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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.