EBC 3rd Annual Coastal Construction Conference: Scratching the Surface – Collaboration, Implementation, and Lessons Learned


Date: April 30, 2021


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Meeting

In 2017 and 2018, attendees at the EBC Annual Coastal Construction Conferences benefited from lessons learned on a variety of coastal construction projects and were able to take those lessons back to their offices to apply to their projects. The attendees reported that the significant benefit of that program was the focus on presentations from contractors and owners.

Often, professionals working on the development and permitting of coastal projects do not get to experience the construction phase of their projects, or more importantly, receive the benefits of lessons learned. The realities of constructing projects are often different from the documents and drawings produced by engineers and consultants.  Without the benefit of this knowledge, lessons learned cannot be applied to future projects.

This EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources webinar will again bring together coastal construction contractors, consultants, and project owners to provide case studies of recently completed coastal construction projects. Presentations will address how project development and permitting professionals can consider the feasibility of construction when drafting plans and securing permits and the importance of open collaboration with qualified contractors throughout design and implementation.  This working knowledge will improve the ability of projects to be effectively designed, permitted, and implemented.

This EBC program will be invaluable for coastal development consultants and agency permit reviewers to hear directly from contractors to get some “boots on the ground” experience.

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

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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.

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors


Agenda Details

Program Chairs:

  • Adam Finkle, Coastal Scientist, Woods Hole Group
  • Jonathan Gawrys, Restoration Team Lead, SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC

Speaker Agenda:

Presentation title to be announced

  • Rebecca Haney, Coastal Geologist, Office of Coastal Zone Management, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Salt Marsh Restoration in Rhode Island, Challenges & Lessons Learned

  • Andrew Timmis, Director of Business Development – Environmental Group, JF Brennan Company, Inc.

Teaming Up with Nature: Journeys in Interdisciplinary Collaboration

  • Jonathan Gawrys, Restoration Team Lead, SumCo Eco Contracting, LLC

Integrating Design, Construction, Monitoring and Maintenance

  • Dan Stapleton, Senior VP, Senior Principal, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

Barnstable County Dredge: A Program Overview & Project Highlights and Challenges

  • Kenneth Cirillo, Superintendent, Barnstable County Dredge Program

Nature-based Coastal Resilience Measures on Duxbury Beach

  • Brynna McGlathery, Assistant Director, Duxbury Beach Reservation

Registration Details

Webinar: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–>,Through April 28, After April 28
EBC Member:,$70,$90

Group Registration
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print
Please note that refunds are not available after April 30, 2021. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this webinar will close at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 30.

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Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees who are currently unemployed.

PowerPoint Presentations

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC 3rd Annual Coastal Construction Conference: Scratching the Surface – Collaboration, Implementation, and Lessons Learned completed on April 30, 2021, can be viewed below.

Final Agenda – 3rd Annual Coastal Construction Conference – Scratching the Surface

Presentations – 3rd Annual Coastal Construction Conference – Scratching the Surface

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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