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PCA commemorates National Dam Safety Awareness Day

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To coincide with National Dam Safety Awareness Day, the Portland Cement Association (PCA) has announced the re-establishment of a Geotechnical Group that supports cement-based solutions for water resources. The day helps to provide a boost to the technical support that is available for dam safety nationwide.

The PCA is a concrete resource that provides guidance for dam safety officials, to help address the complex and expensive problems that plague the US’ water infrastructure, including dam maintenance and reliability.

According to the America Society of Civil Engineers 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, the average age of the 90 580 dams in the US is 56 years. The number of deficient high hazard potential dams has climbed to an estimated 2170 or more.

Cement-based solutions, such as roller-compacted concrete, mass concrete, soil-cement, deep soil mixing, jet grouting, concrete slurry walls, and concrete mats have a long history of water infrastructure applications that have been employed on projects, with cost saving and long-lasting results.

“America deserves safe, strong, and resilient water infrastructure – our economy depends on it,” said Micheal Ireland, President and CEO of the PCA. “Water infrastructure built with concrete is long lived, has a low life-cycle cost, and is resilient to man-made natural disasters.”

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