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Civil Dynamics Now a Division of GZA

We are excited to announce that Civil Dynamics (CD) is now a division of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., a multidisciplinary firm with a broad range of services focused in the areas of geotechnical, environmental, water, ecological, and construction management services.

“Formally joining GZA after our years of positive and productive business partnerships will allow us to continue to serve our existing clients while strengthening our ability to consult and advise on challenging dam and civil engineering projects, not just in our region, but throughout the GZA service footprint. All of us at CD are excited to take our practice to the next level with GZA,” says CD President, Chris Adams.

Operating as a division of GZA, CD will be moving into GZA’s Fairfield, New Jersey office, which is close to our current headquarters in Stockholm, New Jersey, and our contact information will remain the same.

We will continue providing dam engineering, civil engineering, construction phase services, and other related services to all of our current clients, with added services now available from GZA’s comprehensive practice areas.

Visit www.gza.com to learn more about GZA.  Read the full press release.

Dam and Civil Engineering Professionals

Civil Dynamics is a multi-disciplined consulting engineering firm specializing in all phases of dam engineering as well as general civil engineering services across New Jersey, New York and other Mid-Atlantic States. We are a certified Small Business Enterprise offering the combination of a highly experienced and multifaceted staff (professional engineers, surveyors, planners, CADD designers, and construction inspectors) to provide full service engineering solutions to meet your project needs both large and small. We focus on understanding client needs and providing consulting services that will help ensure your project is successful and within your budget.

History of Firm

Civil Dynamics was founded in 1985 for the purpose of providing professional engineering services related to public and civil works, water resources and environmental engineering.

After several years of experience in general private practice and specialization in performing hydraulic testing on existing and rehabilitated water mains for municipalities, governmental agencies, commissions, and private sector companies, the scope of services was expanded. From 1988 onward, the capability of the firm broadened to include hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, design and rehabilitation of civil works, and land surveying.

During this time period, Civil Dynamics developed a unique practice in conducting the specialized services associated with dam engineering in response to the needs of dam owners. We have conducted literally hundreds of inspections, hydrologic and hydraulic studies, design alternative analyses, final designs and emergency action plans for dams.

Civil Dynamics continues to provide other general civil engineering consulting services, such as storm water management, sanitary system and sewage disposal design, road and pavement design, and site development designs.

As a result of our experience, along with the quality and responsiveness of our services for the past 25 years, Civil Dynamics has established an excellent reputation with our clients and with regulatory agencies.


  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO)
  • Council for Safe Dams (CSD)
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA)