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023-Marina Site Analysis

By: John A. DeRugeris, P.E.

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

023-Marina Site Analysis

A very important component of the maritime design process becomes one of properly assessing a perspective site, and advising your client as to the pros and cons associated with site suitability; and in fact must be the first step in planning any maritime facility. This continuing education program is intended to provide the design engineer with the basic essentials for performing several levels of site assessment as appropriate for the structures discussed within this text. These range from simple recreational piers to light commercial facilities. These basics are:

  • Fetch & Wave Climate Forecasting
    • Determining Baseline Information
    • Determination of Site Water Level Ranges
    • Determination of Wind Stress
    • Determination of Wave Climate
  • Assessment of Site Soil Conditions
    • Simple & Preliminary Investigation Procedures
    • More Advanced Investigation Methods

Each of these subjects will take the reader through the step by step process of performing that phase of the pre-design site analysis and will discuss the suitability of each for the respective level of service of the respective docking facilities. The procedures laid out herein are suitable for very simple recreational docks to more sophisticated procedures required for light commercial docking facilities. This course is a prerequisite for the other maritime courses prepared by this author, which include the other design phases of boating similar facility designs.

023-Marina Site Analysis
Robert Morrisette
12/13/2018
Verified Buyer
Why all the calculations after stressing that the course will not prepare student to design marine facilities? The charts included in the appendices were of poor quality and difficult to read/use.
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023-Marina Site Analysis
Robert Smith, Jr.
07/30/2018
A good overview of site evaluation criteria for small marinas. Methods proposed are appropriate for minor facilities in protected sites. Too simplistic for large commercial marinas or higher wave environments. One of the more challenging continuing education courses I've taken.
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023-Marina Site Analysis
Gwen Benoit
07/21/2017
Verified Buyer
Overall a good course. However, there were some acronyms that weren't defined (e.g. NGVD and NAVD) that I had to look up on Google. Also, the definition of base points for calculations/measurements were sometimes hard to follow, especially since the a distinction was not provided in the variable name to clarify the difference (e.g. definition of water levels and wind speeds). Otherwise the course is an interesting one and the content pretty well laid out.
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023-Marina Site Analysis
Robert J. Alban
02/15/2017
Verified Buyer
Very fine course, with enough difficulty to really have to analyze options for your answers.
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023-Marina Site Analysis
Gisela Rey
01/11/2017
Verified Buyer
The course is excellent, each topic is explained in detail.
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023-Marina Site Analysis
Pearce Barrett
12/29/2016
Verified Buyer
I found the course to be interesting and challenging for anyone working in the marine design and construction environment.
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Marina Site Analysis Review
Anne
12/30/2015
Verified Buyer
Good, informative course. Problems were easy to work if material is digested. Diagrams in example and appendices were fuzzy, but good enough to solve problems. Agree with the discussion on Quiz Problem 19.
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Applicable
John Harter
10/05/2015
Verified Buyer
I found the course to be interesting and applicable to many marine facility desigs. I would add a statement acknowledging that waves from vessels passing close to the mooring, while not addressed in this course, may prove to also be significant to marina site selection. (Or words to that effect)
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Brian L. Tomlinson, P.E.
02/16/2015
I was under the impression that the course would have gone further into the actual design of marina facilities.

Also I agree with a previous comment that the correct answer to question 19 is . . .

SunCam Comment: Portions of the review were remived because they discussed answers to questions.
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Philip Grissinger
06/14/2013
more illustrations in the course material would be appreciated and most helpful. When will the next level of this course become available (it's referenced in course material).
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Francisco Tejidor
01/07/2013
The course was quite informative and well planned. I look forward to a follow-up course.
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Marina Site Analysis
Lou Campanile, Jr.
03/01/2011
The course was extremely good. I needed a bit of editing to make it perfect. Some words and punctuation were left out, so sometimes a sentence had to be read multiple times to understand what is being taught.
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01/28/2011
This course was okay. The content was intersting and I did learn something about what it takes to select a Marina Site. So it did serve its purpose. But some of the questions were vague and more difficult to answer than I thought they should be. I will continue to use SunCam for my continuing education needs, but next time I will skim the course and questions before making my course selection.
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Carlos Rosand
01/03/2011
Question #19, I stand by my answer could you explain how did you arrived to your answer??
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Price: $90.00
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Course Code: 100186-01
Course PDH Hours: 4
Engineering Course Approvals
  • This course is accepted for engineering continuing education credit in all states.
  • Ohio rules allow only 6-hours of unsupervised online courses such as this course per license renewal period

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