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Construction of Port Facilities

  • COPRISponsored by COPRI and the COPRI Ports and Harbors Committee Certificate in Port Engineering Task Committee

    Upcoming Courses

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    2.3 CEUs / 23 PDHs


    Early Bird Rate: Member $1395 | Non-Member $1695
    Regular Rate: Member $1695 | Non-Member $1995


    Antoine Chemali, MS, P.E., CCM

    Purpose and Background

    The main objective of this course is to introduce young professionals to the construction practices used widely for ports and harbors. The course will explore the major construction elements and the proper management techniques to deliver construction projects from the initial planning stage through construction closeout and maintenance. The knowledge gained from this course will enhance the practitioners' credentials in managing the process of capital improvements projects for the ports and harbors practices.

    Course Benefits

    • Understand the nature of ports projects.
    • Explore project permit requirements.
    • Know the construction techniques of port facilities (dredging, rock, wharf, backland).
    • Learn the challenges of working around active terminals.
    • Understand the elements of a hydrographic survey.
    • Know the project delivery system.
    • Gain knowledge of construction management best practices.

    Who Should Attend?

    • Port staff
    • Port project and construction managers/consultants
    • Port tenants/operators
    • Other construction service providers

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Explain the process of Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) delivery.
    • List various design & construction element requirements and associated risks.
    • Describe projects within and around active terminals.
    • Identify the construction management techniques (quality/ schedule/ budget).
    • Explain maintenance requirements and budgets.

    Course Outline