This is the tenth "webinar" in a series of lectures on Hurricane Katrina developed by ASCE. The seminar will be presented over the internet with the lecturer "live" via phone. You will have the ability to send questions to the lecturer. Please bring your own lunch and enjoy the lecture; earning 1.0 PDHs for the event. Registration will open at 11:30 AM for those paying at the door. The event is in the offices of Tranystems, Town Point Building, 10th Floor, 150 Bousch St. Norfolk, VA. See Directions below.
10-Levee and Floodwall Performance II (Aug. 24)
• The damage to the levees and floodwalls
• How the levees and floodwalls performed as an integrated system during the hurricane
• The recommended improvements for the levees and floodwalls of the HPS
Speakers: Reed Mosher, A.M.ASCE, Technical Director, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center
Mike Sharp, P.E., M.ASCE, Technical Director, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center-Geotechnical and Structures LaboratorySeries Benefits
• Learn important lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the implications for the civil engineering profession and your community
• Improve engineering practice and policies to prevent similar disasters from happening again
• Understand what happened during hurricane Katrina and why
• Gain an understanding of the IPET and ER P analysis of the HPS components’ original design; surge and wave forces on levees and floodwalls; the performance of the levees, floodwalls, interior drainage system, and pump stations; the capacities of the HPS components after the hurricane; and the risk and reliability of the HPS before the hurricane and after repairs and improvements
• Understand how the performance of individual components affects the overall performance of a system
• Earn 1.0 Professional Development Hour (1.0 PDH ) per webinar in the series (13.0 PDH s for the full series)
Directions to Transystems:
The Town Point Building is located across Busch St from Nauticus and the Wisconsin Battleship. Attendees can park in the City Hall Ave. garage, which is across the street from the building.
From Virginia Beach/Chesapeake:264W toward downtown Norfolk. Take the City Hall Ave exit, which is a right exit immediately before the Berkley Bridge and Downtown Tunnel Continue on City Hall Ave pass McArthur Mall and across Granby St Turn right into the City Hall Ave garage
From Navy Base:Traveling on Busch St toward downtown Norfolk Turn left onto City Hall Ave (Pump stn is on your right) Turn left into the City Hall Ave garage
For more information on the webinar series please go to http://www.asce.org/files/pdf/katrinaJune071.pdfRead more »
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