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Clean Energy B.C.'s Operational
Excellence award for Corra Linn dam

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ust in Engineer ing Ltd.,
together with Selkirk College
and FortisBC are winners of
the Clean Energy BC Operational
Excellence award, which was presented at the Clean Energy BC Generate
2017 Conference in Vancouver on
November 27, 2017.
The award is being given for their
unique partnership that has developed
innovative solutions to support the
future operations of one of FortisBC's
extreme consequence dams, as well
as build opportunities and access
for Selkirk College students to work
with industry.
Austin Engineering worked closely
with students at Selkirk College to
develop 3D printed models of FortisBC's
Corra Linn dam, an extreme consequence dam on the Kootenay River.
Students have accessed to Austin
Engineering's dedicated research and
development lab, as well as their office,
to create 3D printed models and schematics of the dam that FortisBC then uses
for future work planning, improved
stakeholder engagement, evaluating
cost effective solutions and developing
improved environmental outcomes for
their facility operations.
"It is tremendously exciting to
expand Austin Engineering's services in the 3D printing and hydraulic
modelling of dams with FortisBC and
Selkirk College," says Mary Austin,
Director of Business Development
at Austin Engineering. "We are so
Canadian Dam Association * Summer 2018

proud to receive Clean Energy BC's
Operational Excellence Award and
look forward to continuing our work
together with this great team."
This partnership is bridging gaps
between education and industry, as
well as providing state-of-the-art
innovative solutions for a large hydropower company through a local engineering company - a first of its kind
in Canada.
"We are happy that FortisBC, Selkirk
College and Austin Engineering are
being recognized for this cutting-edge
project," says Darren McElhinney,
Senior Project Manager, Generation,
FortisBC Inc. "This technology provides real-time modelling of the
Corra Linn dam against numerous factors, which is a powerful tool in portraying project concepts and details to
diverse audiences. Our team believes
that 3D modelling is a cost-effective
and innovative method that can be
used on projects from concept through
to completion, and we are excited to see
how it develops."
Jason Taylor, Selkirk College
Instructor says, "Applied Research at
Selkirk College has benefited tremendously from this project. Working with
such a great team of industry partners
and having our student, Ben Marken,

play such an important role has been
truly inspiring." Instructional Dean,
Rhys Andrews echoes those sentiments and says, "It is a great honour to
receive Clean Energy BC's Operational
Excellence Award."
As a student working with the team,
Ben says, "I've gained valuable skills
partnering with Austin Engineering,
FortisBC, and Selkirk College. Being
able to contribute to projects beyond
the scope of school assignments has
been an amazing and rewarding challenge. I'm excited to be a part of what
comes next."
Austin Engineering is further
advancing this idea by collaborating with Applied Laboratory for
Advanced Materials and Structures
(ALAMS) at UBC's Okanagan campus
where shake table tests will be conducted on 3D printed and digitally
fabricated gravity dams to determine
the potential damage during seismic events, and to identify critical
locations for possible retrofitting.
Dr. Shahria Alam of UBC says "he is
excited to collaborate with Austin
Engineering where our graduate students will be exposed to real world
research problems in identifying the
critical locations for seismic retrofitting of a concrete dam."
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018

Board of Directors
President’s Message
Inflow Design Flood Estimation for Reservoirs in British Columbia and Yukon Territory
ICOLD 2018: Canadian Expertise on the World Stage
ICOLD Corner
CDA Will Be Meeting in Quebec City!
CDA Directors & Officers – Call for Nominations
2018 CDA Awards – Call for Nominations
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Time to Renew Your Membership
Clean Energy B.C.'s Operational Excellence Award for Corra Linn Dam
Buyers’ Guide and Trade List
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - Intro
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - cover1
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - cover2
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Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - 5
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - 6
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - Board of Directors
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - President’s Message
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - 9
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - Inflow Design Flood Estimation for Reservoirs in British Columbia and Yukon Territory
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Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - ICOLD 2018: Canadian Expertise on the World Stage
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - ICOLD Corner
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - CDA Will Be Meeting in Quebec City!
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - 31
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - 32
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - 33
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - CDA Directors & Officers – Call for Nominations
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - 2018 CDA Awards – Call for Nominations
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - Notice of Annual General Meeting
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - Time to Renew Your Membership
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - 38
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - Clean Energy B.C.'s Operational Excellence Award for Corra Linn Dam
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - 40
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - Buyers’ Guide and Trade List
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - 42
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - cover3
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Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2018 - outsert1
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