Embracing Future Ready in Maritime

At PORTS ’19 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, we explore innovative development approaches and technological advancements to make ports and maritime infrastructure resilient amid rapid change.

As the Platinum sponsor, WSP will participate in the PORTS® '19: “Connect. Innovate. Transform” Conference from September 15-18 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA at booth 402. Held on a triennial basis, this renowned conference has consistently drawn an international audience of port, harbor, waterway and marine professionals who come to share their knowledge and learn from the experiences of others.

Visitors to our booth will be able to engage with WSP staff for timely discussions regarding their presentations and how WSP can help address their specific challenges. During the conference, our technical presentations will illustrate ways WSP can help maritime clients become Future Ready.

Seventeen members of our team have had technical papers accepted for presentation at the conference:

Monday, September 16

514288 - Seismic Retrofit of historic pier on soft soil
Time: 13:50-14:20
Co-authors: Ben Pesicka, Bob Harn, and Jacob Linke

521989 - Seismic design of anchored bulkheads: Tieback bulkhead examples
Time: 16:10-16:30    
Co-authors: Joe Galloway and Chad Goodnight

Tuesday, September 17

519518 - Dolphin Restraint System for Precast Floating Berth at the Haines Ferry Terminal
Time: 8:50-9:10
Co-authors: Chad Goodnight and Scott Branlund

519529 - Precast, Prestressed Concrete Floating Berth at the Haines Ferry Terminal
Time: 9:10-9:30
Co-authors: Yeliz Firat and Frank Yang

521494 -Replacement of Floating Dock at Passenger Ferries
Time: 9:30-9:50
Co-authors: Catrina Walter, Markus Wernli, Jacob Linke and Ben Pesicka

522097 - Precast Construction or Upgrade/Expansion of two operating solid bulk terminals in Columbia
Time: 8:50-9:10
Co-authors: Jyotirmoy Sircar, Carlos Ospina and Miguel Forero

522533 - Wharf Improvement for Panamax size vessels
Time:  9:30-9:50
Co-author: Ralph Petereit

521887 - Geotechnical and Structural Challenges - New Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock project
Time: 11:10-11:30
Co-authors: Mike Wray and Jon Mjelde

522428 - Redevelopment of an 1880 Banana export terminal
Time: 8:50-9:10
Co-authors: John Bardi and Ajaya Malla

514120 - Port of Long Beach Land Use Study
Time: 14:00 - 14:20
Co-authors: Hardik Gajjar and Tracy Fidell

514220 - A New Berth for Halifax
Time: 14:20-14:40
Co-author: Thomas Ward

519246 - National City Marine Terminal Berth 24-10 Rehabilitation
Time: 16:20-16:40
Co-authors: Frank Yang, Scott Branlund and Dante Valdez

522088 - Reconstructed Quay Wall serves Bulk Operations and Heavy Module Transfer
Time: 17:00-17:20
Co-authors: Jyotirmoy Sircar, V.K. Kumar and Carlos Ospina

Wednesday, September 18

522084 - Precast Counterfort seawall simplifies road widening project in USVI
Time: 8:50-9:10
Co-authors: V.K. Kumar and Jyotirmoy Sircar

522092 - Optimized Design Addresses Site and Constructability Challenges for container wharf in Iraq
Time: 8:50-9:10
Co-authors: Carlos Ospina, V.K. Kumar and Jyotirmoy Sircar

514617 - Leveraging BIM tools to coordinate and design a Navy Pier extension
Time: 10:50-11:10
Co-authors: Justin Rygel and TJ Schilling

521478 - Proposed Pipe Pile Strain Limits for ASCE 61-19
Time: 11:10-11:30
Co-authors: Bob Harn and Carlos Ospina

Members of the team will also serve as moderators for the technical sessions.

On September 17, 2019, from 12 pm to 2 pm, WSP will sponsor the Awards Luncheon in the main plenary (ball) room at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown.

The WSP team looks forward to connecting with you during the event.

More information on Ports ’19.