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Geosyntec Practitioners Contribute to 2021 USSD Virtual Conference

Several Geosyntec practitioners contributed to sessions for the 2021 United Society on Dams (USSD) Virtual Conference to be held virtually between May 10 and 21, 2021.

Over twelve presentations during the conference were developed by a suite of our practitioners, including Derek Morley, Brandon Lanthier, John Barrett, Jamey Rosen, Andrew Higgins, Bhrugesh Patel, Robert Bachus, Kate Darby, Julia Roberts, Tamer Elkady, Glenn Rix, Lelio Mejia, Chris Hale, Wes MacDonald, Rob Annear, Rich Wildman, and Lucas Nguyen.

Scheduled over a two-week period, the 2021 USSD Virtual Conference program will include technical sessions on multiple topics, including Geosyntec presentations on dam safety risk analysis, foundations and monitoring, construction, tailings dams, hydrology and hydraulic modeling, and seismic engineering.

USSD is dedicated to advancing the role of dam and levee systems and building the community of practice. As the United States member of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), USSD provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge and experiences and is charged with leading the profession of dam and levee engineering. USSD is led by a Board of Directors representing all sectors of the industry, including consultants, contractors, owners, and academia. 

Geosyntec Contributions

Date: May 10, 2021

Integrating Dam Safety Risk into the Dam Site Exploration Framework for Design Projects
Derek Morley, Brandon Lanthier

Date: May 12, 2021

Construction Techniques & Challenges at the TVA Boone Dam Remediation Project
John Barrett

Joint Execution Exercises as a Risk Mitigation Tool during the Remediation of Boone Dam
John Barrett

The Effectiveness of Grouting as a Slurry Control Pre-Treatment for the Boone Dam Cutoff Wall
John Barrett

Getting What You Want from Construction – Dam Construction Data Management for Regulators (Lessons Learned from USACE)
Jamey Rosen

Comparison of Multiple Verticality Survey Techniques, Applications on Boone Dam
Jamey Rosen, Andrew Higgins, Bhrugesh Patel

Date: May 13, 2021

Effects of Moisture Content Changes on the Rheologic Properties of Ponded CCRs
Bob Bachus

Date: May 17, 2021

Procedures for initiating and prioritizing post-earthquake inspection of dams
Kathleen Darby, Julia Roberts, Tamer Elkady, Glenn Rix, Lelio Mejia

Three-Dimensional Analysis of Lenihan Dam for the Loma Prieta Earthquake
Lelio Mejia

Characterizing Seismically Induced Deformation Hazard for Earthen Dams
Christie Hale

Date: May 19, 2021

Internal Erosion Vulnerabilities and their Identification in Original Construction Documentation at the Boone Hydroelectric Project
John Barrett, Wes MacDonald

Performance Monitoring Instrumentation for Mine Tailing Facilities
Robert Bachus

Date: May 20, 2021

Mitigation of Delta-T Events in Wheeler Reservoir with Dam Releases
Rob Annear, Rich Wildman, Lucas Nguyen

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More Information

About the event: https://www.ussdconferences.org/d/vnqyhf/
About USSD: http://www.ussdams.org
For consultation regarding dams, levees and hydraulic structures, contact Derrek Morley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..