AAPA’s 2018 Capital Projects Seminar in Norfolk

Officials representing U.S. Department of Transportation grant programs, industrial land development specialists, economists, planning experts and port authority executives from throughout the Western Hemisphere will assemble in Norfolk, Va., May 8-9, to participate in the 2018 Capital Projects Seminar.

Among the conference highlights will be a presentation focusing on how ports can tap into billions of dollars in new money available for federal Department of Transportation infrastructure grants such as BUILD, INFRA and marine highways.

To assist ports and other government entities in developing innovative agreements with private-sector partners to help leverage existing dollars and federal grant funds, a team from Nossaman, LLP, led by Brian Papernik, will take seminar participants through an exercise to explore various issues and topics that arise when using public-private partnerships to deliver infrastructure projects.

In a session titled Balancing Land-Use Conflicts and Solutions, McLaren Engineering Group engineer Catherine Hale will lead a panel showcasing examples of infrastructure projects which faced significant land-use obstacles before pioneering solutions were used to get them back on track.

The seminar, hosted by the Virginia Port Authority and presented by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), will take place at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel.

 

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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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