DAM FAILURES AND LESSONS LEARNED
March 19-21 at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown in Denver, Colorado
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Course Objectives: The objectives of this technical training seminar are for participants to be able to:
Understand the two primary mechanisms of dam failure, overtopping and seepage and internal erosion.
Understand the terms and definitions related to internal erosion and piping.
Apply the lessons learned from various case histories to promote better understanding of the components of a dam that are most likely to be involved in a failure.
Become familiar with the terminology and steps involved in probable failure modes analyses and risk evaluations.
Understand the parameters involved in breach analyses and prediction.
Recognize and define the primary defensive design measures used most often to increase the resistance of dams to various failure modes.
Be familiar with actions and tools needed to provide proactive reaction to emergency events to avert failure.
This is a BASIC LEVEL seminar. Participants should have a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or have a civil engineering technician certification and several years’ experience in dam safety activities.
Course Materials: Attendees will receive presentation and reference materials that will aid in both implementing lessons learned in the seminar, and adapting review procedures and checklists to their specific organization. A USB memory stick will be provided to participants that will include the pdf printouts in single page color format of all the presentations at the course as well as other material developed for the course. The USB memory stick will also contain a variety of ASDSO and USSD papers pertinent to the topic material that are not printed in the notebook, as well as other available non-copyrighted material.
A course workbook will be provided in a three-ring notebook, so that participants can add notes and other information. The manual/workbook will include copies of Power Point slides suitable for note-taking during the course (formatted 3 to a page, B&W), class problems and exercise materials, and a compilation of valuable references for each subject including pertinent ASDSO papers.
Professional Development Hours: Up to 18 PDHs are available for attending the full course. Each attendee will receive a form on which to record contact hours for continuing education credit. Please note: ASDSO is not an approved provider for New York professional engineering license continuing education.
Registration Fees: Early Bird Rate prior to March 8 is $450 for ASDSO members and $550 for non-members. Fees on or after March 8 are $475 member/$575 non-member. Registration fees include all course materials, daily continental breakfast and coffee breaks. Refund Policy: Cancellations received in writing by Friday March 15 will receive a refund. All refunds are subject to a $25 processing fee. After March 15, registration fees are no longer refundable.
Provision of Services for Sensory Impaired Attendees: ASDSO will provide services to sensory impaired persons attending the seminar if requested at least five days prior to the date of the seminar.
To Register: Please complete a registration form and mail with payment to ASDSO, 450 Old Vine Street, 2nd floor, Lexington, KY, 40507 or fax to (859) 550-2795. On-line registration is available at www.damsafety.org under “Register for Training” (credit card payments only). If you are not currently an ASDSO member, please include the appropriate dues in order to be eligible for the members-only registration discount.
Overnight Accommodations: Guestrooms are available at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown at the ASDSO Group rate of $149.00 single or double occupancy plus tax per night. Reservations must be made before the cutoff date of March 4, 2013 to assure availability. Please call the Hilton Garden Inn at 303/603-8000 and reference the Association of State Dam Safety Officials order to receive the group rate.
Attendee Profile: Please complete the brief profile questionnaire which will be linked to your registration confirmation message. Your participation in this survey will help us efficiently tailor the seminar content to the specific needs of the attendees.
Questions: Call Susan Sorrell, ASDSO (toll free) 855/228-9732 ext. 2