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Hoover Dam Bypass Technical Presentation

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So just how does one go about creating an effective technical presentation? This technical presentation shows you how to do it. The Hoover Dam bypass project was a complicated undertaking and …

So just how does one go about creating an effective technical presentation? This technical presentation shows you how to do it. The Hoover Dam bypass project was a complicated undertaking and explaining it to a non-technical or to a mixed audience can be a challenge.

Dr. Jim Anderson has created the following presentation to show how the non-technical and technical details of this project can be combined in order to create a single presentation that clearly communicates the message to your audience.

For more information on Dr. Jim Anderson and his company, Blue Elephant Consulting, find out more on the web at http://www.BlueElephantConsulting.com

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  • The bridge was built to protect national security—by routing vehicles away from the vulnerable dam—and ease traffic The dam’s builders placed a poky, two-lane road along the top, not knowing it would become a major thoroughfare The river crossing for U.S. 93, a popular tourist route between the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas A major commercial route linking Mexico, the U.S., and Canada Over 14,000 vehicles cross it each day, or more than 5.1 million a year Traffic bottlenecks have existed since the 1960s

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  • 1. How DidThey Do That? © 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 2. The Hover Dam Bypass Bridge Presentation • You are the chief engineer for the bridge • You are going to be presenting to a group of Nevada voters • In a tough economy they’ve just discovered that they’ve paid $240M for a bridge when they already had one that worked. • Your job is to explain to them what they got and why they got it... The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate how to create and deliver an effective technical presentation. © 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 3. The Hoover Dam Problem Major security issuesToo much traffic © 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 4. The world had changed and the Hoover Dam had not © 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 5. Traffic problems were growing and a new security threathad been realized. © 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 6. # Of Cars Crossing The Hoover Dam / Day 14000 13000 12000 11000 10000 9000 East 8000 7000 6000 5000 4000 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009© 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 7. Traffic over the bridge would be reduced and traffic problemswould go away X © 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 8. A new bridge had to be built that could solve both the trafficand the security problem. © 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 9. Highways and transmission towers had to be changed © 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 10. New highways on the Nevada and Arizona sides were created © 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 11. Canyon bridges were created and transmission towers weremoved © 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 12. Existing highway will still be used for Damvisitors© 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 13. The type of bridge to be built had to be studied and selected © 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 14. 6 design options were proposed and considered Steel Vierendeel Arch Concrete – Steel Composite Steel Solid Rib Concrete Solid Rib Steel Trussed Rib Concrete Solid Rib© 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 15. The public was allowed to vote, but the final decision wasmade by the Executive Management Committee © 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 16. The Composite Concrete Deck Arch Bridge was selected © 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 17. Who Paid For The New Bridge? U.S. Az Nv Bonds© 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 18. The actual construction of the bridge required carefulplanning and attention to detail © 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 19. This bridge was designed to be a national landmark © 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 20. The towers presented a significant challenge during theconstruction © 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 21. The building of the concrete arch required a great deal ofcareful coordination © 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 22. Traffic problems were growing and a new security threat hadbeen realized. © 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 23. Traffic and security problems caused the U.S. 93 route overthe Hoover Dam to no longer be an acceptable solution © 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 24. Building another bridge over the Colorado River was theneeded solution. © 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  • 25. The bridge was built and opened for service on October 19, 2010 © 2012 By Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com