At my age of 85-years, it is my privilege to accumulate many years of experience in the design and maintenance of hydraulic structures, particularly of earth and rockfill dams. The first 25 years of my activity were in Romania, with the Hydraulic Engineering Research Institute in Bucharest between 1960 – 1985; 35 years of experience in the United States of America followed: 1985 – 1992 with Bowser-Morner & Associates, Inc. in Dayton, Ohio, 1992 – 2006 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, Missouri, 2006 – 2016 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, California and 2016 – 2020 with AECOM Technical Services, Inc., Sacramento, California.
The idea of sharing our experience with the Romanian engineering community belonged to my former fellow and good friend Alexandru (Nake) Constantinescu, who was intended to cover the problems related to concrete dams. Unfortunately Nake passed away before actually started to work on this project. It is my duty, I believe, to finalize (in part) our project, publishing my share of the projected book.