The Bureau of Reclamation has named Ernest Hall, P.E., chief of the Civil Engineering Services Division #2 at the Technical Service Center in Denver, Colo., U.S.
“Reclamation relies upon the Technical Service Center for its leadership, excellence, and world-class engineering and science services,” said Chief Engineer David Raff. “Mr. Hall’s experience, expertise, and leadership will continue this tradition in support of water and power delivery in the western United States.”
Civil Engineering Services Division #2 comprises three Waterways and Concrete Dams Groups specializing in structural and hydraulic evaluations and designs of concrete dams and appurtenant hydraulic structures. The division also includes the Construction Management & Specifications group, which provides construction management services and prepares and coordinates specifications for Technical Service Center developed construction solicitations and the Estimating Services Group that provides Reclamation-wide estimating expertise and develops government cost estimates.
Hall has extensive experience in dam safety, design and modification of concrete dams, spillways, and outlet works, Reclamation said. He joined Reclamation in 1990 as a civil engineer and has served as manager of the Waterways and Concrete Dams Group 2 for the past five years.
He has worked on an array of design projects, from modifications to appurtenant structures at small Native American dams for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to large concrete dam modifications such as Folsom Dam in California. He has extensive experience with Reclamation’s Dam Safety Program and is a member of Reclamation’s Dam Safety Advisory Team.
Hall has a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Colorado State University and became a registered professional engineer in 1995.
Reclamation is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of the Interior and is the largest wholesale water supplier and second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the U.S.