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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission calls for increased review of spillways at high hazard dams
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission calls for increased review of spillways at high hazard dams

Recent events brought renewed attention within the FERC to the Potential Failure Modes associated with concrete spillways and unlined spillways.

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“Times They Are A-Changin” for federal infrastructure projects
“Times They Are A-Changin” for federal infrastructure projects

Architecture and engineering firms must face a significant change if they want to be prepared to help their federal clients.

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Electrical equipment working clearances to help prevent a flashy end
Electrical equipment working clearances to help prevent a flashy end

What are best practices for designing electrical working spaces, so that you avoid catastrophe?

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Wisconsin governor declares April 2-8 dam safety week
Wisconsin governor declares April 2-8 dam safety week

Governor Scott Walker encourages all citizens to observe April 2-8 dam safety week by adopting safe water practices while around dams.

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Corps of Engineers annual budget warrants cautious optimism
Corps of Engineers annual budget warrants cautious optimism

The President’s 2017 budget request for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers appears to bode well for the architecture, engineering and construction industry.

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Old dams need attention as potential historic properties
Old dams need attention as potential historic properties

Recent flooding events in California have brought attention to the need to repair or replace many older dams in the US.

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Federal hydropower licensing of water storage reservoirs
Federal hydropower licensing of water storage reservoirs

As the owner of a storage reservoir, you may be asking if it must be part of your hydropower license.

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Rebuilding Little Falls Dam seen as economic boon
Rebuilding Little Falls Dam seen as economic boon

It’s exciting to redesign a dam, bring back a beautiful lake and help rejuvenate tourism at one of Wisconsin’s most attractive parks.

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New dam embankment and foundation drilling guidelines released
New dam embankment and foundation drilling guidelines released

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently released a new guideline for drilling on embankments or into foundations of water retaining structures.

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Is there still hope for hydropower licensing reform?
Is there still hope for hydropower licensing reform?

With the adjournment of the 114th Congress in December 2016, the Energy Bill was left unfinished.

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