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

Credits

2.4 CEUs / 24 PDHs

Pricing

Member $1545 | Non-member $1895

Instructors

Edward J. Schmeltz, P.E., D.CE, D.OE, D.PE, D.NE, F.ASCE 
Martin L. Eskijian, P.E., D.P.E. (Ret.), M. ASCE 

Purpose & background

This course will provide a general background in port engineering. Various types of terminals will be presented, including: container, liquid bulk, dry bulk, cruise ships, small craft marinas, and USN/military terminals. The course will give the specific requirements of each of these various types of facilities and prepare the student for the engineering tasks required for port facilities. Reference materials will be the most current and provide a knowledge base and toolbox for the students.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain for the engineering tasks required for port facilities.
  • Become familiar with distinct types of terminals including container, liquid bulk, dry bulk, cruise ships, small craft marinas, and USN/military terminals.
  • List the design and operational criteria for these types of port facilities.
  • Identify the characteristics of maritime vessels.
  • Describe the relationship of maritime vessel characteristics to engineering analyses of port and harbor facilities.
  • Identify types of vessels and the key factors each brings to the design of maritime facilities.
  • Describe the factors affecting the design and operation of marine facilities including wind, waves, ice, tides, and currents.
  • Convert criteria into operational limits and downtime estimates at various facility types.

Who should attend?

  • Entry level engineers working for port authorities or consulting firms.  
  • Engineers seeking to move into the field of port engineering from other disciplines.
  • Senior level management that may be placed into a position of authority over port facilities.

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