New Working Groups Announced - Call for Members
PIANC just announced two new working groups and is seeking volunteers (deadline April 15, 2010). Please see the "Terms of Reference" for more information on each group.
The US Section can appoint a Principal Rep (and an Alternate) and a "Young Professional" - someone 40 and under. We are also looking for potential members of a subcommittee who can assist the representatives with preparation of the U.S. portions of the working group report. The Principal Representative should be able to attend meetings of the working group, which are usually held in a European city, approximately twice per year.
PIANC USA does not provide travel or per diem expenses for working group participants, so this support must be provided by the individual or his/her agency/company.
If interested, please send a brief CV by April 15, 2010.
EnviCom WG 150: Green Ports, a practical guide for a sustainable seaport. (pdf, 258 KB) The objectives of the Working Group are:
InCom WG 151: Impacts of seismic loads and vessel impact on lock gates. (pdf, 215 KB) The main objective of the WG is to define a general methodology for the analysis and design of lock gates and approach structures considering seismic loads and vessel impact.
revised 12 Mar 2010