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PIANC USA 2012 Annual Meeting

August 27, 2012
Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA

Earn up to 6 PDHs (including 2 Ethics PDHs)

Event Flyer (pdf, 250 KB)

PIANC USA will held its 2012 Annual Meeting on Monday, August 27, in downtown Pittsburgh at the Omni William Penn Hotel. The meeting, followed by a networking reception at the hotel, was held in conjunction with many other maritime meetings happening in Pittsburgh during the week of August 27-31.

Attendees enjoyed an opening plenary luncheon, ethics & technical sessions, coffee break, and evening networking reception.


All events took place at the Omni William Penn Hotel. Registration/Badge Pick-up begins at 9:00am

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2 hours of ethics professional development hours!

Ethics Session
10:00am - 12:00pm

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12:00pm - 1:30pm Seated Lunch

  • COL William H. Graham, USACE Commander, Pittsburgh District
  • Mr. Terrence C. "Rock" Salt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works)
  • Keynote Address, Mr. Carlos Mladinic, Former Secretary of the Inter-American Committee on Ports at the Organization of American States. “The Panama Canal Expansion and its Impact on the Americas”

Technical Session 1
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Moderator: Mr. Jim McCarville, Port of Pittsburgh Commission

  • The New Panama Canal Design and Construction: Mr. Nicholas Pansic, PE, MWH Americas, Inc.
  • USACE's Port and Inland Waterways Modernization Strategy: Options for the Future: Mr. Kevin Knight, USACE   Presentation: pdf (5.7 MB) | pptx (2.4 MB)
  • Performance Indicators: Results of the 2nd Biennial R&D Conference, "Diagnosing the Marine Transportation System: Measuring Performance and Targeting Improvement" : Mr. Jeff Lillycrop, USACE   Presentation: pdf (1.4 MB) | pptx (7.8 MB)
  • WISDM - Water Infrastructure Systems Data Manager, a new decision-making tool for USACE projects: Dr. Mark Sudol, USACE

Coffee Break
3:00pm - 3:30pm

Technical Session 2 **Special Session on E-Navigation**
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Mr. Rich Lockwood, USACE   Presentation: pdf (3.6 MB) | pptx (3.4 MB)

  • USACE Inland Marine Transportation System (IMTS) & e-Navigation: Mr. Jeff Lillycrop, USACE    Presentation: pdf (3.6 MB) | pptx (3.4 MB)
  • Committee on Marine Transportation Systems (CMTS) & e-Navigation: Mr. Brian Tetreault, USACE  Presentation   Presentation: pdf (1.4 MB) | pptx (1.9 MB)
  • USCG perspective on e-Navigation: Mr. Dana Goward, U. S. Coast Guard
  • International Maritime Organization (IMO) & e-Navigation: Mike Sollosi, U. S. Coast Guard
  • Wireless Waterways: Jim McCarville, Port of Pittsburgh   Presentation: pdf (24 MB) | pptx (9.9 MB)

Networking Reception
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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The networking reception is a terrific time to meet and mingle with old friends, colleagues, and new contacts. The reception will take place at the conference hotel immediately following the technical sessions. We would like to extend a special invitation to Young Professionals to join us for this great opportunity to meet the PIANC USA leadership - don't forget to bring plenty of business cards!

Three Rivers
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Sponsored by Ingram Marine Group

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Just Added: Young Professionals "Night at the Ballpark"
Attention Young Professionals (40 and under): Join other YPs for a networking event at the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball stadium for a game against the St. Louis Cardinals! We will gather at the evening Network Reception and head over to the stadium for the 7:05p.m. game. This is a great opportunity to network with your fellow Young Professionals while enjoying downtown Pittsburgh's amazing skyline and river view. Casual attire recommended. RSVP for YP event required to 703-428-6286 or Laura.K.Herrmann@usace.army.mil. The first 15 YPs to RSVP will receive a prepaid ticket and a replica Roberto Clemente jersey. Sponsored by the Port of Pittsburgh Commission.

*RSVP by sending your full contact information, including email address, to pianc@usace.army.mil. Payment of the $95 registration fee can only be made by Check. Please mail check (payable to: US Section, PIANC) to:

US Section PIANC
USACE Institute for Water Resources
7701 Telegraph Rd, Casey Bldg.
Alexandria, VA 22315 USA

Registration fee includes the lunch, technical sessions, break, and networking reception. Annual Meeting Registration Deadline: August 22, 2012.

Hotel: Reserve your hotel room at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh. Call Omni Reservations at 1-800-843-6664 (Group Name: PIANC USA). Reservations cut-off date: August 6, 2012. Rate: $149/night + taxes (Govt Rate may be available)

Other events taking place during this week include PIANC and Coast Guard committee meetings, and the 2012 Joint Conference of Harbor Safety Committees and Area Maritime Security Committees You are leaving the PIANC USA web site. Click this icon for more information. which includes 2-1/2 days of technical sessions, a reception and evening cruise. Additionally, a two-day seminar on Inland Navigation Technology will be lead by Jeff Lillycrop of the US Army Corps of Engineers; for more information, contact: Jeff.Lillycrop@usace.army.mil.

revised 18 September 2014