Warning Systems
  • Vulnerability Assessments of Dams
  • Water Rights
  • Water Quality
  • Nonpoint Source Pollution Control
  • Storm Water Management

His representative projects include:

  • The Safety Inspection of 40 Dams Through a TCEQ Contract
  • Providing Expert Witness Services for Rainfall-Runoff
  • Flooding and Dam Safety Issues and the Inspection
  • Assessment and Modification of a High Hazard Dam in Kerr County to Safely Pass the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) With Reinforced Concrete Armoring of the Dam

TRC Environmental Corporation

In 2005, Mr. Purkeypile worked in TRC Environmental Corporation after it acquired The R. J. Brandes Company. His projects included the rehabilitation of Meeker Lake Dam, a high-hazard dam located near the City of Weatherford, Texas.

Mr. Purkeypile inspected 178 high and significant hazard dams for the TCEQ as part of ongoing technical assistance to the state of Texas to inspect and assess their high-hazard dams. He helped in various projects, such as:

  • Developing Two Regional Detention Ponds for the City of Seguin
  • Completing the Breach Analyses for Meeker Lake Dam and the City of Blossom Lake Dam
  • Performing H&H Analyses of Several Small Earthen Dams
  • Assisting With Litigation Support for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
  • Designing Several Small Recreational Dams in Texas

Sole Proprietorship

In 2009, Mr. Purkeypile formed a sole proprietorship and has performed H&H and breach analyses and developed emergency action plans for several dams, including:

  • Lambshead Ranch Tank Dam
  • Spohn Ranch Lake Dam
  • W.O. Gross Lake Dam
  • Southern Cross Ranch Dam
  • ESC Robertson Lake Dam
  • Laurel Creek Dam
  • Denman Park Dam

Mr. Purkeypile also developed a plan to remove Old Lake Winters Dam and performed several on-site assessments of dams that need significant repair.

Mr. Purkeypile formed Purkeypile Consulting, LLC, in July of 2010 for the purpose of providing cost-effective, professional engineering services to owners of dams in Texas.

Why Choose Us

Our sole purpose is to provide cost-effective and professional engineering services to dam owners in Texas. We also firmly believe in providing only the highest quality of solutions with honesty and integrity.

See Mr. Purkeypile’s Credentials

For more information about the achievements of Mr. Purkeypile, you can download his resume through our website. Reach out to us if you have further inquiries.