Changes to Engineer-of-Record Approved

In 2018 and 2019, a Working Group that was comprised of representatives of the CDA Mining Dams Committee and Dam Safety Committee drafted a revision to Section 3.1 of the CDA Technical Bulletin: Application of Dam Safety Guidelines to Mining Dams (2014).  This revision addresses dam safety management and the engineer of record.  

The revision was approved by the Board of Directors in the summer.  The English PDF version of the Bulletin has been updated and is available through CDA’s online library for members free of charge.  It is also being sold in PDF through the CDA Shop.  

The 2019 English print version will be available for sale in the new year.

The 2019 French, Spanish and Portuguese versions will be available in 2020.  At this time, the French 2014 edition is available.

CDA would like to thank its volunteers for their time and efforts into updating this guidance document.

Andy Small (Working Group Chair), Klohn Crippen Berger, Fredericton, NB
Jarrod Malenchak (Dam Safety Committee Chair), Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, MB
Greg Noack (Mining Dams Committee Chair), Klohn Crippen Berger, Toronto, ON
Allan Kirkham (CDA Coordinator), retired, Picton, ON
Des Hartford, BC Hydro, Vancouver, BC
Michel Julien, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, Toronto, ON
Scott Martens, CNRL, Calgary, AB
Anthony Rattue, SNC Lavalin, Montréal, QC

Interested individuals can download the revisions to Section 3.1 on this page.  (Note: The revisions are only available in English.)

Modifications apportées à la description de l’ingénieur-désigné

En 2018 et 2019, un groupe de travail composé de représentants du Comité des barrages miniers et du Comité sur la sécurité des barrages a procédé à la révision de l’article 3.1 du Bulletin technique : Application des Recommandations de sécurité des barrages aux barrages miniers (2014) de l’ACB.  Cette révision s’applique à la gestion de la sécurité des barrages et à la description de l’ingénieur-désigné.   

La révision a été approuvée par le conseil d’administration l’été dernier. La version anglaise du bulletin en format PDF a été mise à jour et est maintenant offerte gratuitement aux membres de l’ACB par le biais de sa bibliothèque en ligne. On peut également l’acheter en format PDF à la boutique en ligne de l’ACB.  

On pourra se procurer la version anglaise du bulletin de 2019 sur support papier au cours de la prochaine année. 

Les versions française, espagnole et portugaise du bulletin de 2019 seront disponibles en 2020. À l’heure actuelle, on peut consulter la version française du document de 2014.

L’ACB aimerait remercier ses bénévoles pour le temps et les efforts investis dans la mise à jour de ce document d’orientation.

Andy Small (Working Group Chair), Klohn Crippen Berger, Fredericton, NB
Jarrod Malenchak (Dam Safety Committee Chair), Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, MB
Greg Noack (Mining Dams Committee Chair), Klohn Crippen Berger, Toronto, ON
Allan Kirkham (CDA Coordinator), retired, Picton, ON
Des Hartford, BC Hydro, Vancouver, BC
Michel Julien, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, Toronto, ON
Scott Martens, CNRL, Calgary, AB
Anthony Rattue, SNC Lavalin, Montréal, QC

Les personnes qui le souhaitent peuvent télécharger sur cette page les révisions apportées à l’article 3.1. (Remarque : les révisions ne sont disponibles qu’en anglais.)

Revision to Section 3.1 of the Mining Dams Bulletin
Dam Safety Management and Engineer of Record


The CDA Mining Dams Committee has prepared a proposed revision to Section 3.1 of the Technical Bulletin: Application of Dam Safety Guidelines to Mining Dams that was issued in 2014 (CDA, 2014).  This revision addresses dam safety management and the engineer of record.  It is being issued to the CDA membership for review and comment, and can be downloaded from this webpage.

The document was prepared by a Working Group that comprised representatives of the CDA Mining Dams Committee and Dam Safety Committee that was established in the fall of 2017.

Comments are welcome before the end of 2018. Please reply to miningdams@cda.ca

Approved Changes to the Engineer-of-Record

Approved EOR_1
(Adobe PDF File)

Draft Revision to CDA Technical Bulletin: Application of Dam Safety Guidelines to Mining Dams

Draft Revisions to EOR
(Adobe PDF File)