SGH Staff Members to Lead Classes and Present Papers at PORTS ‘19

September 4, 2019
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Several members of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger’s Heavy Civil and Marine practice area will take part in the proceedings at PORTS ’19, a triennial conference hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (ASCE-COPRI). Held 15-19 September in Pittsburgh, PA, the event will convene a global audience of professionals focused on ports, harbors, waterways, and other marine topics to share best practices and discuss new advancements in the field.

At the event, SGH staff members will lead short courses and special sessions as part of the conference proceedings. 

  • On 15 September, SGH Senior Principal William Bruin will serve as an instructor for “Inspection, Testing, and Rehabilitation for Waterfront Facilities.” The course will provide attendees with guidance on selecting inspection techniques and determining appropriate assessment and rehabilitation approaches. On that day, Bill will also serve as an instructor for analyzing and designing berthing systems in the “Vessel Mooring and Berthing” short course.
  • On 17 September, Bill, Staff Consultant Rune Iversen, as well as Senior Consulting Engineers Julie Galbraith and Ali Naeem, will each teach sections in the inaugural “Port Engineering 101” course, a two-part overview of the port and maritime industry for young professionals and new members of the professional.

SGH staff members will present twelve papers throughout the event’s technical program.

        
Date and Time Presentation Title and Session Number  

SGH Presenters and Authors
 

16 September
11:10 – 11:30 a.m.
Combined Kinematic and Inertial Seismic Analysis of Marine Structures (522537)   Julie Galbraith
Ali Naeem 
William Bruin
       
16 September
1:30 – 1:50 p.m.
Rehabilitation, Safety Improvement, and Life Extension of a Geriatric Concrete Marine Oil Terminal (521319)   Gayle Johnson
William Bruin
       
16 September
1:50 – 2:10 p.m.
Establishing a Rational Inspection Criteria for Composite Materials Used in Waterfront Structures (522346)  

Rune Iversen
William Bruin
Maximo Argo

       
17 September
2:40 – 3:00 p.m.
A Proposed Rational Approach to Design of Fenders and Supporting Structures in the U.S. (522618)   Rune Iversen
William Bruin
Brian Phan
Justin Pyun
       
17 September
2:20 – 2:40 p.m.
Analysis of Measured Marine Oil Terminal Berthing Velocities (522628)   Rune Iversen
Maximo Argo
William Bruin
Justin Pyun 
Samuel Cortes
       
17 September
4:40 – 5:00 p.m.
Challenges in Selection, Anchorage Design, and Installation of Mooring Hooks on Existing Structures (522668)   Rune Iversen
William Bruin
Julie Galbraith
       
17 September
4:40 – 5:00 p.m.
Investigation and Initial Stability Analysis of a Wharf on Severely Deteriorated Steel H-Piles (522282)   Daniel Schuetz
Paul Schuman
Dominic Kelly 
       
17 September
4:40 – 5:00 p.m.
Seismic Analyses for San Francisco Port-Wide Risk Assessment (522538)   Julie Galbraith 
Gayle Johnson
       
17 September
5:00 – 5:20 p.m.
Decommissioning of the SR520 Floating Bridge, Seattle, WA (522754)   Ali Naeem 
Rune Iversen
Sam Yao
       
17 September
5:00 – 5:20 p.m.
Seismic Fragility and Risk Assessment of Waterfront Structures at the Port of San Francisco (522532)   Gayle Johnson
Justin Pyun
       
18 September
10:30 – 10:50 a.m.
Upcoming Changes to ASCE/COPRI 61-19 Chapter on Ancillary Components (519015)   Gayle Johnson 
       
18 September
11:30 – 11:50 a.m.
Performance Based Seismic Retrofit Solutions for Wharf Preservation (522536)   Sam Yao
Ali Naeem
Josh Core
       

In addition, Bill will take part in the “Student and Younger Member Networking Session” on 17 September from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., where industry-seasoned panel members representing several port engineering sectors will be available for discussion.

Learn more about the conference.