Inspection & Assessment of Dams


St. Louis, MO


07/18/2023 - 07/20/2023


This 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, 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. The use of drones, special cameras, GIS, and other new technology for use in performing dam inspections and assessments will be presented.

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, including risk-informed decision-making for dams.

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Registration Rates: 

Cancellation Policy:

  • All cancellations received prior to July 8, 2023, are subject to a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations after July 8, 2023.

PDHs Available:

  • 19 PDHs are available for the completion of the course. NY licensed engineers will receive 19 PDHs for the completion of this course.

Location Information:

  • The seminar will be held at the Marriott St. Louis Grand located at 800 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63101. 
  • On-site parking for individuals not staying at the hotel is available. Daily valet parking is $29 and daily self-parking is $13.

Overnight Accommodations:

  • ASDSO has secured a small room block at the Marriott St. Louis Grand for seminar attendees. The Marriott St. Louis Grand is located at 800 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63101.
  • Rooms are $159 +taxes per night and reservations must be made by June 26, 2023. Make your reservations here!
  • Standard overnight valet parking for hotel guests is $48 and standard overnight self-parking is $30.  

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