James L. Gordon

HYDRO ENGINEER WRITES “OPEN LETTER” TO NALCOR CEO STAN MARSHALL

Guest Post Written by James L. Gordon, P.Eng. (Ret'd) OPEN LETTER TO NALCOR CEO STAN MARSHALL  Dear Mr. Marshall, I write concerning safety issues with respect to the Muskrat...

MUSKRAT: HYDRO ENGINEER NOTES QUALITY CONTROL PROBLEMS

Guest Post by James L. Gordon, P.Eng. (Retired) There have been two recent incidents at Muskrat which indicate that there is an inadequate quality control process...

ASTALDI CONTRACT “A RECIPE FOR DISASTER” AMONG CONCERNS OF TOP HYDRO ENGINEER

Guest Post by James L. Gordon, P. Eng. When Astaldi demolished the half-built dome, I just could not understand the reason for their decision. Now I...

EXPERT COMPARES NORTH SPUR WITH SITE OF MAJOR NORWEGIAN LANDSLIDE

RISSA LANDSLIDE AND THE NORTH SPUR Guest Post Written by Jim Gordon, P.Eng. (Retired) On the 29th of April 1978, a marine clay landslide devastated large areas...

WHY THE NORTH SPUR DAM DESIGN NEEDS REVIEW (A PRIMER)

A non-technical primer on dam design. Or why the North Spur dam design needs to be reviewed. Guest Post by Jim Gordon. P. Eng. (Retired)          ...

“NORTH SPUR IN A NUTSHELL” A CALL TO ACTION BY CANADIAN HYDRO ENGINEER

Introduction “North Spur in a Nutshell” is an outstanding piece of work, not just for its conclusions, but also for the clear, evidence based call to action...

MUSKRAT SCHEDULE IN JEOPARDY SAYS HYDRO EXPERT

Guest Post Written by Cabot Martin James L Gordon, like many hydro engineers all across Canada, is fascinated by the ins and outs of the Muskrat Falls...

DAM BREAK STUDY NEEDS REVISION: HYDRO EXPERT

Guest Post written by Cabot Martin: For over a year now, I have been privileged to have the advice of Jim Gordon on the North Spur...