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ULC Course Description

Dam Safety
Control Number: 28
Course Number: 54DAS01A
CEUs: 2.6     PDHs: 26.0     LUs: 0.0     PDUs: 0.0     CMs: 0.0     ACE: 0.0     CEHs: 0.0
This course trains managers, engineers, geologists, technicians, and project operating personnel in FOA engineering, construction, and operations divisions on all aspects of the Corps of Engineers Dam Safety Program. The background and history of dam safety in the Corps is covered along with the multi-discipline design, construction, and operational considerations. Details of planning, conducting, and reporting the results of a periodic inspection are included. Guidance on project surveillance by operation personnel along with the Dam Safety Program are covered in detail. Public awareness and preparedness are included.

Through lectures, case histories, field visits, and structured student discussions, the course covers all aspects of a dam safety program. The course outlines technical considerations (hydrologic, seismic, geotechnical, electrical/mechanical and structural) as well as the operational requirements (operation, maintenance, surveillance, preparedness, training, and notification). The scope and implementation details of the Dam Safety Program are covered in detail. Presentations, video modules, case histories, and a walk-through inspection are used to effectively present a multi-discipline approach to the successful monitoring and evaluation of Corps of Engineers dams.

Nominee must be assigned: (a) Occupational Series: Selected 0800 and 1350. (b) Grade: GS and WG, as appropriate, GS-05 or above. This course is intended for all personnel involved in the design, construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of Corps dams. Attendees should bring proper attire for field visits, e.g., rain gear, comfortable shoes (no sandals or flip-flops.)


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SessionLocationStart DateEnd DateSeats Open
4Royal, AR5/6/20245/9/20240
5Royal, AR6/3/20246/6/20240
6Royal, AR8/12/20248/15/202413