Dredging 2012

Dredging 2012

Dredging 2012 took place October 22-25, 2012 in San Diego, CA. PIANC USA organized this event, co-sponsoring with COPRI/ASCE.


Environmental Dredging (Remediation /Restoration)

A Combined Approach to Contaminated Sediments Management: A Project Case Study in Mechanical Dredging, Capping, and Innovative Solidification of Dredged Sediments- John Finn

A Successful Collaboration with Regulators and Stakeholders During Development of an Integrated Sediment Dredging and Upland Remedy – Wayne Hardison

Dredging System to Harbor Development Works in Japan – Kanayama Susumu

Case Study: Sheboygan River Camp marina Sediment Removal Project – Mike Beardsley, Alan Buell

Dredging Phase I of the USEPA Non-Time Critical Removal Action in the Lower Passaic River- Brooke Bonkoski

CSO Sediment Removal in an Urban Tributary- Robert DeLorenzo

Assurance Program for the Emory River Dredging Project Resulting from the TVA Kingston Ash Spill – Ruth Forman

Incorporating Sediment Capping and Bank Stabilization as an Effective Alternative to Environmental Dredging in Downtown Portland- Connor Lam

Perfluorochemical-Impacted Sediment from a Sensitive Wetland -Mark Gaetz, Paul Lear

Dredging and Cap Placement within the Slip 4 Early Action Area, Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site, Seattle, WA -David Schuchardt

Dredged Material Management

Evaluation of Dredging and Disposal Options for a LNG Facility in Savannah Harbor, Georgia USA – Kwasi Badu Tweneboah

Adapting Confined Disposal Facilities For Sea Level Rise – John Headland

Aquatic Placement: Successful Dredged Material Management in Long Island Sound- Drew Carey

Duluth-Superior Harbor Erie Pier: The Conversion from a Conventional Confined Disposal Facility (CDF) to a Processing and Re-use Facility (PRF) for Beneficial Use of Dredged Material – Gene Clark

Beneficial Use at Deer Island: A Decade of Design and Implementation – Walter Dinicola

Underwater Rock Blasting for the Columbia River Deepening – Karen Garmire

Safety Presentation – L Holierhoek

Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety – An update on current dredging safety issues – Barry Holliday

Assessing the Feasibility of Using Navigation-Dredged Material for Mega-Scale Capping Projects – Aaron Hopkins

Engineering & Design Considerations for Shipboard Safety – Timothy Keyser

Dredged Material Management of the Intracoastal and Okeechobee Waterways in Martin and Nassau County, Florida – Jim Marino

An Incident & Injury Free Culture: Changing the Face of Project Operations – Dave Simonelli

A Complex Geotextile Container Used in the Dredging and Disposal of Contaminated Materials at Victoria Harbor – Felix Tseng

A Simple Method of Risk/ Hazard Assessment in Dredging – Luis Prieto-Portar, Thomas Verna

Dredging Contracting and Management Innovations

Dredge Fleet Scheduling Optimization and Sensitivity Analysis – Kenneth Mitchell

Early Contractor Involvement: An Innovative Approach to Dredging Contracts – Rene Kolman

Financial Risk Analysis and Cost Reductions Alternatives for Dredging Projects – Karim El Kheiashy

Successful Great Lakes Dredging Projects -Government & Private Sector Working Together – Joseph Heimbuch & Robert Rule

State of Engineering Practice

A Tool for Comprehensively Evaluating Alternative Dredging Practices – Wen-Huei Chang

The Application of the Cerchar Abrasivity Index (CAI) to Dredging – Luis Prieto-Portar

Nautical Depth, Rheocable sounding method and maintenance dredging in muddy areas – Marcus Druyts

Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant Alternatives to Petroleum Oil- James Kovanda

Cross-Dike Placement in the Craney Island Expansion – R. C. Ramsdell, Adam Mamrak

Biodegradable, Environmentally Safe Lubricants in Dredging Industry – Mark Miller

Developments in Dredge Equipment during the last decade – Ruud Ouwerkerk

PIANC MarCom Working Group 51 Report “Guidelines for Water Injection Dredging” – Tim Welp

Pipeline Dredge Analytical Program and Screening Tool – Derek Wilson

Working with Nature

Environmental Enhancements to Great Lakes Breakwaters, Jetties and other Coastal Infrastructure – Cynthia Banks

The transparent integration of stakeholder values in dredging planning: a case study in Long Island Sound – Igor Linkov

Engineering With Nature and the U.S. Dredging Program – Todd Bridges

Working with Nature – Why it Matters – Jan Brooke

An Analysis and Overview of Existing Navigation and Coastal Engineering With Nature Projects – Thomas Fredette

Evaluation of Intrinsic Biodegradation and Amendments to Support Enhanced Monitored Natural Recovery of Sediments – Thomas Krug

Management and Assessment of Dredged Material Disposal near a South Florida Sensitive Coral Environment – Christopher McArthur

Working with Nature Projects in Sand Island, AL and Deer Island, MS – Justin McDonald

Willapa Harbor Dredging and Flow Lane Disposal Projects, Raymond, Washington – Vladimir Shepsis

An Alternative to Maintenance Dredging, Shoaling Prevention Systems – Daniel Terry

Long-Distance Pumping and Opportunities for Engineering with Nature – Tim Welp

Integrating Dredging and Dredged Material Reuse with Environmental Restoration

Coordinating Dredged Material Management in the Pacific Coast’s Largest Estuary with Construction of the Pacific Coast’s Largest Tidal Wetland Restoration Project – Scott Bodensteiner

Deepening of the river Scheldt Special dredging techniques – Filip Van de Wiele

Current Issues in Dredged Material Disposal and Opportunities for Reuse – Georganna Collins

Beneficial Reuse of Sand on the Fox River Sediment Remediation Project – Neil Geevers Stuyvesant


Environmental Dredging (Remediation/Restoration)

Maximizing the Economics of Plain Water Using a Hydraulic Dredge and a Mechanical Dewatering Plant: Case Study of Lake Delevan, Delevan, WI – Thomas Amaro

Tablet Application for the Collection of Dredging Related Water Quality Data – Matthew Bailey

How the oldest capped mound survived the ages: Integrating multibeam acoustic imaging with optical imaging to read the record of the Brenton Reef Disposal Site – Drew Carey

Strategic Approaches to Reduce Uncertainties of Sediment Cleanup Costs – Howard Cumberland

Strategic Planning for Contaminated Sediment Projects: Setting the Course for Proper Project Execution – Howard Cumberland

Rail Transportation of Radioactive, Hazardous and Non-RCRA Sediments – Bill Dawson

Capping CAD Cells with a Split-Hull Hopper Dredge – Chris Dols

Grand Calumet River / Roxana Marsh – Glenn Green

Sediment deposition and sediment management at the Iffezheim barrage – Kai Kempmann

Project Update: Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site – David King

Using Dredging Lessons Learned in a Large Contaminated Sediment Feasibility Study – John Laplante

Quantifying Contaminants transport with On-line Monitoring – Anita Nybakk

Precision of Environmental Dredging – Factors and Processes – Michael Palermo

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Andreas Glad Skarstein

Ports/Navigation Case Studies (Coastal/Inland)

Dredging with Turbidity Tests and the EPA in Green Bay Harbor – Michael Staal

30 years Dredged Material Management in the Port of Hamburg – Axel Netzband

Effect of dredging sequence on the efficiency of water injection dredger and trailing suction hopper dredger, a case study of the port of Calais – Abbass Tavallali

Dredged Material Management

Management of Mercury and Pulp-Waste Contaminated Sediments in Thunder Bay North Harbour, Ontario, Canada – Sue-Jin An

A Trial Capping Project for Contaminated Dredged Material from the Port of Tyne, UK – A Learning Experience – Chris Vivian

Panama Canal Expansion Dredging – Rogelio Gordon

Prefabricated Vertical Drain Installation at Craney Island Eastward Expansion, Virginia – Aaron Goldberg

Preparing a long term management plan for the future of the Slufter; An analysis of the functional, spatial and geotechnical possibilities – Roderik Heerema

Guidelines for Aquatic Management of Dredged Material in the USA: Testing, Evaluation, Assessment and Management – John Childs

Dredge Material Reuse to Restore Industrially Influenced Benthic Communities – Eric Dott

Exploring the Dynamics of Thin Layer Cap Stability in a Freshwater Industrial Harbour – Matthew Graham

Beneficial Use Dredged Material to Create Wetland Areas – Tom Stephens, Ed Trainer

Managing dredged Acid Sulfate Soils: a case study – Frederik Goethals

Lessons Learned in the Use of Confined Aquatic Disposal Cells in New England – Aaron Hopkins

The Use of a Thin Layer Cap (TLC) to Manage Mercury and PCB Contaminated Sediments in Jellicoe Cove, Peninsula Harbour (Lake Superior), Ontario, Canada – Kay Kim

CE-Dredge: An Integrated Program for Improved Dredging Management – Mike McFarland

The successful use of CAD for the deposition of 450 000 m3 contaminated sediments from Oslo Harbor, Norway – Arne Pettersen

Beneficial Use Dredged Material to Create Wetland Areas – Tom Stephens

Dredging Contracting and Management Innovations

Next Generation of DQM tools for the dredging manager – Verne Gwin

The Manatee Pocket Dredging Project: Using the Design-Build Contract Relationship to te an Environmentally Beneficial, Sustainable, and Cost-Effective Project – Michael Whelan

Versatility of Vacuum Bag Dewatering of Dredged Organic Silt – Roger Miller

Site Characterization and Survey

An Expanded List of PAHs by HRMS – Edmond McNeil

Better detection and discrimination of seagrasses using fused bathymetric lidar and hyperspectral data – Molly Reif

Contaminated Sediments Dredging Design Constraints under a Marginal Wharf – Gary Braun

Customized Sampling Methods and Devices for Challenging Estuary Sampling Programs – Scott Compston

Dredge Positioning Systems: Types of Hardware Sensors Being Used and Why – Michael Dix

Core Sampling: Influence On Sediment Profile Interpretation – Colin McGuire

Geomorphology: A Practical Method of Submerged Oil Assessment in the Kalamazoo River, Marshall MI – Jen Holmstadt

Inertial Aided Post Processed Kinematic GPS for Marine Positioning – Lou Nash

Feasibility Level Seismic Stability Evaluation of Dredge Cuts – Senda Ozkan

Dredged Material Separation Plan Execution in New York Harbor Deepening Projects – Jeffrey Snyder

Working With Nature

Beneficial Use of Dredged Material for Essential Fish Habitat: Three Engineering with Nature Case Studies -Douglas Clarke

Beneficial Use, Old Idea, New Attention – William Hanson

Ecosystem context in the environmental impact assessment of the dredging operations in the Argentina’s Santa Fe–Confluencia waterway (Paraná river) – Martin Civeira

Sediment Resuspension/Residuals

Everything Goes Somewhere: Tracking the Movement of Dredged Sediments in Port and Coastal Environments Using Dual Signature Sediment Tracers – Kevin Black

Tools for Assessing the Fate of Dredged Sediment – Joseph Z. Gailani

Modeling plume from pipeline discharge of dredged material – Sung-Chan Kim

PCB Partitioning in Ashtabula Harbor, Ohio Sediments – Andrew Lenox

Using Lessons Learned from the Past to Enhance Remedy Evaluation, Selection and Implementation – Steven Nadeau

The Effects of Suspended Sediment from western Lake Erie on Walleye (Sander vitreus) – Burton Suedel

How a process based approach can lead to an understanding of dredging cause and effect – Jennifer Tate

Short-term and long-term effects of channel deepening and dredge disposal on turbidity levels – Bas van Maren & Thijs van Kessel

Numerical modeling assessment of dredging spoils dispersion and deposition, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. – Julio Zyserman

Current Engineering Dredging Research

Computational Model Builder for Simulating Dredging Operations – Matthew Bailey

Building Core Technical Competencies to Sustain Execution of USACE Mission Dredging Requirements through the Newly-Organized National Dredging Center – Edmond J. Russo, Jr.

D2M2: Geospatial Optimization and Planning for Dredged Materials Management -Matthew Bates

Experimental and Analytical Studies of Settling Sediment Clouds – Ruo-Qian Wang

Regulatory Challenges and Solutions

Inner Shelf Marine Geologic Formations of the South Atlantic Bight: Regulatory Implications and Methods for Project Solutions – Christine Smith

Kennebec River Dredging: Agency Collaboration Complicated by Public Perception – Valerie Cappola

Using site-specific, biological data to evaluate the protective value of seasonal dredging restrictions for winter flounder in New York / New Jersey Harbor – Douglas Clarke

Alternative Sediment Remediation Authorities to CERCLA: Elizabeth River Demonstration – Robert (Bob) Engler

Regulatory & Construction Challenges of the Pine Mountain Lake Maintenance Dredging Project – Jaclyn Gnusti

The Classification and Use of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants on USACE Dredgers and Other Floating Plant – Timothy Keyser

Threatened and Endangered Species Issues on the Kennebec River Maine – Obstacles to Dredging Due to the Presence of Shortnose Sturgeon, Atlantic Salmon and Atlantic Sturgeon – Kenneth Levitt

Nutrient TMDLs and Their Effect on Dredging Operations in the Chesapeake Bay – William Rue

Inner Shelf Marine Geologic Formations of the South Atlantic Bight: Regulatory Implications and Methods for Project Solutions – Christine Smith

Underwater Sound Generated by Dredging: An Emerging Issue – Philip Spadaro

How do We Address Mitigation for Maintenance Dredge Permitting? A Case Study – Randi Wexler

The New England Regional Dredging Team: Overcoming Barriers Through Collaboration – Steven Wolf

Sustainable Sediment Management

Sustainable Dredged Material Management? Tools and Approaches for Developing Integrated Sediment Strategies – Sabine Apitz

Sustainability Based Guidance for a ‘Decision Framework for Assessing Options for the Disposal and Treatment of Contaminated Dredged Material’ in England and Wales – Chris Vivian and Ruth Edwards

Integrating Dredging and Dredged Material Reuse with Environmental Restoration

Effectiveness of Time of Year Restrictions – Marcia Bowen

Managing Dredged Material for Beneficial Use: A Conceptual Framework and the Dredging Information Tracking Tool – John Childs

Repairing the Mississippi River Levee with Dredged Material after the Historic 2011 Flood – Shane Callahan, Michael Clay

Engineering Considerations for Island and Sandbar Creation Using Flexible Floating Dredge Disposal Pipe, Middle Mississippi River, Miles 195.0 to 0.0. – Ashley Cox

Middle East Case Studies: Dredging and Reclamation in the Gulf – James Denton-Brown

Sediment Management Methods to Reduce Dredging: Demonstration of Sediment Collector Technology – John McArthur

Identifying and Constructing a Dredged Material Placement Site while Protecting a Unique Coastal Freshwater Marsh – Kaitlin McCormick

Masonville DMCF: Integrating Dredged Material Management with Environmental Restoration and Recreation Opportunities – Kaitlin McCormick

Incorporating engineered oyster reefs into dredged material management – Tyler Ortego

Project Hedwige-Prosper: creation of new wetlands along the river Scheldt – Filip Van de Wiele


Ports/Navigation – Case Studies (Coastal/Inland)

Life cycle analysis for sediment management – Matthew Bates

RECONS: a New Tool for Estimating the Economic Impacts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Navigation Business Line – Wen-Huei Chang

Craney Island Eastward Expansion Case Study: Hydraulically Constructed Dikes on Soft Clay Foundation – Ira Brotman

A New Tool for Estimating and Simulating Economic Impacts of Dredging Activity New, Increased and Reduced Dredging – Yue Cui

Evaluation of Suspended Solid Residuals Created During Bed-Leveling Operations – Russell Short

The New York and New Jersey Harbor Deepening Project – A status update and lessons learned – Thomas Shea

The Maritime Economy in Northern California – John Coleman

Port of Long Beach -76 foot Main Channel Dredging Project – Douglas Thiessen

Dredged Material Management

Synthesis of Environmental Monitoring Data Collected at the San Francisco Deep Ocean Disposal Site (SF-DODS): Powerful Support for Reducing Routine Site Monitoring – Joseph Germano

Rethinking the River City’s Dredging: A Jacksonville Harbor Case Study – Stephanie Groleau

Randle Reef Sediment Remediation Project – Erin Hartman

A Tutorial for Identifying a Project-specific Dredged Material Placement Site – Kaitlin McCormick

Jacksonville Port Authority Dredging Challenges: Successful Management of Dredged Material Management Area Capacity Issues, Jacksonville, Florida – Joe Miller

Puget Sound Dredged Disposal Analysis (PSDDA) Disposal Site Monitoring Program: Twenty-four years of dredged material disposal site monitoring in Puget Sound – Eugene Revelas

Site Characterization and Survey

The Aquares Resistivity System, an exploration tool for rock dredging applications – Peteralv Brabers

Utilizing Multibeam and Mobile Laser Scanning Technologies in Support of Complex Dredging Activities – Gilbert Suarez

Jacksonville ODMDS Designation – Site Selection Process and Characterization Studies – Michelle Rau

Using Bathymetry and Geomorphic Surfaces to Evaluate Contamination in River Systems – Dave Richardson

Strategic Data Use from Collection to Collaboration – A Sediment Dredging Case Study – Ryan Scott

Laser and Bathymetry Survey Techniques for Survey of Four Southern California Breakwaters – Arthur Shak

Integrated mapping interpretation from dredged material placement site surveys and pre-dredge clearance surveys using multibeam backscatter, towed side scan, AUV side scan, and sub-bottom sonar – Christopher Wright

Sediment Resuspension/Residuals

Development, Testing and Application of the Multi-Block CH3D-SEDZLJ (LTFATE) Hydrodynamic and Sediment Transport Model – Earl Hayter

Characterizing the Post-Dredge Surface: Comparison of In-Situ (Pre-dredge) and Post-Dredge Grab Samples at Three Sites on the Willamette River, Portland Harbor, Oregon – James McMillan

Comprehensive Modeling of Dredge Resuspension and Residual Effects of Remedial Alternatives for a Large Contaminated Sediment Feasibility Study – Michael Werth

Current Engineering Dredging Research

Physical Modeling of Nearshore Placed Dredged Material -Rusty Permenter

Using Risk Assessment to Quantifying Benefits of a Dredged Material Containment Facility in the Patapsco River, Baltimore Harbor, Maryland – Michael Ciarlo

USACE – Port of Galveston, Texas: Channel Deepening Phase 1 & 2 – Mark Coyle

Simulating Dredging with HEC-RAS – Stanford Gibson

Lagrangian Determination Of The Fate of Sediment Due To Dredging – Tahirih Lackey

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Investigation on the Implementation of Nautical Depth – Tim Welp

Integrating Dredging and Dredged Material Reuse with Environmental Restoration

The Castro Cove Sediment Remediation Project, San Pablo Bay, Richmond, California – Ian Austin

Where’s My Material -Appropriate Planning for Cap and Habitat Restoration Material Quantities – Paul LaRosa

Restoration & Enhancement of 280 Acres in South San Diego Bay – Eileen Maher

US Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program Comprehensive Barrier Island Restoration Plan – Justin McDonald