Hoover dam was born from early settlers' dream of maintaining a stable, year- round water supply to help them live and thrive in the arid american southwest too large for a single contractor, the project required the formation of a joint venture of six contractors, pooling their talents and resources, and sharing the risks. In the early 20th century, the us bureau of reclamation devised plans for a massive dam on the arizona-nevada border to tame the colorado river and provide water and hydroelectric power for the developing southwest construction within the strict timeframe proved an immense challenge, as the crew bored into.
Hoover dam by project monsters presenters: nazimah abdul rahim hakki isik hoover dam concrete dam in black canyon, on the border between arizona and nevada named after herbert hoover, who played an important role in its construction built by six-companies, inc operated by bureau of reclamation of.
Construction of the hoover dam was the largest public project in the united states to date and ushered in an age of infrastructure megaprojects by federal agencies confronting technical, organizational, and physical risks, the hoover dam was delivered two years ahead of schedule and within the. Adequately compensate the contractor for the use of resources, risks hoover dam 1 construction phase is divided into major sub-phase and deadline were set for each one of them 2 penalty for each delay for instance: • the deadline for diversion of the colorado river was set as october 1st, 1933.