This workshop focuses on using real life examples to demonstrate how inspection methods are used to assess the condition of existing marine structures in order to develop a repair & maintenance program necessary to meet operational requirements.
- Course Outline
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
¢ develop the knowledge to evaluate and undertake condition inspections of existing marine structures
¢ apply the materials and methods/strategies used in the repair and rehabilitation of concrete, steel and timber marine structures
¢ develop repair and rehabilitation programs for existing marine structures by gaining practical ideas from case studies
Repairs and rehabilitation of structures subjected to a marine environment are common practice. Various components of a structure typically begin to deteriorate soon after it has been constructed. Marine structures can also suffer physical damage as a result of overloading, ship impacts, adverse weather conditions, and environmental effects.
This workshop focuses on using real life examples to demonstrate how inspection methods are used to assess the condition of existing marine structures in order to develop a repair/rehabilitation and maintenance program necessary to meet operational requirements and to maintain or extend the remaining service life an existing marine structure.
Objective To provide the knowledge required for developing and implementing suitable repair and rehabilitation programs for existing marine structures.
Who Should Attend Project managers, design engineers, civil and structural engineers, construction engineers, geotechnical engineers, consulting engineers, managers of maintenance, repair and rehabilitation of marine structures, inspectors, technicians and technologists, and contractors. This seminar will be of benefit to government personnel and private sector organizations interested in marine structures.
Special Feature You receive practical, real-world information on design considerations, construction techniques, inspection, repair and rehabilitation of existing marine structures, that will builds your confidence and competence. You find your professional concerns answered in the case studies presented in the workshop.
Program Outline Day 1
Registration and Coffee
Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method
¢ An overview of the basic principles and causes of deterioration and damage to various types of marine structures.
¢ The use of inspection methods and techniques to assess the condition of an existing marine structure and estimate the
remaining service life.
¢ An overview of common repair practices and preventative protection measures used to prolong the service life of an existing marine structure.
¢ Highlight the basics of life cycle management and the benefits of regular inspection and maintenance programs for existing marine structures.
¢ Design Consideration and construction techniques that will minimize deterioration
Participants in small groups will discuss design considerations and construction techniques followed by group presentations and discussion
¢ Case studies to illustrate repair and rehabilitation strategies used to meet operational requirements and extend the service life of existing marine structures.
Participants in small groups will discuss repair and rehabilitation strategies to extend the life of marine structures followed by group presentations and discussion
Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes
Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment
There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.
8:00 Registration and coffee (first day only)
8:30 Session begins
Dr. Patrick J. Hudson, PhD, PE Dr. Hudson is a registered engineer with over 22 years experience in civil and ocean engineering, specializing in port and harbor engineering, waterfront and coastal structures, and hydromechanics. He holds a BS in Naval Architecture from the United States Naval Academy, as well as an MS in Civil Engineering and PhD in Ocean Engineering, both from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Hudson founded Moment Engineering, Inc. (MEI) of Columbia, Maryland in 2008, and currently serves as President and Principal Engineer. MEI provides professional engineering services to clients in local and federal government, academia, and private industry.
In 2010, the US Coast Guard awarded MEI a five-year Indefinite Quantity, Indefinite Delivery (IDIQ) contract to perform waterfront inspections and engineering of Coast Guard facilities across the continental United States, as well as Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Dr. Hudson teaches ocean and civil engineering courses at the US Naval Academy, Johns Hopkins University, and Virginia Tech, including Port & Harbor Engineering and Marine Geotechnical Engineering. He recently published Aground Upon the Sands: An Investigation into the Wave-Induced Migration of Grounded Ships.
Dr. Hudson is a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and serves on the Governing Board of the ASCE Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI). He is also a Member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and the American Society of Naval Engineers.
Mr. Jeffrey Cerquetti is the vice president of facilities structural and coastal engineering for Johnson, Mirmiran, and Thompson, Inc. in Sparks, Maryland. Mr. Cerquetti has over 30 years of experience in structural engineering including many projects involving the design, repair, and rehabilitation of marine structures.
He holds a Master of Civil Engineering degree from Johns Hopkins University, as well as a Bachelor in Civil Engineering (Structures) from the University of Maryland. Mr. Cerquetti is a registered professional engineer in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia. Since 2010, he has served as chair of the Ocean and Offshore Engineering Committee of the ASCE Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute.
- Prerequisites & Certificates
1.4 CEUs / 14 PDHs
- Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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