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Dams serve a variety of functions and provide numerous benefits to local areas and industry. They are primarily used to store water, control flooding and generate electricity. Many dams serve to store water to function as standing lakes. In general, dams provide various advantages for...

Various hydraulic structures are constructed across the river to function as a retention for upstream water, used for different purposes. In general, dams, weirs, and barrages function to help generate electricity, used in irrigation, and for common human needs, especially during times of flood or...

There are a range of benefits from the construction of dams and barrage projects including economic, environmental, and social benefits. For one, they help with flood control, water supply, waste management, river navigation, and are essential for hydroelectric power. There are differences between dams and...

A spillway gate is also referred to as a stop gate. These are adjustable gates which can control the water flow of rivers, streams and reservoirs. Therefore, they act as a type of barrier as well for storage of additional water too. They help to...

Renewable hydropower stands to be the future of energy. Not only does it serve to be a reliable and clean solution to electricity generation, but it is also sustainable. The maintenance of dams and other water-related structures is a very important part of the construction industry....

A raceway is an extremely important component in the structure and design of various electrical systems such as complex data centers and blade servers. Sometimes referred to as a ‘raceway system,’ a raceway is an enclosed conduit that creates a physical pathway for electric wiring....

Dams are important structures that are constructed to store water. This water, generally from a channel, can later be used for work involving electricity and irrigation. Dams are also critical in flood control. What is a dam spillway and why are they important?  Although the majority...

LEED certification is a popular topic among the construction industry today, but what is a LEED certified building? LEED is an acronym which stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.” It is effectively a metric system that is used to determine how energy efficient a structure...