Home » Shop » 2005 – RCC Construction & Quality Control for Burnett Dam
José López1, Tim Griggs, Robert J. Montalvo, Richard Herweynen and Ernest Schrader
The Burnett Dam is a 50m high Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) Dam with a total RCC volume of
400,000 m3. It is located on the Burnett River, approximately 50km inland from the town of Childers
in Queensland, Australia. The design of the dam commenced in 2003, construction started in
November 2003 and the dam will be completed by the end of 2005.
This paper discusses the construction processes, the extensive quality control program and the
innovations developed for the RCC dam construction.
Key features of the project discussed in this paper are:
During construction, special emphasis was given to the inspection of the processes of production,
transportation, delivering, placement, compaction and curing of the RCC.
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