The Hoover Dam: Significance To The Civil Engineering And Society

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Objective: The Hoover Dam is significant to the civil engineering and society because it helped the United States during The Great Depression, it required new engineering techniques to be established to have it built, and at the time of its construction it was the tallest concrete dam in the United States. The memo will also describe some other basic information about the Hoover Dam and an inquiry into scientific, social, and symbolic significance of the Hoover Dam. Introduction: The Hoover Dam, at the time of its construction was the largest concrete dam in the world. The Hoover Dam was constructed under the Boulder Canyon Project, which was authorized in the year of 1928, one year prior to the start of The Great Depression. The Hoover Dams…show more content…
The dam was a massive fete in engineering due to its colossal size and new techniques required to complete its construction in a timely manner. The structure was also build in the worst economic state the country had ever been in. This was pride full because even in the United States lowest point they were still able to accomplish huge engineering fetes. Hoover Dam (Water and Power 1936) Conclusion: The Hoover Dam is significant to the civil engineering because it helped the United States during The Great Depression, it required new engineering techniques to be established to have it built, and at the time of its construction it was the tallest concrete dam in the United States. The dam helped develop engineering techniques that would be applied to larger dams and structures down the road. Bibliography: Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Colorado Region Web Team, Hoover Dam Web Designer. (15ADAD). “HOOVER DAM.” Hoover Dam | Bureau of Reclamation, (-- removed HTML --) (Nov. 28, 2017). Giroux, R. P. (2010). “Building Hover Dam.” Hoover Dam 75th Anniversary History Symposium: proceedings of the Hoover Dam 75th Anniversary History Symposium, essay, American Society of Civil Engineers, Restons, VA, 360–410. “Hoover Dam.” (2003). Water:Science and Issues, Encyclopedia.com, (-- removed HTML --) (Nov. 25,

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