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Construction of the Hoover Dam - Challenges and Challenges Met

The Concrete Society - Yorkshire Region
Leeds University - Civil Lecture Room A


The Concrete Society Yorkshire and Humberside Region, in conjunction with the Yorkshire Region of the Institution of Structural Engineers, presents a seminar on Construction of the Hoover Dam: ‘Challenges and Challenges Met’ The construction of the Hoover Dam was one of the most challenging construction projects in the world during the 1930s. The extreme temperatures, difficult soil conditions, lack of access to the construction site and construction in poor economic time were the major challenges. Many new techniques of concrete constructions that we use today were developed or improved during its construction. The construction of Hoover Dam tamed a river, provided irrigation and electricity to the southwest USA and created an economic boom for the area.


Presented by Luke Snell – Emeritus Professor, School of Engineering, Chair of ACI History Committee and Executive Director, Missouri ACI


Starts 17.30 for 18.00 start.


Free seminar. A complimentary cold food buffet and tea and coffee will be provided.