Inspection & Assessment of Dams




07/18/2023 - 07/20/2023


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

This course will have two offerings in 2023.  It is also available from January 31 - February 3, 2023, in a virtual format. 

Registration Rates: 

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Cancellation Policy:

  • All cancellations received prior to July 8, 2023, are subject to a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations after July 8, 2023.

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.

Location Information:

  • Watch for additional details coming soon!

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