Review of the 1938 Construction Slide at Fort Peck Dam: Instructors

Keith A. Ferguson, P.E
National Dam and Hydraulic Structures Practice Leader
HDR Engineering, Inc.

Keith Ferguson has over 40 years of planning, design, and construction experience for over 160 dams, levee, spillways, outlet works, canals and tunnels projects across the US and internationally. He holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the University of Colorado in Civil and Geotechnical Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in 18 states. He is a recognized leader in dam safety, risk analysis, seepage and stability analyses, seismic response evaluations for embankment and concrete dams, in rock mechanics, and in design of embankment, roller compacted concrete, and rockfill dams. He recently completed a 7 year term as Director including a 2 year term as President of USSD. He was chair of the ASDSO Dam Safety Journal Editorial Committee from 2008 through 2013. He is currently serving a chair of the USSD Advocacy initiative and the joint USSD Advocacy, Communication, and Public Awareness Committee. He is Vice-chair of the USSD History Committee.


Laila M. Berre, P.E.
Dam Safety Program Manager
US Army Corps of Engineers

Mrs. Berre has served as the Dam Safety Program Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division for twenty-two years and is responsible for the oversight of eighty Corps owned dams within the Columbia and Missouri River basins. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Portland and is a registered professional engineer.

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