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WEDA Midwest Chapter Omaha Meeting Focuses Beneficial Use, Contaminated Sediment, Safety and More

WEDA Midwest Chapter Omaha Meeting Focuses Beneficial Use, Contaminated Sediment, Safety and More

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Midwest Chapter met in Omaha, Nebraska, from March 8 to 10 at the Embassy Suites Old Market hotel to discuss local projects and issues and chapter business matters, as well as some time for networking. Eighty people attended the event, along with 20 sponsors.

April-May 2017
Biggest-Ever CONEXPO-CONAGG Attracts Optimistic Buyers

Biggest-Ever CONEXPO-CONAGG Attracts Optimistic Buyers

CONEXPO-CONAGG/IFPE 2017 drew 128,000 attendees to Las Vegas, Nevada, from March 7 to 11. Of those attendees, 20 percent – 26,000 – were from 150 countries outside the U.S. Fifty-two thousand tickets to education sessions were purchased – a 26 percent increase from the 2014 show. Overall contractor and aggregate producer attendance grew by 10 percent over the number attending the 2014 show.

April-May 2017

IMX Expands Education Sessions; J.F. Brennan to Host Sessions on Dock Construction and Maintenance

The Inland Marine Expo (IMX), the annual trade show for the inland and intracoastal commercial marine industry, held at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri, from May 22 to 24, will include expanded education with an increased focus on topics pertinent to marine contractors and facility operators.

April-May 2017
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Eastern Region Dredging Conference Meets in Fort Lauderdale

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Eastern Region Dredging Conference Meets in Fort Lauderdale

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Eastern Region Dredging Conference was held on October 26, 2016, following on the heels of the WEDA Eastern Chapter Annual Meeting the day before. Both events were held the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The location was an ideal spot to view the work that the Corps of Engineers and its contractors are performing on the East Coast of Florida. In two days, two impressive sides of the dredging and maritime industries were pro-filed. While the WEDA meeting introduced a series of speakers from the private sector, on the second day, the Corps gave insights into its rigorous work and the intensive cooperation and communication with the private U.S. dredging industry.

January-February 2017
Tribal Protests in North Dakota Spur Further Talks on DAPL Pipeline Route

Tribal Protests in North Dakota Spur Further Talks on DAPL Pipeline Route

An oil pipeline crossing permit is at the center of a dispute in North Dakota, where the Standing Rock Sioux tribe (SRST) is protesting the transit of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), a high volume, high pressure crude oil pipeline, under Lake Oahe in the Missouri River. The lake is the primary source of drinking water for the 11,000-member tribe.

January-February 2017
Two Environmental Scientists Receive Inaugural IHS DPC Innovations Awards in Dredging

Two Environmental Scientists Receive Inaugural IHS DPC Innovations Awards in Dredging

At a gala dinner on November 10, 2016, in London’s Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, in England, the first IHS DPC Innovations Awards were presented to a variety of people and companies for outstanding contributions to the dredging and maritime construction industries. According to the organizers, more than one hundred entries were received from across a wide swath of the industry. Often unnoticed, and certainly underestimated, the dredging community took time out on this evening to honor some of its own. Among the recipients were two members of the World Dredging Association (WODA), one from the Western Dredging Association (WEDA), the other from the Central Dredging Association (CEDA), both known for their work with environment and dredging.

January-February 2017
CDMCS Elects New Co-Chairman

CDMCS Elects New Co-Chairman

The Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) announced that Devon Carlock has been elected co-chairman of the organization. As an active member, Car-lock worked with council members and Corps leadership in efforts to address industry safety concerns including new regulations. In his position as co-chair, he will address initiatives including a hand safety campaign, arc flash safety awareness, interactive video webinars, redesigned website and increased partnering sessions with industry safety leaders and Corps leadership. He joins Albert Wong, Corps senior program manager for Construction & Operations Safety, at the helm of CDMCS.

January-February 2017
CONEXPO-CON/AGG Set for March 7 to 11 in Las Vegas

CONEXPO-CON/AGG Set for March 7 to 11 in Las Vegas

CONEXPO/CONAGG, co-located with IFPE, will take place on March 7 through 11, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

January-February 2017
Hall Pacific Rebuilds Borrow Pits Left from WWII; Aid Project Wins Award

Hall Pacific Rebuilds Borrow Pits Left from WWII; Aid Project Wins Award

Hall Pacific won an award for the 2016 Innovate Awards of Excellence, held in New Zealand in September. The dredging and civil construction company, wholly owned by Hall Contracting of Australia, worked in conjunction with New Zealand’s Calibre Consulting on an aid project in Tuvalu, a small island country, located approximately halfway between Australia and Hawaii.

January-February 2017
European Dredging Association Annual General Meet-ing and Conference Focuses on Global CO2 Emissions and Climate Change

European Dredging Association Annual General Meet-ing and Conference Focuses on Global CO2 Emissions and Climate Change

The 2016 Conference and Annual General Meeting of the European Dredging Association (EuDA) was held at the Stanhope Hotel Brussels, Belgium on November 15. According to Paris Sansoglou, EuDA’s Secretary General, “Our conferences try to bring timely topics to the attention of our members. The theme of this year’s Conference ‘Global CO2 Emissions: New Business Opportunities for the European Dredgers?’ is clearly something on the minds of those in the maritime industries.”

January-February 2017
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