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

That’s a D for Dams – ASCE Infrastructure Report Card 2017

That’s a D for Dams – ASCE Infrastructure Report Card 2017

The American Society of Civil Engineers, the U.S’s oldest engineering society with over 150,000 members, has since 1988, published an Infrastructure Report Card. This provides a comprehensive assessment of the nation’s 16 major infrastructure categories, examines current infrastructure conditions and needs, and using a simple A to F school report card format assigns grades, before … Continue reading That’s a D for Dams – ASCE Infrastructure Report Card 2017