ASDSO Conferences and Seminars


March 28-30, 2017 the Medallion Conference Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209

Register online at the ASDSO Portal. or Download the Registration Form.

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Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to provide a general understanding of conduits, valves and gates in the context of the operation, maintenance and design of dams and dam safety.  Emphasis will be placed on issues related to the design, construction, and performance of conduits, values, and gates types commonly used at dams.  Case histories and practical exercises will be used to enhance learning of the purposes and features of conduits, valves, and gates at dams; common materials; design standards and design considerations; operation and control; performance issues; and maintenance and rehabilitation.

This is a BASIC level course, and is intended as an introduction for those with a minimal to moderate level of experience in the design, inspection and operation of dams.  This course will provide a general understanding of conduits, gates, and valves at dams with an emphasis on design, construction, and performance. This course is targeted toward individuals interested in dam safety with an introductory to intermediate level background in dam safety and conduits, gates, and valves.

Course Materials

ASDSO will provide a notebook containing a copy of the presentation slides with room for participant notes.

What to Bring

Participants should arrive prepared with a pad of paper, pen/pencil and a scientific calculator for taking notes and working through the exercises.

Professional Development Hours

This technical seminar contains over 17 hours of classroom instruction.  Forms for the documentation of PDH credits will be provided to all registered attendees.  Notes: HDR is an Authorized Provider by IACET and offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard, including credit for New York PE PDH’s.  Forms for the documentation of PDH credits will be provided via email to attendees upon completion of the seminar.

Registration Fees

Fees prior to March 13 are $850 for ASDSO members and $950 for non-members.  A late fee of $50 will be applied for registrations received after March 13.  Registration fees include all course materials, and daily refreshment breaks. Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations received in writing by Tuesday, March 21 will receive a refund. All refunds are subject to a $75 processing fee. After March 21, registration fees are no longer refundable.

Provision of Services for Sensory Impaired Attendees

ASDSO will provide services to sensory impaired persons attending the seminar if requested at least five days prior to the date of the seminar.

Overnight Accommodations

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.  Free parking is available at the Medallion Conference Center.

  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites
  • LaQuinta Inn
  • Comfort Inn
  • Hampton Inn
  • Days Inn

Confirmation and Attendee Profile

A registration confirmation message will be sent via email. You will also receive a link to a short on-line survey prior to the seminar date. Please take a moment to complete the survey, as your participation will help us efficiently tailor the content to the needs of the attendees.

Questions: Call Jennifer Burns (859) 550-2788.

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