Event Report: ICOLD 26th Congress and 86th Annual Meeting

We had 7 NZSOLD members at the ICOLD conference with representation on 5 of the ICOLD Technical Committees. Reports from the Technical Committee Members are provided under ICOLD News. The Vienna congress started with 2 days for the Technical Committees to meet and make some progress on their various projects / bulletins. This was followed … Continue reading Event Report: ICOLD 26th Congress and 86th Annual Meeting

Event Report: Failure Modes and Effects Analysis

In August, NZSOLD held the Dam Potential Failure Modes Workshop in Auckland.  The NZSOLD Management Committee and workshop organising team were delighted with attendance (90) and the high levels of participation during the day. The workshop presentations, case studies and group work provided education on Potential Failure Modes that built on the guidance in the … Continue reading Event Report: Failure Modes and Effects Analysis

Young Professionals Group – Week of Engineering Expo

Many thanks to the group of Wellington based NZSOLD YPG members who put together a fantastic interactive stand at the recent Week of Engineering Expo in Wellington.  This is the first time NZSOLD has participated in this event. The team got great engagement and feedback from all who attended, and from the event organisers at … Continue reading Young Professionals Group – Week of Engineering Expo

Small dam, big task

Craig Scott from MWH gives an Engineer’s personal reflections on managing an emergency dam decommissioning Is that dam safe? Are my children safe? Will my house be flooded if the dam fails? These are just a few examples of the many questions asked of me after the August 2013 earthquakes, which forced the emergency dewatering … Continue reading Small dam, big task