Title

Hoover Dam: Construction Milestones in Concrete Delivery and Placement, Steel Fabrication, and Job Site Safety

Abstract

The size of the Boulder Canyon Project necessitated a broad array of innovations in construction engineering and management which had enormous impacts on all of the large scale projects that followed it. Major milestones were achieved in mass concrete handling and placement across a large and sometimes treacherous job site; equally challenging problems with forming and pouring structural concrete elements for the project, such as the intake towers, penstocks, spillways, and outlet works; steel penstock fabrication and placement; and establishment of basic job site safety precautions that became increasingly common thereafter, including on-site medical care the provision of hard hats to all workers.

Meeting Name

Hoover Dam 75th Anniversary History Symposium (2010: Oct. 21-22, Las Vegas, NV)

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Concrete Delivery; Construction Engineering; Job Site Safety; Large-Scale Projects; Mass Concrete; Steel Fabrication; Steel Penstocks; Structural Concretes; Penstocks; Trenching

Geographic Coverage

Clark County, Nevada

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

9780784411414

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2010 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), All rights reserved.

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