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General Design and Construction of Earth and Rock-Fill Dams

Credit: 12 PDH or CE Hours
Course Fee: $108.00
130 pages

Course Summary:

This course presents fundamental principles underlying the design and construction of earth and rock-fill dams. The general principles presented herein are also applicable to the design and construction of earth levees. The construction of earth dams by hydraulic means was curtailed in the 1940’s due to economic considerations and liquefaction concerns during earthquake loading and is not discussed herein.

Learning Objective:

  • Introduction
  • General Considerations
  • Field Investigations and Laboratory Testing
  • General Design Considerations
  • Foundation and Abutment Preparation
  • Seepage Control
  • Embankment Design
  • Appurtenant Structures
  • General Construction Considerations
  • Instrumentation

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Course Content

Course Author: US Army Corps of Engineers

Course 1

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Certificate of completion of the course

This course comes with a multiple-choice quiz. You can view the quiz and take the quiz if you are logged in your account. You can take the quiz for this online PDH course as many times until passed. The passing grade is 70% and above. After you pass the quiz simply follow the page, to pay for the course and print your certificate instantly. A copy of the certificate and receipt for this course will always be in your account.

This online PDH or CE course can also be used as a continuing education course for the following.


PE Civil Engineers

PE Structural Engineers

PE Environmental Engineers

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