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Geotechnical Challenges of the Dams of the Panama Canal Expansion
Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Category: Regional Meeting

Geotechnical Challenges of the Dams of the Panama Canal Expansion

Dr. Lelio Mejia, PE, GE, will present an overview of the Panama Canal Expansion Project and of the engineering for the dams that form the new Pacific Access Channel, known as the Borinquen Dams. The expansion project has approximately doubled the Canal’s capacity and allows the largest cargo and passenger ships in the world to transit through the historic waterway.  Dr. Mejia will describe the geotechnical challenges associated with the dam design, such as the site geologic and seismic setting, the foundation conditions, and the design stability criteria. He will discuss the design concept and illustrate the key features of Dam 1E, the largest of the Borinquen Dams.

The event on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, will be held in Southern California. Additional details and registration TBA.


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