Hoover Dam: Construction Milestones in Concrete Delivery and Placement, Steel Fabrication, and Job Site Safety
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.
J. D. Rogers, "Hoover Dam: Construction Milestones in Concrete Delivery and Placement, Steel Fabrication, and Job Site Safety," Proceedings of the Hoover Dam 75th Anniversary History Symposium (2010, Las Vegas, NV), pp. 163-188, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Oct 2010.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1061/41141(390)9
Hoover Dam 75th Anniversary History Symposium (2010: Oct. 21-22, Las Vegas, NV)
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
Clark County, Nevada
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01 Oct 2010