Technical Short Course
Waterfront infrastructure represents a significant investment and owners have a vested interest in maintaining and extending the service life of these aging assets. Exposed to the harsh marine environment, these structures are subject to increased degradation when compared most inland assets. Most owners find the goal of providing proactive and cost-effective maintenance to be a challenge. Recognizing these drivers, the ASCE/COPRI Ports & Harbors Committee developed Waterfront Facilities Inspection and Assessment (ASCE Manuals and Reports on Engineering Practices No. 130) and is finalizing the companion manual Waterfront Facilities Rehabilitation.
The intent is to not only provide owners and engineers with guidance on choosing inspection techniques but also to determine the assessment and appropriate rehabilitation approach. The result is a process that will assist owners in maintaining their waterfront assets and extending the service life. The eight-hour course is designed to help facility operators, owners, and engineers: