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Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd
26 December, 2012

Engineering ingenuity
20 August, 2012
Once described as a drowning machine, Calgary Bow River weir could not be removed due to the strategic importance it plays in supplying irrigation water. Now, however, it is heralded as an engineering success.

Safety first at low head dams
11 August, 2011
Although small in size, low head dams can be a great danger for recreational river users. A recent drowning at a US dam has highlighted why both dam owners and the general public must put safety at the forefront of their minds. Suzanne Pritchard reports

CFRD project update
30 June, 2011
A number of new hydro projects featuring concrete faced rockfill dams are under development worldwide. Here we provide a brief update on five selected projects

Influencing engineering
21 February, 2011
To celebrate the importance of the dam engineering sector, we’ve compiled a list of the 20 people we believe have made the biggest difference to the sector over the last 10 years. This list – in alphabetical order – was compiled using nominations from contacts and readers around the world, and was decided by the IWP&DC editorial team and industry experts

Nam Theun 2 inaugurated
09 December, 2010
The 1070MW Nam Theun 2 transbasin hydropower scheme has been officially inaugurated in Lao PDR.

Klohn Crippen Berger honoured for work on Nam Theun 2, Laos
02 November, 2010
A jury of professional engineers from business, government and academia have honoured Klohn Crippen Berger (KCB) for its work on the Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project (NT2) in Laos, naming the Canadian engineering firm as a recipient of the 2010 Canadian Consulting Engineering Award of Excellence.

Focus on South America
02 March, 2010
IWP&DC presents details on 10 hydro power and dam construction projects recently completed or under development in South America

Taking a tour of CFRDs
06 October, 2009
The concrete face rockfill dam (CFRD) is now one of the most popular types of dam in the world. Here, IWP&DC provides some quick facts on recent CFRD projects built or under construction worldwide

Providing fair face at Nakai dam
06 June, 2008
Portable air power from Atlas Copco is being used to apply the facing to the Nakai dam, part of the US$1.25B Nam Theun 2 hydroelectric project in Laos

Canada's Mack, Slack & Associates bought by Klohn Crippen Berger
17 September, 2007
Klohn Crippen Berger has acquired Calgary-based consultant Mack, Slack & Associates in a move to strengthen it water resources capabilities in the province of Alberta. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Rolling out power at Nam Theun 2
06 July, 2007
A fleet of rollers is being used to help construct the 39m high RCC dam and integral spillway which forms part of the Nam Theun 2 hydroelectric project

Seismic upgrade at Seymour Falls dam
25 July, 2006
Part one of our feature on the Seismic upgrade of Canada’s Seymour Falls dam introduced the project’s history and current condition and looked at the way safety problems were identified and analysed through site investigations and liquefaction assessment. In part two, we chart the compaction methods that were used and look into how the ground improvements were implemented

Seismic upgrade of Seymour Falls dam
23 May, 2006
The Seymour Falls dam is a key element in Canada’s Greater Vancouver Water District’s (GVWD) network of three watersheds. The 45-year-old composite earthfill embankment and concrete slab and buttress dam was found to not meet current seismic design standards, so upgrades to meet the requirements of the Maximum Credible Earthquake (MCE) are necessary. Part one of our two part report describes the structure and looks at how the safety problem was identified and analysed through site investigation and liquefaction assessment

The case of Cleveland dam
08 December, 2005
Neil Singh, Ryan Douglas, Steve Ahlfield and Murray Gant describe the work involved in the construction of an RCC upstream blanket and plastic concrete cutoff wall at Cleveland dam in Canada

Qualifying rounds in Colombian project
19 August, 2004
Contractor pre-qualification bids for Colombia’s Porce III hydroelectric project have been invited until this September. A technical description of the scheme and the work carried out to date follows

Power for processing
16 June, 2000
When a nickel mine and processing plant were expanded, hydro power was developed to supply the additional energy. The unique characteristics of the location and electricity system load resulted in a project with a low environmental impact



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