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068-Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 (Dredging 101)

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.

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068-Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 (Dredging 101)

As we pass the end of the first decade of the new millennium we are seeing an increased emphasis on the restoration of the environment. One of the areas of such focus are our waterways and marine habitats, many of which are in dire need of help. The more I become involved in these maritime restoration projects — the more I see a general lack of basic understanding of the processes of Dredging. This loosely termed and routinely misunderstood word plays a critical role in both waterway cleanup as well as habitat reconstruction. As such, this continuing education course is designed to help those who become connected to such projects develop a practical understanding of what dredging is, how it works, and how it can best be used on waterway and habitat restoration projects.

This is a multi-part course that examines dredging as it relates to various types of environmental projects. This is Part One, essentially Dredging 101, which will give the reader a basic understanding of the fundamentals of dredging. Points that will be covered are:

  • The basic methods of dredging (Mechanical and Hydraulic).
  • The types of commonly available dredging equipment.
  • The basic operation of dredging and differences in the methods.
  • Character of and working with common dredged materials.
  • Selection of the dredge method for common types of projects.
  • The important advantages and disadvantages of each method.
  • The basics of underwater grade control (bathymetric or hydrographic survey).

This course is recommended as an introduction to "Dredging and the Environment Part 2", which will focus on Dredging as it relates to Environmental Restoration Projects. Dredging applications that will be examined in Part 2 will be Beach and Dune Nourishment, Habitat Restoration, Contaminated Sediment Removal, and Capping.

068-Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 (Dredging 101)
Matt Peterson
12/13/2018
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This course had good content - it gave me a good basic understanding of dredging. However, it could use a proofread, and it was a bit out of date (published in 2010).
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068-Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 (Dredging 101)
Bob G. Jacobs, PE
12/09/2018
Verified Buyer
The course was well presented except several words were misspelled, most apparently due to spellcheck not recognizing the appropriate applications, ie... "and" instead of "an" and lack of accurate proofreading. In spite of this, I did enjoy the subject matter. I've felt a need to know more about the technical aspects of waterway dredging operations and this introductory course responded to the need.
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068-Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 (Dredging 101)
Ray Taylor
12/06/2018
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A very good introduction to dredging requirements and techniques
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068-Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 (Dredging 101)
Mark Elsesser
12/04/2018
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I have limited experience in this subject, thus this was very helpful. My experience has been dredging the Rocky River, Cleveland, and retention lakes in the City of Strongsville, Ohio
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068-Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 (Dredging 101)
James Walsh
10/14/2018
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Good overall review of dredging equipment and broad environmental and engineering considerations.
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068-Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 (Dredging 101)
A.D. Bailey
10/06/2018
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A basic introduction to dredging.
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068-Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 (Dredging 101)
07/30/2018
Verified Buyer
Lots of good information!
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068-Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 (Dredging 101)
R. Taylor
05/11/2018
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Good overview of the basics.
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068-Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 (Dredging 101)
G. Richard Bird
04/29/2018
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Well written, easy to understand
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068-Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 (Dredging 101)
Todd Hay
04/27/2018
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Very good for an introductory course.
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068-Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 (Dredging 101)
Ernest E. Fricks, P.E.
04/25/2018
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Good overview of basic elements of dredging.
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068-Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 (Dredging 101)
Ronald Fields
04/24/2018
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Excellent introduction synopsis and setup for next parts.
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068-Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 (Dredging 101)
James Willey, Jr.
03/22/2018
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Nice overview of the dredging options, technology selection criteria, and the Federal regulation impacts
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068-Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 (Dredging 101)
Oswald Mora
03/22/2018
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Excellent!
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068-Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 (Dredging 101)
Anne
12/27/2017
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Excellent overview of dredging methodology.
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068-Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 (Dredging 101)
Gisela Rey
11/14/2017
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Very useful as introductory course for dredging.
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068-Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 (Dredging 101)
H.R. Howarth, P.E.
10/14/2017
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I enjoyed the course very much. There is a lot of good information and it is very well presented. Looking forward to the next two parts.
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068-Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 (Dredging 101)
J. Hutchins
09/25/2017
Verified Buyer
Interesting and good basic overview. T,F questions were in my opinion a little "squirrel y". I have never felt that T,F questions were fair to a student.
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068-Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 (Dredging 101)
Steve Zielnicki
02/23/2017
Verified Buyer
Very poorly written! Confused, disoriented, jumbled. Did not enjoy at all. I dread Part 2.
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068-Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 (Dredging 101)
Dave
02/22/2017
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Good overview.
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068-Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 (Dredging 101)
Leon Seale
01/22/2017
This course presents fundamental dredging methods and concerns, and highlights the considerations common to most dredging projects. Great introduction to the practical aspects of initial project planning .
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Dredging Course Seminar
Hector A. Acosta
03/06/2016
As a civil engineer and for general knowledge the info in the seminar is useful. The author should verify and correct several misleading questions in the exam.
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Dredging and the Environment - Part 1 #101
Frank Makowski
01/13/2016
Loved it. Really learned a lot
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068 Dredging and the Environment Part 1 (Dredging 101)
Anonymous reviewer
12/29/2015
Good intro/primer for dredging activities. Photographs are helpful. Some of the schematics and line drawing labels are blurry with insufficient resolution. Course materials should be reviewed and basic spelling/grammatical mistakes should be corrected by a tech editor.
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Good Intro
anonymous
12/19/2014
As someone with little dredging experience or knowledge, this course provided a good overview.
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anonymous
12/17/2014
This is an excellent basic course in dredging. The only confusing item is that it seems to indicate that a hopper dredge is a different class. It should plainly state that all dredges are either hydraulic or mechanical. Other than that, I would recommend this course to anyone that would like a basic knowledge of dredging.
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Harlow Brown, PE
12/15/2014
I guessed at question # 23 and got it right.......but this is not addressed in the written material, you say the answer is in last paragraph on page 34, I say where? Besides, standard contracting protocol does not allow the engineer or surveyor to tell the operator what to do, you tell the owner or job superintendent, he's supervising the operator! Overall the course is very good.......but get rid of question 23.
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Dredging & the Environment 101
anonymous
02/28/2013
It was a very informative class. I am already applying what I learned. The only criticism is that the text could have been a little clearer.
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anonymous
01/07/2013
Run a grammar review of the course material. There are many cases of misspelled words, duplicate phrases and incorrect tenses.
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Dredging 101
Fred Clements
07/29/2012
Course material was presented logically and orderly. The course provided a good foundation that helped in the understanding of dredging basic principles. The test closely followed the subject matter. HIghly recommend this course.
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Very informative; could be longer
anonymous
02/25/2011
This course has very good production quality and is well rounded. The author's communication style is excellent and easy to follow. I'd prefer that the course be slightly longer but the subject depth is adequate considering the broad topic.
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Josep Max Tate
01/27/2011
The course was well organized. The tesrquestions followed the sequence of the course material.
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John W. Cumming
12/29/2010
It was a bit more basic than I had expected. However, it did cover the basics in a clear and straight forward fashion.
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11/05/2010
Good course. There is a misused word though "their" to "there".
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John F. Adams
09/06/2010
This is an excellent introduction course for engineers involved in dredging. I also found it very beneficial as a refresher course. This course covers the basics from type of dredges to disposal alternatives and bathymetric surveying methods.
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07/21/2010
Would have liked to see a little more info on permitting and handling of spoil.
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A good basic Introduction to the world of dredging.
Jack Ruskai, P.E.
05/25/2010
This course is a good basic introduction to the world of dredging. It describes commonly used methods and equipment and identifies potential pitfalls which can occur on a dredging project. I am looking forward to the additional topics forthcoming in this series.
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