Technical Manual: Conduits through Embankment Dams
Today, tens of thousands of conduits through embankment dams in the United States are aging and deteriorating. Many of these conduits were poorly constructed and are not frequently inspected, if at all. With each passing year, deteriorating conduits pose an increasingly greater risk for developing defects that can lead to embankment dam failure. This technical manual provides procedures and guidance for “best practices” for the design, construction, problem identification and evaluation, inspection, maintenance, renovation, and repair associated with conduits through embankment dams. The technical manual is intended for use by personnel familiar with embankment dams and conduits, such as designers, inspectors, construction oversight personnel, and dam safety engineers. The technical manual includes more than 280 illustrative figures, 34 case histories, and an extensive glossary. The DVD format includes an extensive collection of “additional reading” references.