USACE Presented at FEDCON Summit

Sen. Richard Burr kicked off the 2014 Federal Construction, Infrastructure & Environment (FEDCON) Summit on Oct. 16 at the Wilmington Convention Center. More than 24 federal agencies, an unprecedented number, participated in this year’s event, according to N.C. Military Business Center (NCMBC) Executive Director Scott Dorney.

The annual event, co-sponsored by the North Carolina Military Business Center, began nine years ago, and brings together federal government officials and companies that want to secure their business.

All area military installations and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers districts with oversight of civil works and military construction projects in North Carolina were represented at this year’s summit. USACE units participating included representatives from South Atlantic Division (SAD) and from Wilmington, Savannah and Charleston districts.

The message of NCMBC is “opportunity,Dorney said. “Our military truly does mean business for your business. The hosts, sponsors and partners in this summit are confident that today’s program will provide the critical market intelligence and knowledge of functional tools you need to help your company engage successfully in this market.

At the moment there are thirty-three multiple-purpose projects in the Southeast that provide citizens with flood control, hydroelectric power, water supply, recreation, navigation and wildlife enhancement.

The SAD operates and maintains more than 6,000 miles of federal navigable channel and 29 major harbors in the region. The division also has a growing environmental restoration workload, including the largest, single environmental restoration project in the world, the Everglades Restoration in south Florida.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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