Inspection & Assessment of Dams

Location:

Online

Date:

01/31/2023 - 02/02/2023

Description:

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, and common dam failure modes and the conditions that can led 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

View the full seminar agenda!

This course will have two offerings in 2023.  It will also be offered July 18-20, 2023, as an in-person course.  The location has not been determined yet.

Registration Rates:

Attendance Policy:  

  • Please note that this course is a multi-day technical seminar even though it is being delivered in a virtual format.  Seminars require attendees to be present each day and to participate in the interactive course.  Failure to attend each day may limit access to future components and completion of the course.  Only registered attendees can access the seminar, materials, and recordings.  Professional development credits will only be recognized for the registered attendee.  Additional people should not be sitting in the course.

Cancellation Policy:

  • All cancellations made before January 20, 2023, are subject to a $75 administrative fee.
  • Cancellations made after January 20, 2023, are no longer refundable. 

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.

Virtual Meeting Requirements:

  • For this virtual course, you will need a computer, microphone, webcam, and internet connection.  We will use the ZOOM Meeting platform along with the ASDSO Learning Center for this event.  If you do not have the ZOOM Meeting application or cannot download it, you can use the web browser version.  More details will be sent to attendees after registering.


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