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    COPRI serves as a multidisciplinary and international leader in improving knowledge, education, development and the practice of civil engineering and other disciplines in the sustainable management of coastal, ocean, port, waterways, riverine and wetlands resources for the benefit of society.

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    Aug 5 2018

    ICCE 2018

    ICCE Attendees Listen to Speakers at the Townhall: The Future of Coastal Engineering on August 3, 2018

    The 36th International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE) was held from July 30th to August 3rd in Baltimore, Maryland. Over 750 attendees from 41 countries participated in pre-conference short courses, 114 technical sessions, social and...Read More >>

    Jul 20 2018

    Spotlight on OBG

    For more than 75 years, OBG has specialized in engineering and problem solving, but the company's greatest strength is creating comprehensive, integrated solutions for clients. By combining knowledge of advanced manufacturing, energy, environment,...Read More >>

    COPRI's Task Committee on Alternative Financing of Waterways Infrastructure has released the Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR) and Scoring Information Paper to be used in conjunction with the committee's Alternative Financing and Delivery of Waterways...Read More >>

    Sustainable Sediment Management for Navigation ProjectsMarch 13, 2018 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET PDH: 1.5 Sponsored by ASCE Continuing Education and the Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI).INSTRUCTORSWilliam H. McAnally, Ph.D., P.E., D....Read More >>

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    Take Advantage of our Wide Range of Continuing Education opportunities. Earn CEUs/PDHs and stay up-to-date on the latest in civil engineering.

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    Port Engineering Certificate Program

    ASCE's new Port Engineering Certificate Program is a series of career-focused courses taught by practicing engineers and university professors providing professional engineers in-demand skills used in the field of port engineering.

    In these 12-week courses, you'll acquire sought-after skills that will help you excel in your current position or advance to a new one. You'll be taught from the unique insight and knowledge of a master's level instructor who is highly experienced in port engineering.

    • Introduction to Port Engineering
      This course will provide a general background in port engineering. The course will give the specific requirements of various types of facilities and prepare the student for the engineering tasks required for port facilities.
    • Design of Port Facilities
      This course builds on the Introduction to Port Engineering and will cover wave theories, Morison's equation, mooring and berthing, design of fixed structures/topsides, submerged pipelines, rehabilitation of geriatric structures, and some basic marine geotechnical issues.
    • Construction of Port Facilities
      The main objective of this course is to introduce professionals to the construction practices used widely for ports and harbors. The knowledge gained from this course will enhance the practitioner's credentials in managing the process of capital improvement projects for the ports and harbors practices.
    • Seismic Design of Piers and Wharves
      This course will help engineers and other practitioners understand the history of codes and standards, the fundamentals of seismic design, the background of ASCE 61-14 provisions, and the practical implementation of seismic design for piers and wharves with illustrative examples.
    • Geotechnical Design of Port Facilities
      This course will provide a general background on the geotechnical design of port facilities. The aspects covered include geotechnical explorations and the interpretation of geotechnical data, the estimate of seismic hazards, and the analysis and design of port facilities.

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      Beneficial Uses and Reuses of Dredged Material - NEWFebruary 21, 2020Online
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    • Mar262020
      Sustainable Sediment Management for Navigation ProjectsMarch 26, 2020Online
      Webinarpdh 1.5

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