Planning & Conceptual Design
The best projects are created by spending the necessary amount of time in the Concept & Planning design phase. This step cannot be skipped or rushed. During this phase we also provide critical estimates for water loss & usage, heat, power & waste requirements and more.
Water Circulation & Treatment Engineering
Clean and safe water is the end goal of Aquatic Engineering. Proper water treatment happens through correctly applied engineering principles for filtration, circulation, oxidation, and sanitation. We use state-of-the-art technologies, industry best practices, and customized solutions to ensure crystal clear water in every project.
Hydraulic Analysis & Modeling
Water is a dynamic and complicated force to be reckoned with. Our team of experts save clients time and money through modeling analysis to predict how water will behave, which allows us to design an efficient system that works as intended.
Aquatic Life Support Design
Designing an environment where the world’s most exotic creatures can thrive is a tall order, but our uniquely qualified team is always up to the task. Our engineers competently design everything from open to closed systems with freshwater or saltwater. Intimate knowledge of various system types ensures that every dolphin, hippo, fish, penguin, and flamingo is happy and healthy.
The success of an aquatic project is rooted in the vessel’s ability to retain water throughout its serviceable life. We apply sound structural engineering practices to ensure a watertight vessel that will maintain its integrity over time. When needed we can also engineer and design retaining walls, bridges, vaults, and buildings.
Power Distribution & Controls
A well-engineered aquatic filtration system is not complete without designs for the electrical power distribution and controls systems. Our staff can provide a simple controls package to a fully automated SCADA control system. In working with the client, we can provide a system that helps the operations staff efficiently maintain the aquatic feature.
Areas of Expertise
Waterparks & Theme Parks
Many of the worlds most outstanding aquatic venues start with a napkin sketch of “I wonder if we could…”. We’re passionate about producing “world’s first” and “award-winning” aquatic experiences across the globe. Our seasoned engineers tapped into that passion to create the world’s first downhill rapids at some of the world’s most sought-after pieces of paradise: the Atlantis Resort’s Aquaventure Waterparks.
Resorts & Hospitality
Has there ever been a resort hotel brochure or add that doesn’t feature the pool in the foreground? We rely on our experienced and talented architectural partners to produce brilliant backgrounds for some of our most outstanding work – and they rely on us to get the pool just the way they envision it.
Surf Parks, Whitewater Courses & Wake lakes
We thought inland deserved some ocean, so we headed to Austin, Texas to create the first surfing lagoon in the U.S. This 20-acre surfer’s paradise runs on nothing but rainwater run-off, a one-of-a-kind water treatment system and passionate athletes.
Aquariums & Marine Parks
Our talented team of engineers pushed themselves past simply creating clean water to master the specialized science of designing clean water systems that keep even the most fragile aquatic life healthy and comfortable. We’ve executed this delicate balance with millions of gallons in aquariums throughout the world.
Lagoons, Rivers and Waterfalls
It’s hard to go wrong when you combine first-of-its-kind aquatic engineering with animatronic dinosaurs. We stepped up our game and created the water treatment and engineering design for Universal Studios’ Jurassic Park River Adventure, circulating more than 1.5 million gallons of water and home to the largest theme park water descent ever constructed.
Fountains, Spray Play & Specialty Features
We’ve done everything from sculptural and ornamental fountains to intricate and interactive splash pads. Cloward H20 carefully engineers each feature to produce safe and clear water year after year, without the hassle of unnecessary maintenance.
Other Unique & Iconic Aquatics
With extensive expertise in “ALL THINGS WATER” our engineers frequently apply the engineering principals learned in one sector to solve a unique challenge in another. This gives us a strength and depth of experience unrivaled in our industry. Want the worlds deepest dive pool at 60 meters (200 ft) deep? No problem, A 20 million gallon surf lagoon? OK. Bring it on! What will your challenge be?
PLANNING & CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
Bringing us in at the ground floor of your project will help us take even the most out-of-the-box concepts and bring them to life. We’ll work with you to explore constraints and brainstorm creative solutions, saving you time, money and the headache of complications down the road.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT & CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS
We provide each client with a dedicated team of engineers, project managers and skilled craftsman to make sure your project is finished on time and within your budget. Plus, our comprehensive Construction Documentation Package keeps things simple. A detailed layout of every feature and component paves the way for competitive bidding and permits, and 3D modeling ensures a higher level of accuracy for fewer changes during construction.
CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT SERVICES
We go to bat for our clients throughout the entire construction process. We know the ropes, and provide sourcing, bidding and permitting assistance alongside construction site visits and supervision to help our clients avoid costly errors.
COMMISSIONING & START-UP
We’re invested in clients’ projects from the first inquiry and through to opening day. Services like On-Site Startup Assistance, Feature-Specific Startup, Aquatic Life Support System Startup and Operations & Maintenance Training make each project unveiling a success and keep things running smoothly for the long haul.