Exciting NEW Workshops Offered at PORTS 2010 Conference
April 25-28, 2010
Earn Professional Development Hours! Short Courses will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2010:
Seismic Design and Risk Analyses for Container Ports
Participants will learn performance-based seismic design principles for port structures. Specific topics include the seismic design and performance of pile-supported wharves and container cranes and soil improvement methods for liquefaction mitigation. Also presented will be methods for performing seismic risk analyses to estimate business interruption losses resulting from earthquake damage. Applications include benefit-cost studies of different design and retrofit options and calibrating current design approaches based on operating level and contingency level earthquakes.
Vessel Berthing & Mooring Short Course
This one day short course provides an introduction to the determination of vessel berthing and mooring requirements and design loads for fixed marine structures such as piers, wharves, dolphins and other port and harbor structures. The material presented is applicable to offshore terminals as well but does not address design of free swinging single point or spread moorings. The course is oriented towards providing civil/structural engineers and port and marine terminal operators necessary background information for designing and evaluating berthing and mooring structures. This course is offered with the option of purchasing Design of Marine Facilities for the Berthing, Mooring & Repair of Vessels, 2cd Edition.
Port Pavements: Analysis, Design, Management, and Rehabilitation
This one-day short course will provide attendees with an introduction to: (1) pavement analysis methods; (2) pavement design procedures; (3) pavement management strategies; and (4) practical and effective pavement rehabilitation techniques. The course is focused on giving Civil/Port Engineers the necessary background information for analyzing, designing, managing, and rehabilitating port pavements. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops and will be provided with demonstration pavement analysis and management software.
Planning, Design and Implementation of Automated Terminals
The course will have a comprehensive discussion on the subject of container handling automation. As the Challenges associated with port development evolve, we hear the same questions everywhere we go:
- What should the next generation of terminals look like?
- What are the benefits of automation?
- What are the benefits of rail-mounted container stacking cranes?
- What is the process for planning and designing an automated terminal?
- How long will it take and how much will it cost?
Michael Richter, one of the principle "architects" of the new Alterwerder (automated) Terminal in Hamburg, will share his experiences and offer insights into the goals and challenges of planning and implementing automated terminals. In this one-day course, we will report the experiences of recent automation projects, and apply the lessons learned to a conceptual west coast terminal where the demands will be significantly different than past projects in other parts of the world.
Course Registration information can be found at www.portsconference.org .
revised 27 February 2010