Inspection and Assessment of Dams


Phoenix, AZ


03/05/2019 - 03/07/2019


Together Paul and Dean have offered this seminar 18 times in 16 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 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.

Five 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:

  • Member Rate: $850 on or before February 18/$900 after February 18
  • Non-Member Rate: $950 on or before February 18/$1,000 after February 18

Cancellation Policy:

  • A $75 cancellation fee applies to all cancellations received on or before February 25. After February 25 no refunds will be given.

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PDHs Available: 

  • 24 PDHs are available for the completion of the course. NY licensed engineers are elegible to recieve up-to 19 PDHs for the completion of the course. 


  • Desert Willow Conference Center, 4340 Cotton Center Blvd., Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85040

Hotel Information:

No ASDSO group blocks have been reserved, however, the following hotels are within close proximity to the seminar location and may offer government per diem or other discounted rates. Some of them also have a complimentary shuttle service.Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites 317-972-0600

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton: 602-470-2100
  • Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix Airport: 480-966-4300
  • Marriott Buttes Resort: 888-867-7492
  • Sheraton Phoenix Airport: 480-967-6600
  • Legacy Golf Resort: 602-305-5500

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