New York Group Discusses Wharf Deepening and Strengthening


The New York ASCE Met Section's Environmental & Marine Committee held a free technical lecture on April 26, 2006 in New York City. The lecture was led by speaker Dennis Padron, P.E., and focused on Wharf Deepening and Strengthening in New York Harbor.  The presentation, which included a general discussion of factors associated with designing for deepening and strengthening wharves, highlighted the global and local stability of the wharf structure; the increased loading resulting from the larger cranes and heavier equipment operating on the wharf deck. The increased berthing impact energy that must be dissipated by the wharf mooring fittings by the mooring lines of larger vessels also included the discussion of two recent New York Harbor wharf deepening and strengthening projects.  The presentation concluded with an illustration of the planning and design of one of the world’s largest container terminals currently under construction.


For more information on the New York Met section, specifically the Environmental and Marine Committee please contact Radhi Majmudar, P.E. at 212-375-1600 or or Daniel Zarrilli, P.E. at 212-312-3774 or