USACE Galveston District Hosts Dredging Fundamentals Prospect Course
Brandan Scully, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Engineer Research and Development Center, research civil engineer, teaches dredge types during the latest Dredging Fundamentals Prospect Course at the USACE Galveston District (SWG) Jadwin Building, Jan. 22-26, 2024. The USACE Institute for Water Resources offers the Dredging Fundamentals Prospect Course annually to USACE employees. Through lectures, group discussions, examinations, and a field trip, this course teaches the student fundamental dredging theory and accepted dredging practices in addition to basic information on how Corps dredging projects are authorized, funded, engineered, managed, and maintained. A brief overview of dredge estimating, dredging safety, hydrographic surveys, and dredging contract administration is also provided.