About this course

This slideshow-formatted course provides a general overview of waterfront structures such as piers, wharves, quaywalls, dry docks, seawalls, groins, jetties, and more.

Components of waterfront (structures (or facilities) are covered as well, such as: fender systems, pilings, dolphins, utilities, preservatives, coatings, and hardware. Component materials are also covered: wood/timber, concrete, steel, synthetics, and alloy materials.

Types of Berthing Facilities, Drydocks, Coastal Protective Structures
Components of these Waterfront Structures
Wood and Timber Components
Reinforced Concrete Components
Steel Components
Nonferrous Metals and Alloys
Synthetic Materials
Soil Fill for Waterfront Components
Environmental Compliance Issues

Intended Audience: This course is intended for Marine, Construction, Geotechnical, Civil, Environmental, Water Resources, and other engineers whose job description may require a general knowledge of waterfront structures, their components, and associated construction materials.

Publication Source: Original Courseware based on the US Corp of Engineer’s publication, #UFC 4-150-07, September 2012, “Maintenance and Operation of Waterfront Facilities”

6 hours
Certificate of completion
Beginner level
No prerequisites
No preparation required
1 year access


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