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Ports ‘16: Continuing Advancement of Port and Harbor Engineering The 14th in a series of international port and harbor development specialty conferences. New Orleans, Louisiana, was the destination of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) triannual ports conference that took place 12 through 15 June at the New Orleans Marriott. As a contributing sponsor, BergerABAM participated as an exhibitor with a booth display, and many of the firm’s attendees served as presenters, technical program committee cochairs, and technical session facilitators. “Ports: Gateways to a World of Opportunities” was the theme for this premier event for the marine/waterfront industry. The conference presentations provided the latest development and technical research in port- and harbor-related concerns and focused on a broad spectrum of items of interest to an international audience of waterway, port, harbor, and marine professionals. The ASCE also invited authors who submitted abstracts to publish their papers and present them at the conference. Attendees from BergerABAM either authored and/or coauthored 14 papers and

presented 12. Topics included planning, financing, permitting, designing, constructing, operating, maintaining, and securing port and maritime facilities. Short educational courses were offered that covered topics, such as marina design, sustainability, and vessel mooring and berthing. Two BergerABAM attendees presented a workshop on sustainability. The title and authors of each paper and the workshop are listed below. A special reception tailored to students and young industry professionals provided them networking and learning opportunities and a chance to familiarize themselves with the conference. BergerABAM’s presence at this important conference displays the firm’s commitment to finding solutions to the complex problems that confront port owners, operators, and developers as they face changes in the world’s economic and global conditions.

Ports ‘16 Papers and Workshop Fuel Transfer Facility – Fender System Replacement | Louis Klusmeyer

ASCE/COPRI 61–14 Detailing Provisions – Next Steps | Bob Harn, Lee Marsh, and Justin Rygel

Development of Innovative, Partially Prestressed Concrete Pier Concept to Enhance the Durability of U.S. Navy Piers | Bob Harn, Michael Oesterle, and Markus Wernli

Port of Neah Bay Commercial Dock Replacement | Erik Neal, TJ Schilling, and Bob Harn

Design and Construction of Two Concrete Pontoons to Serve as Berths at the Port of Juneau Cruise Ship Terminal | Yeliz Firat, Robert Easley, and Manfred Zinserling

Development of Mexico’s Newest Container Terminal | David Street, Ricardo Cheng, and John Bardi

Berth Expansion at Manzanillo International Terminal, Colon, Panama | Ajaya Malla and Chris Cornell

Portwide Seismic Risk Assessment; (1) Engineering Analyses | Scott McMahon, Stephen Dickenson, Scott Schlechter, and Jack Gordon

Reclamation for a Bulkhead Container Terminal Complex in High Seismicity Region | Carlos Ospina, Jyotirmoy Sircar, and William Camp

Container Wharf with Innovative Precast Retrofit of an Existing Container Yard Deck in High Seismicity Area | Jyotirmoy Sircar, to Accommodate Automated Stacking Carlos Ospina, and V.K. Kumar Cranes—Manzanillo International Terminal, Panama | Brett Ozolin and Chris Cornell Fort Tilden Historic Bulkhead Assessment | Bethany Bearmore, Brett Ozolin, and Patricia Sacks


Statewide Strategic Planning for Oregon’s Port System | Scott Keillor, Dave Harlan, John Burns, Brooke Walton, David Koch, Todd Chase, and Nicole McDermott

The Reconstruction of Kodiak Pier 1 Dock Envision Sustainability Professional Facility to Modern Seismic Design Standards | Accreditation Workshop | Evan Sheesley and John Daley, Bob Harn, and Kimberly Nielsen Amanda Schweickert

Profile for BergerABAM

Inside/Out Newsletter | Summer 2016 | Issue 62  

BergerABAM is a consulting firm offering services in the areas of planning, civil and structural engineering, architecture, environmental se...

Inside/Out Newsletter | Summer 2016 | Issue 62  

BergerABAM is a consulting firm offering services in the areas of planning, civil and structural engineering, architecture, environmental se...