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ULC Course Description

Instrumentation and Performance Monitoring of Dams and Levees
Control Number: 26
Course Number: 54DAS04A
CEUs: 0.0     PDHs: 0.0     LUs: 0.0     PDUs: 0.0     CMs: 0.0     ACE: 0.0     CEHs: 0.0
This course is to provide dam and levee safety professionals formal training in the requirements and best practices of dam and levee instrumentation and performance monitoring programs with emphasis on the importance of timely data collection, evaluation, and reporting. Through instruction, discussion, workshops, and hands-on exercises, students will gain the technical expertise needed to develop an appropriate instrumentation and monitoring program based on potential failure modes analysis.

The course will cover all the aspects of the instrumentation and monitoring of dams and levees through lectures, case histories, group discussions, workshops, field visit, and practical exercises. The course will include: program development and considerations, visual monitoring discussions, common instrumentation and their applications, installation considerations, data collection frequencies, data management, threshold establishment, automated data acquisition systems and software, data processing and evaluation, and reporting requirements. Hands-on field exercises will include example instruments and manual readings of instruments in the field as well as data processing and plotting. Hands-on group activities will include “developing instrumentation monitoring program considerations” exercises, as well as data interpretation and evaluation exercises.

Nominee must be assigned to (a) Occupational Series: Selected 0800 and 1350. (b) GS-07 or above. Nominees must have current or projected responsibilities in instrumentation program development, data collection, processing and plotting, or data evaluation. Nominees are recommended to already have taken the general “Dam Safety” or “Levee Safety” PROSPECT course or have 3 years of work experience with dams or levees. Attendees should bring proper attire for field visit, e.g., rain gear, comfortable shoes (no open toed shoes).


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SessionLocationStart DateEnd DateSeats Open
3Old Hickory, TN7/9/20247/11/20246