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NEW DATE – Common Mistakes in Design of Coastal & Marine Projects – 8 PDHs

June 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Common Mistakes in Design of Coastal & Marine Projects – 8 PDHs

June 22, 2020
You must attend the full day for the 8 PDHs

NOTE: This seminar was originally scheduled for March 23, we have rescheduled to June 22, 2020.

This participatory classroom-seminar discusses common mistakes in the design of coastal & marine projects with the following objectives:

  • To provide for a list of significant design mistakes
  • To discuss case studies of damages referring to underlying design mistakes
  • To introduce design tools and practical rules of thumb
  • To perform class exercises

Special Features:

  • Real-life case studies
  • Participation in class exercises
  • Several computational aids and design tools
  • A collection of technical literature and educational video clips


  • Examples of major damages and failures
  • Introduction to coastal & marine hydraulics (waves, currents, etc.)
  • Introduction to coastal sediment transport
  • COMMON MISTAKES related to:
    • Design wave height
    • Design water level
    • Field data vs. theoretical guides
    • Sediment transport (capacity vs. actual transport, etc.)
    • Beach morphology
    • Nature-based (green) solutions vs. gray structures
    • Forces on structures (pipes, piles, sea walls, vessels, etc.)
    • Breakwaters and revetments
    • Static and dynamic stability of vessels
  • Software and design tools
  • Five take-away messages

Saied Saiedi, PhD, PEng
Staff Consultant, Bergmann Associates
See Summary Page for more details

Monday, June 22, 2020
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mott MacDonald
111 Wood Ave South, Iselin, New Jersey, 08830, USA

Includes Breakfast & lunch
$225 member
$275 sustaining members
$325 non-members

What to Bring:
Calculator & Optional: a Laptop to access online resources

View the Event Summary Page




June 22
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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