Classroom Seminar
Stability Analysis of Embankment Dams


Portland, OR


07/19/2022 - 07/21/2022


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.

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Registration Rates: Register Online • Download the Registration Form

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

Cancellation Policy:

  • All cancellations are subject to a $75 administrative fee.
  • Cancellations must be received by July 8, 2022. Cancellations made after July 8, 2022, will not receive a refund. 

PDHs Available:

  • 21 PDHs are available for the completion of the course. NY licensed engineers will receive 21 PDHs for the completion of this course.

Facility Information

  • University Place Hotel & Conference Center, 10 SW Lincoln St., Portland, OR 97201
  • Parking for overnight guests is $18 daily.  Attendees not staying overnight will pay $3 hourly or $13 for all day.
  • Rooms are available at the University Place Hotel & Conference Center. Rooms are $132 per night and reservations must be made by July 7, 2022. 
  • Call 503-221-0140 or book online and reference code "ASSODA"
  • A complimentary breakfast is available for overnight guests.
  • University Place Hotel & Conference Center is located about 7 miles from the airport.  The MAX Red Line light rail service connects from the airport and has a stop in front of the conference center.

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