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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...

What is industrial piping? Industrial piping is a resource that plays a significant role in the effective running of all industrial operations. The absence of industrial piping would result in the inability of essential industries being able to transport critical materials such as water. With...

While there are almost as many types of project contract types out there as there are projects, you will always have your heavy hitters which are used more frequently than others. Among these types of project contracts, two are worthy of very specific note -...

Dams have existed for a long time. It is believed that, over 7,000 years ago, the Mesopotamians constructed dams to control the water level of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. In 2900 BC, the first dam in recorded history was constructed, a masonry structure fifteen...

Dam repair and construction are deeply rooted in Gracon’s history and future. We understand that dam construction is complex as all dams are unique in structure. Yes, their purpose is to control water movement, but a big aspect contributing to their differences is what type...

Colorado laws governing dam and reservoirs were enacted to protect lives and property due to potential hazards associated with the storage of water in the reservoir behind a dam. The owner, or developer, of a dam is responsible for the safe storage of water impounded...

Hydropower engineering is a field of engineering that comprises a multitude of different skills and subjects. Primarily, hydropower engineering is concerned with developing systems that convert the energy of flowing water into electricity. Doing this requires a variety of people with different skills and specializations. What...