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PIANC USA 2009 Annual Meeting & Tour

July 15-16, 2009
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


PIANC USA would like to thank the following sponsors of the 2009 Annual Meeting and Tour. Without the generous support of these industry leaders, we would not be able to provide our industry with such opportunities.

Ingram Barge Company
Inca Engineers, Inc.
Port of Pittsburgh Commission
United State Army Corps of Engineers

Download the sponsor flyer. (pdf, 66KB)

Download the final agenda. (pdf, 35KB)

Presentations – Wednesday, July 15

General Membership Meeting Presentations

Welcome from PIANC USA President
Major General Bo Temple, Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Port of Pittsburgh Commission Welcome
James McCarville, Executive Director

USACE Pittsburgh District Welcome and Update
Col. Michael Crall, District Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

PIANC USA Annual Report
Anne Cann, PIANC USA Secretary

Presentation of PIANC USA 2009 Class of Fellows & other recognitions

Technical Presentations - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Beyond AIS - Working Group 125's Technical Update (InCom)
Richard Lockwood, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Wireless Waterway - A Project of the Port of Pittsburgh Commission and Carnegie Mellon University
ames McCarville, Port of Pittsburgh Commission

Navigation Infrastructure Data Updates - USACE & Public Participation
Samir Dhar, University of Toledo, and Doug McDonald, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Organization of American States - Inter-American Committee on Ports
Carlos Gallegos, OAS-CIP

Technical Presentations - 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Marine Transportation System Update, Including Funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
Helen Brohl, U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System

Life Cycle Management of Port Structures - Recommended Practice for Implementation (MarCom)
Ron Heffron, Moffatt & Nichol

Minimising Harbor Siltation (MarCom)
John Headland, Moffatt and Nichol

Investigation of Turbulence Characteristics for Model Cutter Suction Dredging Operation
John Henrikson, Manson Construction, 2009 U.S. DePaepe-Willems Award Winner

Technical Presentations - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Use of Alternative Materials in Marina Construction (RecCom)
Elizabeth Burkhart, Collins Engineers, Inc.

Guidelines for Environmental Impacts of Vessels (InCom)
Sandra Knight, NOAA

Dredged Material as a Resource - Options and Constraints (EnviCom)
Robert Engler, Moffatt and Nichol

Research on Environmental Advantages and Non-Traditional Beneficiaries of Waterways
Peter Stephaich, National Waterways Foundation

Walking Tour Emsworth Main Lock Chamber – Thursday, July 16

Photo Gallery

View photos from the conference.


revised 10 Dec 2009