Workshops

CDA is pleased to offer professional development workshops on October 13 and 14, 2018.  These pre-conference workshops provide individuals with an excellent opportunity to learn and network with peers and experts in the field.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at 2018technical@cda.ca.


Saturday, October 13
Workshop A: Dam Safety Reviews – FRENCH ONLY
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Workshop C: Training and Case Studies on Corrosion – FRENCH SESSION, FOLLOWED BY ENGLISH SESSION
Workshop C1: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – FRENCH SESSION
Workshop C2: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – ENGLISH SESSION

Sunday, October 14
Workshop B: Hydrotechnical Challenges for the Management of Aging Dams – Laboratoire LaSalle – ENGLISH and FRENCH
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Workshop D: Special Topics of Slope Stability II – ENGLISH ONLY
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Workshop E: Ground Models, Geohazards and Site Characterization for Dam Foundations – ENGLISH ONLY
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Workshop F: Emergency Management & Response: New Guidance – ENGLISH ONLY
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops will be held at the Hilton Québec, 1100 Boulevard René-Lévesque East


Registration

Registration for these workshops is  available via the Conference registration system, see the Registration button. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at 2018technical@cda.ca.

On-line Registration System

Workshop A: Dam Safety Reviews – FRENCH ONLY

Saturday, October 13, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$395 plus taxes

This workshop presents the concepts and process developed in the Canadian Dam Association's Technical Bulletin on Dam Safety Reviews (2016). A case study is a key component of the workshop, and delegates will work through how to scope a dam safety review, how to work through the hazard-failure mode-control aspect of the safety analysis, and how to present the findings of a dam safety review.

The workshop is aimed at dam owners, consultants and regulators who want to know what the Canadian Dam Association considers to be good practice for dam safety reviews. All instructors have gone through a training program from the CDA Dam Safety Reviews Working Group.

Note: The CDA Technical Bulletin on Dam Safety Reviews is not required but is recommended. Please bring your copy with you. If you do not have a copy but wish to purchase one, you can do so from "Shop CDA " on this website; a limited supply will be available for purchase on the day of the workshop.

This workshop will be offered in French. Simultaneous interpretation will NOT be provided.

Workshop B: Hydrotechnical Challenges for the Management of Aging Dams – Laboratory LaSalle – ENGLISH and FRENCH

Sunday, October 14, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$395 plus taxes

Simultaneous interpretation will not be provided.

Download the full schedule below.

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Workshop C:  Principles of Rust and Corrosion Mechanisms – FRENCH SESSION, FOLLOWED BY ENGLISH SESSION

Saturday, October 13, 2018
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – FRENCH – Workshop C1
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. – ENGLISH – Workshop C2
$100 plus taxes

Training on corrosion, galvanization, bonding and rust-anode technology. Case studies.

The following topics will be covered:

* Rust: origins, cycle, use in paint industry, damages, treatment
* Steel corrosion: mechanism, damages, treatment
* Environmental aggression: acid rain and others
* Microbial Corrosion: mechanisms, evaluation, solutions
* Rebars and concrete deterioration: mechanisms, causes, wave action, solutions
* Damage Evaluation: rust, corrosion
* Material Choices: nobility of metals and assemblies
* Design Mistakes: how to avoid mistakes and sharp angles
* Hot dip Galvanizing: Zinc steel coupling, zinc oxide, methods of evaluation of remaining protection, alternatives
* Paint limitations: zinc paints, strengths, weaknesses
* Guarantees: principles, expected practical lifetimes
* Maintenance: short, medium & long term
* Steel protection from the Environment: lead management, reaction of immersed and non-immersed protections
* Supervision and inspection: qualifications, limitations
* Question period

Instructor: Claude Dupont, Technical Director, Galvatech 2000

This session will be held first in French, then repeated in English.

Workshop D: Special Topics of Slope Stability II – ENGLISH ONLY

Sunday, October 14, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$395 plus taxes

The Mining Dams Committee has established a Working Group that is addressing issues related to slope stability and this Working Group will be hosting a workshop on slope stability as part of the 2018 CDA Conference.   This will be the second workshop hosted by this Working Group with the first held at the 2017 CDA Conference in Kelowna.  That first workshop addressed a number of items such as dealing with contractive soils, providing a framework for target factor of safety, discussing the role of deformation analyses, providing guidance on parameter selection, and examining triggers.   That workshop formed the basis of a revised guidance document for target factor of safety that will be issued in the summer of 2018.   In addition, the Working Group is preparing a paper on slope stability for the CDA 2018 Conference.   As a follow-up to the first workshop, the issuance of the revised guidance, and the 2018 paper, the Slope Stability Working Group will be hosting a full day workshop that will address the following topics:

* Overview of revised guidance
* Overview of companion paper
* Achieving a suitable probability of failure based on standard of care
* Use of deformation analyses to support safety statements
* Pseudo-static analyses
* Post peak stability analyses
* Use of optimized slip surfaces

Instructor: Andy Small, M.Sc., P.Eng.

This workshop will be held in English. Simultaneous interpretation will NOT be provided.

Workshop E: Ground Models, Geohazards and Site Characterization for Dam Foundations – ENGLISH ONLY

Sunday, October 14, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$395 plus taxes

Topics covered in this workshop include:

* Recent trends in the understanding and Geotechnical Behavior of glacigenic Units and assemblages and how they apply to new and existing dam sites.
* Understanding rock Foundations for existing Dams using digital photogrammetric Mapping techniques, statistically Modeling of rock mass variability, etc.
* Dams on Karstic Foundations.
* Erodibility of spillways.

This workshop will be held in English. Simultaneous interpretation will NOT be provided.

Workshop F: Emergency Management & Response: New Guidance – ENGLISH ONLY

Sunday, October 14, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$395 plus taxes

Dam safety management addresses the risks associated with dams, including release of fluids as a result of structural failure, mis-operation, planned operation, or any other cause.  CDA's Dam Safety Guidelines (CDA 2013) include emergency management as a fundamental part of a dam safety program.

The primary objective of this newly released Bulletin is to assist dam owners in the Preparation of Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans, in order to serve the basic needs of the owner, community first responders, and those who regulate dam safety.

Further, the Bulletin outlines strategies to enhance the understanding of hazards posed by a dam as well as options available to reduce the risk exposure and vulnerability of stakeholders, thereby building community resilience in the process.  In this way, the Bulletin is intended to address aspects of emergency management, beyond simply planning and response - those additional aspects being prevention/mitigation and recovery. Engaging communities in this manner leads to more advanced, and often more effective, means to manage residual risks posed by dams and their operation.

This workshop will be held in English. Simultaneous interpretation will NOT be provided.