Classroom Seminar
Inspection and Assessment of Dams


Baltimore, MD


08/20/2019 - 08/22/2019


Together Paul and Dean have offered this seminar 19 times in 17 states and it has been attended by more than 1,000 students.  The seminar provides comprehensive instruction in inspection and evaluation techniques for dams.  The principles, concepts and procedures taught will be readily adaptable to any organization conducting dam inspections and evaluating their compliance with current design standards.  Participants learn about a variety of dam types and their appurtenances, the function of typical dam features, and common dam failure modes and the conditions that can lead to these failure modes.  Actual dam failure cases will be presented.  Public safety, security, and liability will also be discussed along with approaches to responding to dam incidents.

Five learning objectives attendees will receive from this course:

  • Historical perspective of dam construction methods for various dam types
  • Common failure modes associated with various dam types
  • Understanding of standards for maintaining dams
  • Techniques for performing a comprehensive dam inspection
  • Awareness of emerging issues related to inspection and assessment of dams

Registration Rates:  Download the Registration Form or Register Online

  • Member Rate: $850 on or before August 5/$900 after August 5
  • Non-Member Rate: $950 on or before August 5/$1,000 after August 5

Cancellation Policy:

  • A $75 cancellation fee applies to all cancellations received on or before August 12. After August 12 no refunds will be given.

PDHs Available: 

  • 24 PDHs are available for the completion of the course. NY licensed engineers are elegible to recieve up-to 19 PDHs for the completion of the course. 


  • Mt. Washington Conference Center - 5801 Smith Avenue Baltimore, MD 21209

Hotel Information:

The Mt. Washington Conference Center is offering attendees overnight accommodations at $109 per night. To book your room and receive the contracted rate participants should call the Conference Center's reservation department at 800-488-8734 and identify the program name "Association of State Dam Safety Officials". Reservations for the program must be received by Friday, July 26, 2019. After this date the room block will closed and the rate can not be guaranteed.

To register download the registration form and return it to ASDSO or Register Online through the ASDSO Portal! Not a member? Become a member before registering and save!

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