Docks and Marinas Course

Docks & Marinas (c) Course in presented in association with the University of Wisconsin 

Monday, January 29, 2024 – 7:30 am (check-in) – 5:30 pm
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 – 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, including marina and boatyard tour
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 – 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm - AMI Opening Events
Fees: $1,595 by November 15, 2023, $1,795 beginning November 16, 2023
Join the Docks and Marinas © Course, and Design and Engineering industry leaders, for a 2-day program that includes educational training and a marina and boatyard tour of local facilities followed up by a SWOT analysis of each facility from an engineering perspective.  Registration to this program includes (2) breakfasts, (2) lunches, (4) breaks and attendance to the opening events, at the AMI Conference & Expo, for drinks and appetizers and industry networking. Completion of this course qualifies attendees to receive 15 CEUs issued by the University of Wisconsin.
Docks and Marinas Course Agenda
Day 1, Monday, January 29, 2024 (content)
7:30- 8:00 am - Register and Check-in
8:00 am– 9:00 am – Making The Budgeting Process Work For You, Dan Natchez, Daniel Natchez and Associates           
9:00 am – 10:00 am – Marina Foundations Docking Facility, JimTinjum, University of Wisconsin
10:00 am – 10:15 am - Break
10:15 am - 11:15 am – Keeping Stormwater and Wastewater in Mind for Marina Design, Sarah Orlando, Ohio State University and OH Sea Grant
Environmental regulations are plentiful these days, and understanding marina compliance needs is essential to inform development and renovation of marina infrastructure. Attendees will learn about the USEPA regulations that set the basis for stormwater and wastewater management at marinas, as well as the innovative practices and resources available to help marinas meet their state and federal regulatory requirements.
11:15 am – 12:15 am – Boat Rack Storage - Things to Keep in Mind, Brett Roof, Roof and Rack
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm - Lunch
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm – Failures in Marina Design; DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS, Craig Funston, Bellingham Marine Industries
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm – Designing Marina Electrical Systems for the Future, Chris Dolan, Marina Electrical Equipment         
This session will focus on future planning for marina electrical systems with a concentration on complying with the latest NEC and NFPA codes.  The session will also explore the newest emerging technologies including electric boats, and wireless monitoring and control.
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm - Break
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Harbor Protection – Gray to Green, Jack Cox, Edgewater Resources
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Incorporating Resiliency into New Facilities and Retrofit Projects, Greg Weycamp, Edgewater Resources
This session will explore a range of strategies for improving the long term resilience and durability of marine infrastructure in new projects and marina retrofits across the country.  Topics covered will include overall layout and siting strategies to minimize environmental impacts while also maximizing protection from wind and waves, equipment and materials selection for durability and life cycle cost efficiency, and incorporation of renewable energy generation and energy efficiency strategies
Day 2, Tuesday, January 30, 2024 (field trip, content, and SWOT analysis)
7:30 am- 8:00 am – Load busses
8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Field trip tour (e.g.: Bradford Marine, Bahia Mar, Las Olas and F3 Drystack)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch and return to Convention Center
1:30 pm – 3:30 – pm – Marina Tour Review and SWOT Analysis
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Course wrap-up and Q&A
4:30 pm – 5:45 pm – AMI Member Meeting and 1st time attendees’ reception
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – AMI Conference & Expo Opening Reception

University of Wisconsin will be awarding CEU certificates to all qualifying candidates - 15 CEUs issued for completion of full 2-day course.