USACE Galveston District Hosts Dredging Fundamentals Prospect Course
Chris Dearing, Callan Marine Ltd., vice president, center in white helmet, shows the USACE Dredging Fundamentals Prospect Course of forty students an 84-inch dredge cutter head during a tour of the dredging company’s maintenance and storage facility. The USACE Institute for Water Resources offers the Dredging Fundamentals Prospect Course 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.