Safety Evaluation of Existing Dams Day 1 (March 2012) – MODULES 1-5 – Individual Modules

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Technical Seminar: Safety Evaluation of Existing Dams Day 1 (March 2012) – MODULES 1 TO 5

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This seminar emphasizes the importance of periodic evaluation of the safety of existing dams, and provides specific information and guidance on the visual and instrumented monitoring of the various types of dams and their appurtenant structures.  Failure modes analysis is stressed as the basis for an effective and efficient monitoring program.  At the conclusion of the course, attendees will have a thorough understanding of the procedures and techniques essential to carrying out meaningful dam safety evaluations and monitoring, and should be able to apply these principles to improve their own effectiveness and the effectiveness of their dam safety programs.

Includes access to the following videos:

  • Lessons from Dam Safety Programs – Chris Danley 1:00:03
  • Elements of a Dam Safety Program – Jay Stateler 38:19
  • Potential Failure Mode Analysis – Gregg Scott 57:40
  • Introduction to Risk– Greg Scott 1:04:47
  • Inspection Planning and Documentation – Chris Danley 24:35
  • Geologic Considerations in Dam Safety – Gregg Scott 32:45
  • Embankment Dam Failure Modes – Jay Stateler 1:30:47


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