Classroom Seminar
Stability Analysis of Embankment Dams


Phoenix, AZ


03/24/2020 - 03/26/2020


*Please note - Due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus this course has been changed from an in-person course to a virtual course. Registered attendees will receive additional details on this change. Visit the ASDSO COVID-19 response page to learn more

This course provides broad coverage of stability analysis for embankment dams. Topics addressed in the course include soil stress-strain behavior, shear strength selection, field and laboratory testing methods, slope stability analysis methods, slope stability analysis loading cases, seepage as related to stability analysis, and stability rehabilitation methods. The course includes several exercises to reinforce the information presented in lectures, as well as two optional evening sessions providing opportunities for hands-on experience with a commonly used slope stability computer program.

Learning objectives attendees will receive from this course:

  • An understanding of the importance of slope stability in dam safety, and the basic theoretical principles supporting slope stability analysis methods
  • An understanding of the significance of adequate subsurface characterization and shear strength property selection.
  • An understanding of soil stress-strain behavior and its relationship to shear strength.
  • An understanding of how to select shear strength parameters from field and laboratory data.
  • An understanding of slope stability rehabilitation measures.

Registration Rates: Download the Registration Form or Register Online

  • Member Rate: $900 on or before March 6/$950 after March 6
  • Non-Member Rate: $1,000 on or before March 6/$1,050 after March 6

Cancellation Policy:

  • A $75 cancellation fee applies to all cancellations received on or before March 13. After March 13 no refunds will be given.

PDHs Available:

  • 24 PDHs are available for the completion of the course. NY licensed engineers please check back close to the course for details on the number of PDHs available.

Facility Information:

  • Desert Willow Conference Center, 4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd. Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85040
  • Free parking is available at conference center.
  • ASDSO has a secured a small room block at the Homewood Suites nearby. Rooms are $189 per night and reservations must be made by March 13, 2020. Homewood Suites is about 2 blocks from the Conference facility and provides a shuttle. To make a reservation call 602-470-2100 and reference "Association of State Dam Safety Officials" or secure your room online.

Other nearby hotels include:

  • 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
  • GreenTree Inn & Suites 602-438-8688

To register download the registration form and return it to ASDSO or Register Online through the ASDSO Portal! Not a member? Become a member before registering and save!

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