SOIL MECHANICS FOR DAM SAFETY
February 5-7 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
NOTICE: As of Tuesday, January 22, this course has filled and registration is now closed. Please contact ASDSO to be placed on the waiting list in case of cancellations. 859-257-5140
For pre-registered and confirmed participants - Guestrooms are sold out at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, where this seminar will be held. An additional block of rooms has been secured at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown/Bricktown, located at 2 West Reno Street in Oklahoma City. The Courtyard is about 0.4 mile/8 minute walk from the Hilton. To secure a room at the discounted group rate of $139 plus tax per night, please call Marriott Central Reservations at 800/217-9905 before the cutoff date of Friday, January 25 and reference the group code ASDN. Marriott info: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/okcdt-courtyard-oklahoma-city-downtown/
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Course Objectives: The objective of this course is to provide a comprehensive presentation of the significant principles, concepts, and analytical procedures of soil mechanics as applied to the design and analysis of embankment dams. The material is presented with emphasis on the application to dam safety issues using case histories and real problems to present both theoretical and practical concepts. Upon completion of the course, the participants will have the knowledge and resources to address the following soil mechanics issues as they relate to their work in dam safety:
Soil Composition and Classification
Compaction of Soils
Hydraulic Conductivity of Soils
Stresses in Embankments and Foundations
Shear Strength of Soil
Lateral Earth Pressures
Field Exploration of Embankment Dams
Field Testing of Soils
This is a BASIC level course, intended as an introduction for those with minimal to moderate experience in the design, inspection and operation of dams. Participants should have a bachelor’s degree in civil or geological engineering or similar fields and 1 or more years of related experience. Participants are asked to bring a scientific calculator, graph paper, compass (for drawing Mohr’s Circles).
Course Manual: The participants will receive a 3-ring binder containing complete subject matter notes covering the seminar topics. These manuals have served past participants as review and reference materials for years following the seminars.
Continuing Education: This technical seminar contains up to 23.5 hours of instruction. Certificates documenting PDH credits will be awarded to participants upon completion of the seminar.
Registration Fees: Early Bird Rate prior to January 25 is $450 for ASDSO members and $550 for non-members. Fees on or after January 25 are $475 for members and $575 for non-members. Registration fees include all course materials, daily continental breakfasts and coffee breaks.
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 start date. Please contact Susan Sorrell at ASDSO (859) 257-5146 for more information.
Questions: Contact Susan Sorrell, ASDSO Meetings Director at (859) 257-5146 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To Register: Please complete a registration form and mail with payment to ASDSO, 450 Old Vine Street, 2nd floor, Lexington, KY, 40507 or fax to (859) 323-1958. On-line registration is available at www.damsafety.org under “Register for Training” (credit card payments only). If you are not currently an ASDSO member, please include the appropriate dues in order to be eligible for the members-only registration discount.
Overnight Accommodations: Guestrooms are available at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel at the ASDSO group room rate of $81.00 single or double occupancy plus tax per night. Reservations must be made before the cutoff date of January 11, 2013 to assure availability. Please call the Hilton at 405-272-3040 and mention the ASDSO seminar in order to receive the group rate. OR make your reservations on-line at our custom Hilton web page.
Attendee Profile: Please complete the brief profile questionnaire which will be linked to your registration confirmation message. Your participation in this survey will help us efficiently tailor the seminar content to the specific needs of the attendees.