Tim Mason, P.E., (Florida) and Heath Hansell, P.E., (South Carolina) will present at the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) Conference & Expo at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 30 through February 1, 2023.

Tim will present “Which Waves Are Worse?” in a joint session with Dewberry’s Coastal Project Engineer Tyler Hackett, P.E., W.E.D.G., on January 31 at 10:30 a.m. EST. Heath will present “Marina Design Assumptions and Operational Policies” in a joint session with Island Global Yachting (IGY) Marinas’ General Manager Michael Revier on February 1 at 11:00 a.m. EST.

Tim is a Senior Principal Engineer with ATM, a Geosyntec Company, with more than 29 years of experience focused on coastal and waterfront engineering, development, and management projects. His experience includes all phases of project implementation from planning and feasibility to permitting, design, and construction phase support.

Heath is a Senior Coastal and Waterfront Engineer with ATM and has more than 10 years of experience in the coastal, marine, and waterfront engineering industry. He addresses feasibility, planning, design, permitting, construction, and monitoring of marine projects and regularly works with interdisciplinary teams to integrate upland components with coastal and waterfront elements.

The AMI Conference & Expo is a marina and boatyard conference geared toward marina and boatyard owners, operators, and managers as well as dockmasters, harbormasters, boat builders and repairers, developers, engineers, designers and industry consultants. Its mission is to offer a place where marina industry professionals and leaders will receive education and training for personal and professional growth, provide access to suppliers that service the industry, and connect industry professionals to discuss business and trends.

The conference is produced by AMI, a nonprofit membership organization that serves the needs of the marina industry. AMI offers its members access to business solutions, educational services, news and publications, and research results; it also represents the marina industry at the national level on related legislative and regulatory issues.

Presentation Information:

Topic: “Which Waves Are Worse?”

Speakers: Tim Mason, P.E., ATM, a Geosyntec Company

Date/Time: January 31 at 10:30 a.m. EST

Abstract: “Which Wave is Worse?” will provide an overview about the range of wave conditions that may impact a waterfront facility. This range not only includes different return period level events (e.g., the 50-year or 100-year storm) but a spectrum of potential wave conditions that may occur. In addition, boat wakes and swell may also occur at certain sites, with different characteristics than the storm waves. Many facility owners, operators, and even contractors and designers may be unaware of the importance these different types of waves in planning, designing, and operating a waterfront facility. Additionally, this session will provide an overview of the issues and the key takeaways for owners, operators, and designers to consider.

Topic: Marina Design Assumptions and Operational Policies

Speakers: Heath Hansell, P.E., ATM a Geosyntec Company

Date/Time: February 1 at 11:00 a.m. EST

Abstract: This session will discuss the development of marina design and engineering criteria based on operational protocol assumptions of owners/operators during planning and will include topics such as anticipated vessel sizes and berthing configurations, occupancy percentages, design storms and evacuation criteria, large vessel thresholds, and more. How these decisions affect design, construction, and project cost will be discussed. Based on the design criteria, material warranties, insurance requirements, and other factors, what are the operational policies for the facility? Are these assumptions and procedures clear to the owner and managers? What about future operators or slip lease holders? Does a single governing design criteria document survive after a project is built, and is it used to guide marina operational policies? What happens if/when we push the limits? If a facility is overloaded beyond the design criteria, was that design assumption the right one to begin with? What happens if the worst happens? These questions and more will be answered and discussed, including example situations, lessons learned, and recommendations.

More Information:

About the conference: https://marinaassociation.org/conferenceandexpowhy

For the conference’s program: https://marinaassociation.org/amiconferenceandexpo2023agenda

About AMI: https://marinaassociation.org/

For consultation regarding coastal, marine and waterfront engineering, contact Tim at tmason@appliedtm.com and Heath at hhansell@appliedtm.com.

Learn more about Tim: https://geosyntec.com/people/tim-mason

Learn more about Heath: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heath-hansell-p-e-7ab16637/