EBC 15th Annual Dredging Conference: Geotech – The Importance for Dredging and Capping Projects


Date: November 9, 2021


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Event

Information for viewing the webinar will be shared with registered attendees in a confirmation email.

With any dredging or sediment capping project, engineering and geotechnical evaluations are critical to a successful and safe project. It is critical to evaluate existing infrastructure to ensure it remains stable and can withstand the removal of sediment or the placement of an environmental cap. Additionally, the need to evaluate the sediment itself to ensure that the slopes do not fail additional dredging or causing shoreline instability. When looking at environmental caps, geotechnical evaluation is critical to ensure the cap can be installed per the design.

This EBC Dredging Conference will focus on how important the geotechnical evaluation of the existing infrastructure, shorelines and sediment is in the dredging and removal of sediments and the placement of environmental caps.

A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the webinar.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

Additional information can be found under the “Agenda Details” tab above.
Program Chair:
  • Andrew Timmis, Director of Business Development – Environmental Group, J.F. Brennan Company, Inc.
Speaker Agenda:

How Historic Design Criteria Impact Current Project Dredge Design

  • William J. Haswell, P.E., Principal Consultant, Haley & Aldrich

Geotechnical Elements of Dredge Prism Design

  • Anita Rigassio Smith, PMP, Senior Environmental Engineer, Jacobs
  • Shane Taylor, M.S., EIT, Civil/Coastal Engineer, Jacobs

Geotechnical Engineering Design Challenges for Capping and Dredging in Difficult Ground Conditions: The Grasse River Remediation Project

  • Jagrut Jathal, Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Principal, CDM Smith
  • Michael S. Schultz, P.E., Geotechnical Engineer, Senior Vice President, CDM Smith

Placement and Verification Considerations for Engineered Caps Over Contaminated Sediments

  • Charles Guest, Senior Managing Engineer, Anchor QEA, LLC

Remediating a Working Waterfront

  • Matthew Page, P.E., Associate Principal, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

Moderated Discussion

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC 15th Annual Dredging Conference: Geotech – The Importance for Dredging and Capping Projects completed on November 9, 2021, can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC 15th Annual Dredging Conference: Geotech – The Importance for Dredging and Capping Projects

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office.


Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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