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Short Course On Dredging Fundamentals for Shipyard Operations

October 24, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Palace Casino Resort

Please call 800-725-2239 or use the link above to make a reservation. Please use the group code 1697 when making your reservation. The group code will expire on October 16th.

Goals and Objectives

The short course is intended to provide shipbuilding facilities with information that will help them successfully plan current and future dredging projects, and to anticipate some of the strategies that can help manage risk and make dredging a more cost-effective exercise.

Short Description and Background

Dredging is central to shipyards being able to maintain operational depths and support future development in response to a changing market. To maintain viable facility operations, shipbuilding facilities often need to perform periodic maintenance dredging to support vessel and dry dock operational drafts, as well as new work dredging to improve existing facilities. In some cases, the need for dredging is a regular occurrence due to ongoing sediment accumulation or part of a regulatory driven cleanup action.

This project involves the development and presentation of a one-day (8 hour) short course devoted to the various aspects of successfully planning and implementing maintenance and cleanup dredging projects at shipyards. The course will identify ways to stream line permitting and dredged material management with the long-term goal of saving costs and time.  The short course would be delivered in a one-day session to be held at an appropriate National Shipbuilding Research Panel (NSRP) national gathering or similar conference, initially in the Southeastern U.S.  A summary document would be provided to all attendees, as well as the presentation itself.

The course will be specifically tailored to the unique needs of the nation’s shipyards, covering the following topics, among others:

  • Overview of typical dredging technologies applicable to shipyards
  • Critical regulatory considerations and regional variations
  • Permit strategies, including Regional and Facility-Specific Regional Permits
  • Sediment data collection and assessment
  • Design considerations unique to shipyard facilities
  • Maintenance dredging, berth deepening, and environmental remediation
  • Sediment disposal options
  • Cost estimating and key factors
  • Construction considerations and Best Management Practices
  • Contract documents and claims avoidance


October 24, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Palace Casino Resort
158 Howard Ave.
Biloxi, MS 39530


Caroline Mueller