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Hoover Dam 75th Anniversary History Symposium

Hoover Dam 75th Anniversary History Symposium

Hoover Dam 75th Anniversary History Symposium

Edited by Richard L. Wiltshire, P.E.; David R. Gilbert, P.E.; and Jerry R. Rogers, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE

2010 / 420 pp.

Soft Cover - In Stock
$75.00 List / $56.25ASCE Member
Stock No. 41141 / ISBN: 9780784411414

Proceedings of the Hoover Dam 75th Anniversary History Symposium, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 21-22, 2010. Sponsored by the History and Heritage Committe of ASCE.

This collection contains 20 papers that commemorate the dedication of the Hoover Dam, which many regard as the world's greatest dam design and construction project of the 20th century. These papers cover wide-ranging topics and provide readers with an understanding of the dam's outstanding engineers and magnificent engineering and architecture.

The Hoover Dam is still the highest concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere. Between 1939 and 1949, it was the world's largest hydropower installation. Even today, it produces more than four billion kilowatt-hours of electricity each year, making it one of the largest hydropower installations in the United States.

Topics include:

  • politics, economics, technology, and history;
  • concrete technology;
  • engineering, hydraulics, and structural; and
  • civil engineers, architecture, and construction.

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