Inspection, Repair and Rehabilitation of Marine Structures

Online /
Aug 14 - 15, 2024 /
Course Code: 15-0807-ONL24

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate and undertake condition inspections of existing marine structures
  • Apply the learned methods and strategies in the repair and rehabilitation of concrete, steel and timber marine structures
  • Develop repair and rehabilitation programs for existing marine structures

Marine structures, including piers, docks, wharves, seawalls, and breakwaters, are vital components of the shipping, passenger ferry, cruise line, and fishing industries. Various components of a structure typically begin to deteriorate soon after construction and require inspection and maintenance to identify deteriorated components before the impacts compromise the structure's performance. Many existing marine structures are past their expected service lives and require inspection and rehabilitation to remain safe and functional. Marine structures can also sustain physical damage due to overloading, ship impacts, adverse weather conditions, and environmental effects.

After conducting a structural condition inspection, engineers must develop a repair, rehabilitation, and maintenance program necessary to meet operational requirements and maintain or extend the remaining service life of the marine structure.

Who Should Attend
Marine Facility Engineers and Managers • Public Maritime Infrastructure Managers • Harbour Masters • Maritime Facility Owners • Civil and Structural Engineers • Construction Professionals • Project Managers • Marine Insurance Professionals

More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Day I

  • Welcome, Introduction, Course Preview, Learning Outcomes
  • An overview of marine structures and the basic principles and causes of deterioration and damage to various types of marine structures
  • Planning an inspection program for marine structures
  • The use of inspection methods and techniques to assess the condition of an existing marine structure and estimate the remaining service life

Day II

  • An overview of common repair practices and preventative protection measures used to prolong the service life of an existing marine structure
  • Basics of life cycle management and the benefits of regular inspection and maintenance programs for existing marine structures
  • Climate change considerations
  • Design considerations and construction techniques that will minimize deterioration

Case studies to illustrate repair and rehabilitation strategies used to meet operational requirements and extend the service life of existing marine structures

  • Questions and Answers
  • Feedback to participants on the achievement of learning outcomes
  • Concluding remarks and final adjournment


Carol Turner, P.Eng.

Carol is currently the Director of Ports and Marine Canada at WSP.

She has over 20 years of experience in project and personnel management, design, construction and inspection of marine and industrial structures. Her experience includes field inspection for numerous marine construction projects, secondment to clients for engineering project coordination, inspections of bulk material handling systems, equipment and marine structures, and the design and checking of steel, concrete, and timber public and industrial structures.

Carol has worked on large multi-disciplinary projects and small projects from conception and feasibility to construction and maintenance.

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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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