The American Society of Civil Engineers bestowed its 2006 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award to the Saluda Dam Remediation Project in Columbia, S.C.; the project set a record for the most roller-compacted concrete placed in a single day—18,590 cubic yards.
The Saluda Dam Remediation Project in Columbia, S.C., has received the American Society of Civil Engineers 2006 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award.
When South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. officials realized that an earthquake similar to an 1886 tremor that rocked the Charleston area could devastate the 75-year-old dam, they worked to come up with a solution that would create a more sound structure while preventing interruption of service to a nearby hydroelectric plant and coal-fired steam plant. The project involved removal of nearly 10 million cubic yards of old material, and placement of 1.3 million yards of roller-compacted concrete—including a North American record—setting 18,590 yards in a single day.
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