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Practical Claims Avoidance Techniques:
How to Prevent Costs and Unnecessary Delay
on Dredging Projects



Dredging is vital to both socioeconomic development and environmental health, the dredging industry is uniquely situated at the heart of the world’s largest and most complex infrastructure systems. Due to the size and difficulty of such projects, the long lead time that often results between initial design, project funding and actual construction, and the rise in environmental restrictions, dredging projects are inherently susceptible to increased disputes arising out project tolerances and limitations that are often incongruous with the technology being used to measure success. By Lisa F. Glahn, Esq. and John A. DeRugeris, P.E.

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Maintenance Dredging in a Sensitive Environment



This paper will review the basic function and values of eelgrass habitats, outline the permit process for the maintenance dredging project, highlight the special conditions imposed for the dredging work and report the preliminary results of the eelgrass monitoring study to date by Carlos G. Peña, P.E.

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2014 PIANC Report “Sustainable Ports”

A Guide for Port Authorities



Ports are central points or hubs in the transport network and its industrial and business areas add value to the transported goods. Increasingly, they are also centres of energy production (and consumption) and ports of departure for the offshore industry. This report has its focus on the sustainable development and green growth of ports and the related logistic chain and added value activities.

The purpose of this report is to create awareness about the advantages of implementing a green port philosophy and about what this philosophy means at present for ports and port authorities around the world and community support for port growth. This will be done by supplying tools and guidance that show how proactive environmental measures and strategies can contribute to obtaining consent for future operations and developments, how opportunities can be created through own initiatives (thereby remaining ahead of legislation) and how green growth can be realized. Co-working group member: Carlos G. Peña, P.E.

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