Reexamination of the 2004 Failure of Big Bay Dam, Mississippi: Instructor

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

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.

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