Mauvosin Dam Switzerland, The dam of dreams

Mauvoisin Dam is a concrete variable radius arch dam across the Val de Bagnes on the Dranse de Bagnes stream, in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. Initial construction on the dam commenced in 1951 and was completed in 1957, with the reservoir filling by 1958. In 1991, the dam was raised to increase the capacity … Read more

What is Roller Compacted Concrete?

Recently while working on a dam project I go through a term called Roller Compacted Concrete. Mostly abbreviated as R.C.C but it must not be confused with Reinforced Cement Concrete. The word is enough to define itself; roller compacted concrete is a relatively stiff concrete mix that is spread with a paving machine and is … Read more

7+ Important points regarding Grouting System of a Dam Structure

The joints between waterstop are to be formed by heat fusing as per recommendations of the supplier.  The contraction joints shall be pressure grouted with cement grout no sooner than 3 months after placement of the last lift of concrete at the joint to be grouted and when approved.  V notch grout groves shall be … Read more