2015 CSCE Annual Conference Regina - Building on our Growth Opportunities

2015 CSCE Annual Conference Regina - Building on our Growth Opportunities Conference


Title
Selection Criteria for Dam Construction Methods


Author(s)
Dr. Mohamed Darwish, The American University in Cairo (Presenter)
Mr. Michael Thomas
Mr. Karim Wadeih
Ms. Nour Eldeeb
Mr. Mohamed Assy
Mr. Amr Eweida
Mr. Shady Wadie
Mr. Michael William
Mr. Amr Ali
Abstract

Dams are one of the very important infrastructures for countries to control and benefit from its resources. These types of projects are considered mega projects for various types of characteristics like cost, constructability, resources and time. When it comes to construction methods, there is the conventional method and innovative methods. This paper covers different construction methods covering the construction of hydraulic structures in genereal and dams in specific. The selection criteria used to determine the best method to be used for each specific construction conditions is set. Two dams with different sizes and project conditions were studied and examined against the selection criteria in order to evaluate the validity of the applied construction method in each case.