Four-day online training course
About this course
|Type|| Online training
|Topic||Infrastructure mgmt and operations|
Dredging is often a key part of coastal infrastructure projects. It is central to the delivery of construction aggregates to the UK and in maintaining the navigability of our waterways, estuaries, ports and harbours. The global dredging market is worth approximately £8 billion per annum. Dredging is a highly specialist discipline and not one which is typically covered in UK Civil Engineering (or similar) degree courses. The cost of undertaking dredging works is often high - it can be tens of thousands of pounds per day - and the activities commonly have considerable risks associated with them. These may relate to factors such as weather delays, unknown seabed conditions (and therefore the ability to dredge), and unexploded ordnance. This course is designed to provide an introduction to the subject of dredging and will assist those who are responsible for commissioning and managing dredging contractors and those who regulate dredging. The course will enable attendees to manage and regulate dredging projects and contractors more effectively and efficiently.
Project owners, those managing contractors, regulators, port and harbour authorities, coastal engineers, conservation agencies.
At the end of the course participants will understand:
Full programme and links to the lectures issued on registration and payment of course fee.
Tom Matthewson, Technical Director
An environmental consultant with over 25 years’ experience in the technical direction and management of marine environmental assessment studies for a wide range of projects and programmes, with a track-record in major projects. These include EIA, SEA, technical due diligence, R&D, and policy advice for the power, rivers and coastal, water utilities, transport, and marine minerals sectors.
Giulia Sforzi, Principal Engineer
Giulia is a Chartered Engineer in the Dredging Group with over seven years’ dredging experience. She has worked at all the phases of a dredging project from tender, to conceptual design and construction and monitoring.
Excellent course, great speakers. Good exercises and well designed slides. Will recommend.”Past delegates of classroom course
“Good mixture of lectures, exercises and practical activities. Easy to understand and well explained.”
“The tour of the facilities was interesting and helped bring things into perspective.”
“The technical knowledge and experience of all of the speakers was evident throughout.