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Dam Safety Inspections Report Guidelines (BLM)

COURSE NO: G02-010
PDH CREDIT: 2
COURSE PROVIDER: Allen Hughes, P.E.
Dam Safety Inspections Report Guidelines (BLM)
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents the basic guidelines of dam inspections according to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The BLM owns and operates 671 dams, as well as inspects 300 privately owned dams located on BLM land. With the inventory of aging dams, maintenance and inspection become more critical. At the same time, the useful life of many new dams may be extended by regular maintenance of deficiencies which are discovered by proper inspections.

 

If you are new to dam safety inspections, the material presented in this course will provide important background information. The discussion of the inspection process is designed to provide the inspector with guidance for conducting a comprehensive inspection of an embankment dam.

 

If you have experience with embankment dams, the material presented in this course will provide a brief refresher on key terminology used in BLM embankment dam inspections.

 

This 2 PDH online course is intended for use by engineers, dam owners, maintenance contractors, operators, inspectors, dam safety regulators, consultants and landscape architects interested in gaining an understanding of embankment dam inspections according to BLM recommended practices.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the basic qualifications to inspect BLM embankment dams
  • Understanding the basic methods of inspecting BLM embankment dams
  • Identifying and explaining the characteristics transverse cracking
  • Identifying and explaining the characteristics of horizontal, longitudinal, interior and surface cracking
  • Identifying and explaining the characteristics sliding, slumping and seepage
  • Identifying and explaining the characteristics piping along outlet works
  • Identifying and explaining the characteristics piping through abutments and foundations
  • Identifying and explaining the characteristics piping due to water soluble materials, vegetative growth and burrowing animals
  • Identifying and explaining the potential consequences of erosion
  • Understanding the basic methods of inspecting foundation, spillways and outlets
  • Understanding the hazard classification system for dams
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course you will need to review the BLM Publication titled "Dam Safety Inspection Report Guidelines" published by The Bureau of Land management in 2006.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Dam Safety Inspections Report Guidelines (6.18 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete this course review you will need to take a multiple choice quiz of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this BLM Publication.

 

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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