Certified Safety Assessment of Zoccolo Dam

by Massimo Borsetto, ISMES, Bergamo, Italy,
Morando Dolcetta, ISMES, Bergamo, Italy,
Lino Tomasi, ISMES, Bergamo, Italy,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Geotechnical Practice in Dam Rehabilitation


The paper reports one of the activities carried out in the framework of a so called `certified assessment of safety' program activated by ENEL SpA - Italian National Electric Board - in the last decade. The paper discusses first the rationale of the `certified assessment'. A detailed discussion of the activities carried out for the Zoccolo dam certification is then presented with the intent of illustrating the concept in practice.

Subject Headings: Dam safety | Licensure and certification | Occupational safety | Legislation | Structural safety | Accidents | Industrial facilities | Structural analysis | Italy | Europe

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