The IADC Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation started yesterday at UNESCO-IHE, in Delft, the Netherlands, and will last through Friday, 26 June, 2015.
This five-day course strives to provide an understanding through lectures by experts in the field and workshops, partly conducted on-site, in order to give the “students” hands-on experience.
The seminar reflects IADC’s commitment to education, to encouraging young people to enter the field of dredging, and to improving knowledge about dredging throughout the world.
- overview of the dredging market and the development of new ports and maintenance of existing ports;
- project phasing (identification, investigation, feasibility studies, design, construction, and maintenance);
- descriptions of types of dredging equipment and boundary conditions for their use;
- state-of-the-art dredging and reclamation techniques including environmental measures;
- site and soil investigations, designing and estimating from the contractor’s view;
- costing of projects and types of contracts such as charter, unit rates, lump sum and risk-sharing agreements;
- design and measurement of dredging and reclamation works;
- early contractor involvement.