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Central Designs Organization (CDO) was established in 1959 at Mumbai. For better association with research wing this was shifted to Nashik in year 1976-77. This organization is having 4 Superintending Engineers and 17 Executive Engineers to carry out Designs of masonry dams, earthen dams, gates, power houses and lift irrigation schemes. Presently the designs and drawings of following items are prepared in this organization.

  • General Layout of head-works of water resources projects (Major, Medium, Minor)
  • Earthen, Masonry, Col-grout and RCC Dams (NOF/OF) and their components
  • Spillway, Barrage, HR, Outlets, Vertical lift gate, Radial gate, valves, gantries, Hoisting arrangement, spillway bridge, approach bridge, EDA, RCC & Steel structures, Canal, Cross-drainage works
  • Hydro power house & its components
  • Lift irrigation Scheme and its components
  • Dynamic analysis of embankment, FEM, Pipe network analysis
  • Water planning, PMF, Flood routing, Geological investigation, EIA and CWC Clearances of projects