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WESTERN DAM ENGINEERING NEWSLETTER, VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2, JULY 2014
SOIL CHARACTERIZATION, SPECIFICATION TIPS, FIX A LEAKY PIPE, CONDUIT
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VOLUME 2 <br />ISSUE 2 <br />July 2014 <br /> <br />In this Issue <br />Introduction……………………………………….….. 1 <br />Soil Characterization – Here’s the Dirt <br />(Part 1)….……………………………………………... 2 <br />What the Heck Should Be in My Spec? Part 3: The Devil is in the Details - <br />Specification Tips to Help Your Job Run Smoothly….………………………………….. 9 <br />You Con-du-it; How to Fix a Leaky Pipe…………………………………………………… 16 <br /> <br />1 <br />A QUARTERLY PUBLICAT ION FOR WESTERN DAM ENGINEERS <br />Comments/Feedback/Suggestions? <br />Email Colorado Dam Safety to submit feedback on Articles. <br />Please use article title as the subject of the email. <br />Upcoming ASDSO Webinar Dam Safety Training: <br /> Seepage Monitoring and Analysis of Embankment Dams, <br />by Mark Pabst, P.E., August 12, 2014 <br /> Foundation Preparation During Dam Construction, <br />by John France, P.E., October 14, 2014 <br /> <br />Dam Safety 2014 National Conference, San Diego, CA <br />September 21-25, 2014 <br />ASDSO Training Website Link <br /> <br />PDF Attachment to this Tech Note: Outlet Inspection Sled Information <br />In this issue of the Western Dam Engineering <br />Technical Note, we present the first in a series of <br />articles on performing soil characterization, an article <br />presenting methodologies for in place conduit repairs, <br />and the final article for the technical project <br />specification series presenting general “specification <br />tips” to help your job run smoothly. This quarterly <br />technical note is meant as an educational resource for <br />civil engineers who practice primarily in rural areas of <br />the western United States. This publication focuses on <br />technical articles specific to the design, inspection, <br />safety, and construction of small dams. It provides <br />general information. The reader is encouraged to use <br />the references cited and engage other technical <br />experts as appropriate. <br /> <br /> The Western Dam Engineering Technical <br /> Note is sponsored by the following <br /> agencies: <br /> Colorado Division of Water Resources <br /> Montana Department of Natural <br />Resources <br /> Wyoming State Engineer’s Office <br /> This news update was compiled, written, <br /> and edited by URS Corporation in Denver, <br /> Colorado. <br /> Funding for the Technical Note has been <br /> provided by the FEMA National Dam Safety <br /> Act Assistance to States grant program. <br /> Article Contributors: <br /> URS Corporation: Ed Villano, PE; <br /> Dennis Miller, PE; Paulo Virreira; <br /> Jennifer Williams, PE; and Jason Boomer, PE. <br />Tyler Youderian, Youderian Construction. <br /> <br /> Editorial Review Board: <br />Michele Lemieux, PE, Montana Dam Safety <br /> Program Supervisor; Bill McCormick, PE, PG, <br /> Colorado Chief Dam Safety Branch; <br /> Mike Hand, PE, Wyoming Dam Safety <br />Program; Mark Ogden, PE, Association <br /> of State Dam Safety Officials; <br /> Matthew Lindon, PE, Loughlin Water <br /> Associates; and Steve Becker, PE, <br /> Natural Resources Conservation Service <br /> <br />GOOD TO KNOW <br />The material in this publication has been prepared in accordance with generally recognized engineering principles and practic es, and is for general information only. The information <br />presented should not be used without first securing competent advice from qualified professionals with respect to its suitability for any general or specific application. No reference made in <br />this publication constitutes an endorsement or warranty thereof by URS Corporation or sponsors of this newsletter. Anyone using the information presented in this newsletter assumes all <br />liability arising from such use.
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