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Port Operations & Maintenance

  • COPRISponsored by COPRI and the COPRI Ports and Harbors Committee Certificate in Port Engineering Task Committee

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    Purpose & Background

    This course will provide students with a detailed design and management process to operate and perform maintenance on port facilities. Course content includes inspection and repair produces for both in-water, topside and backlands facilities, and key port infrastructure. The operations and maintenance procedures will be introduced for roads, terminals, wharves, channels, buildings, cranes, pipelines, pump stations, utilities, and relaxed facilities.


    Thomas Spencer, P.E., S.E., P.Eng., D.PE and Doug Thiessen, P.E., D.PE, M.ASCE

    Course Benefits

    • Learn how complex port operations and maintenance procedures are simplified.
    • Learn about resources and tools specific to port operations and maintenance are identified and explained.
    • Learn about ASCE guidelines and standards for inspection reports will be described and demonstrated.
    • Learn about procedures for documentation for design and repair will be explained.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Identify damaged and deteriorated port infrastructure.
    • Explain how to document areas for repair in a clear and concise manner.
    • Adopt and apply standard maintenance procedures.
    • Utilize new and old records to plan ahead for routine inspection and rehabilitation activities.
    • Prepare proficient design documents (specifications, bids).
    • Assist owners in evaluating bids and managing construction.
    • Utilize budgeting and management tools consistently.

    Who Should Attend?

    • Professionals working or desiring to work for a port
    • Port authority engineers
    • Port operations and maintenance staff
    • Construction engineers
    • Practicing consulting engineers

    Course Outline


    2.4 CEUs / 24 PDHs


    Early Bird Rate: Member $1395 | Non-Member $1695
    Regular Rate: Member $1695 | Non-Member $1995