11/04/2016 - 15/04/2016 - Panama
For (future) decision makers and their advisors in governments, port and harbour authorities, off-shore companies and other organisations that have to execute dredging projects, the International Association of Dredging Companies organises the International Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation. The IADC Seminar will be held from Monday 11 April through Friday 15 April 2016 in Panama at the Riu Plaza hotel.
Since 1993 IADC, often in co-operation with local technical universities, has provided a week-long Seminar especially developed for professionals in dredging-related industries. These intensive courses have been successfully presented in The Netherlands, Singapore, Dubai, Argentina, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Brazil. As is appropriate to a dynamic industry, the Seminar programme is continually updated. In addition to basic dredging methods, new equipment and state-of-the-art techniques are explained.
The Seminars reflect IADC’s commitment to education, to encouraging young people to enter the field of dredging, and to improving knowledge about dredging throughout the world.
The Seminar in Brief
To optimise the chances of the successful completion of a project, contracting parties should, from the start, fully understand the requirements of a dredging project. 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.
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.
An important feature of the Seminars is a trip to visit a dredging project being executed in the given geographical area.
This gives the participants the opportunity to see dredging equipment in action and to gain a better feeling of the extent of
a dredging activity.
Highlights of the programme are:
The Need for Dredging/Project Phasing.
Includes a site visit to a dredging project(s).
Click here to download the programme of day 2.
Production, Tender, Hydraulic Fills.
Cost Pricing, Survey.
Contact our Project Manager
Mr. Jurgen Dhollander
P + 31 (0)70 352 33 34
Click here to watch a photo impression of the site visit to the shipyard of Van Oord during the Dredging Seminar in Delft, the Netherlands 2012.
Example of the course material (PDF)
Click here for the chapter on 'Equipment'.
IADC’s seminar reviewed
IHS DPC’s Lisa Maher reports on the IADC seminar on dredging and reclamation – and why companies should consider it for their employees.
Click here to download the article.
Proceedings and Certificate
Each participant receives a set of comprehensive proceedings with an extensive reference list of relevant literature and, at the
end of the week, a Certificate of Achievement in recognition of the completion of the coursework.
Please note that full attendance is required for obtaining the Certificate of Achievement.
Date and time
The Seminar starts Monday 11 April at 8:45 hrs and ends Friday 15 April at 17:30 hrs.
The fee for the week-long seminar is € 3,100.- (inclusive VAT). The fee includes all tuition, seminar proceedings, workshops and a special participants dinner, but excludes travel costs and accommodations. Assistance with finding hotel accommodation can be given.
The IADC Seminar will be held in Panama at the Riu Plaza hotel.
Supported by OAS-CIP
The Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the National Port Authorities of all 35 sovereign nations of the Americas.
OAS-CIP promotes the development of competitive, sustainable and secure ports in the Hemisphere by actively facilitating cooperation between the highest governmental level and the private sector.
Its priorities include, in addition to promoting the protection of the marine environment and sustainable port management practices, competitiveness and logistics; protection and security; tourism and services to ships; legislation and regulation; and CSR and gender equality.
For more information, visit http://portalcip.org/.