Texas is growing fast, and the state must develop water resources that keep up with drinking water and irrigation demands. The Lower Colorado River Authority’s (LCRA) Lane City Reservoir is a large ongoing project that will increase the efficiency and reliability of the state’s water supply. This, and several future Texas reservoirs, are utilizing soil-cement to protect the slopes from wave action and wind.
This short course and tour is an unprecedented opportunity for engineers, agency planners, development professionals, and contractors to learn and see firsthand how soil-cement slope protection has been economically utilized for this key Texas reservoir. The training and site visit should be considered essential for companies and individuals engaged in this sector, because of planned future reservoirs, as well as the 2013 creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) which will support nearly $30 billion in projects over 50 years.
Attendees will learn about the history, benefits, and characteristics of soil-cement slope protection, design considerations for the Lane City project, and construction methods used. The course instructors are all seasoned industry experts who have been involved with the planning, design and construction of the Lane City Reservoir and similar facilities nationwide. Attendees will be shuttled to the construction site to observe ongoing night time construction operations. Learn more about the course content in Ken Hansen's guest blog "Soil-Cement Continues to Be Big in Texas Dams."
The Lane City Reservoir in Wharton County is the first significant new water supply in the lower Colorado River basin in decades. It features:
Attendees will receive 6.5 Professional Development Hours, as well as copies of presentations, resource materials and guidebooks on a flash drive.
This short course and tour is produced by the Cement Council of Texas, in cooperation with the Lower Colorado River Authority (owner), Phillips and Jordan (contractor), and CH2M (engineer). If your company provides services, equipment or materials for this type of project, you may benefit from sponsoring this event. Click here to find out more.
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Sign-In/Registration
1:30 PM - 4:45 PM: Short Course
Short course and dinner are at the Wharton Civic Center, 1924 N. Fulton Street, Wharton, TX, 77488, 979-532-2491, ext. 600. The site tour is a 15-minute bus ride from the Civic Center.
If you wish to spend the night, three recommended local hotels are:
Please note that there is not a room block reserved at these hotels, so we recommend making your reservations as soon as possible to ensure rates and availability. Please feel free to check for other nearby hotels, if these do not fit your needs.
If you are flying into Houston for the workshop, the Wharton Civic Center is approximately 65 miles from Hobby Airport and 80 miles from George Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport. Also, it is about 132 miles from Austin and 167 miles from San Antonio.
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