Technology-enhanced imaging

Communicating complex information visually maximizes the value of your data by making it easier to understand situations and outcomes. Learn about web-based GIS, image analysis and drone imaging, and 3D scanning and modeling. 

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Big data and the Internet of Things (IOT)

Continuous advancements in sensor technologies allow organizations to collect large amounts of data ever more easily and inexpensively. Pairing near-real-time monitoring with data science and machine learning is opening new views into system operations and troubleshooting. Maximizing the usefulness and value of ballooning volumes of data, however, requires expertise in instrumentation, data infrastructure, and reporting

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Stormwater quality improvement

Over the last three decades, Barr has teamed with dozens of water management organizations, state and federal agencies, universities and research organizations, counties, soil and water conservation districts, cities, and industrial clients to research, pilot, design, and implement cutting-edge methods of reducing, capturing, treating, and/or reusing stormwater runoff with the end goal of improving surface water quality.

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Paste, filtered tailings, and mine backfill

Drawing upon our experience serving clients in this area for the last 50 years, Barr offers a high level of expertise across virtually all aspects of tailing management. Our capabilities include expanded services in paste, filtered tailings, and underground mine backfill to better serve our clients. 

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Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)

ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance, a set of standards indicating an organization’s sustainable and ethical business practices. If you need a partner to help you start or advance your ESG journey, Barr is ready to listen and provide strategic advice and technical support. 

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Climate change

Barr helps clients in the mining, power, and fuel sectors—as well as local and regional communities and governments—develop effective climate-change resiliency strategies.

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Floodwater management

Whether you’re establishing a new flood-risk management plan or upgrading an existing structure, Barr can provide planning, modeling, and engineering through final design and construction, as well as funding assistance. Our team includes civil, water resources, geotechnical, structural, mechanical, electrical, and cost engineers, as well as certified floodplain managers, natural resources scientists, and environmental permitting specialists.

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Department of Energy–funded technology development projects

Our engineers and scientists often help bring theoretical concepts to practical application and are currently working on several power-related technology projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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PFAS

PFOA or PFAS are anthropogenic chemicals found in many consumer products. The same properties that make PFAS durable and resistant also make them extremely persistent in the environment.

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