Classroom Seminar
Inspection & Assessment of Dams


Nashville, TN


08/04/2020 - 08/06/2020


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. 

The course will be held at the Holiday Inn Express Nashville Downtown Conference Center. To ensure the safety of our attendees and presenters, the room will be set so that all social distancing guidelines are enforced and meals will be packaged to ensure cross contamination does not take place. Download the Holiday Inn cleanliness guidelines

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: $900 on or before July 17/$950 after July 17
  • Non-Member Rate: $1,000 on or before July 17/$1,050 after July 17

Cancellation Policy:

  • A $75 cancellation fee applies to all cancellations received on or before July 24. After July 24 no refunds will be given.

PDHs Available:

  • 19 PDHs are available for the completion of the course. This course has been approved for 19 PDH credits for NY licensed engineers.


  • Holiday Inn Express Nashville Downtown Conference Center, 920 Broadway, Nashville TN 37203
  • Valet Parking only is available for overnight guests at $42 per night. Day attendees can park for $20 daily.
  • ASDSO has secured a small room block for attendees at the seminar venue. Rooms are $169 +taxes per night and reservations must be made by 7/13/2020. To make a reservation you can call 877-666-3243 and reference ASDSO Technical Seminar Room Block or visit the online reservation system.

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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