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Projects and Current Events

Below are a few of the projects and topics in which Shore Consulting Group is currently engaged or has been engaged:

Recent Projects

Northern Neck Shallow Draft Dredging Plan

Project Management Support for Shallow Draft Dredging Projects

Maintenance Dredging of the Public Boat Ramp at Mill Creek Landing, Middlesex County, VA

Northern Neck Shallow Draft Navigation and Sediment Management Implementation Plan

Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Expansion Project Section 408 Evaluation

10 Misconceptions about the NFIP and Repetitive Loss Properties

Middle Peninsula Local Government Dredging Plan

Shallowbag Bay Dredging Plan


NFIP/CRS Update Newsletter

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to revolutionize civil works business practices

Revolutionize USACE Civil Works Partner Session

White Paper: NFIP Community Rating System

Current Events

On Wednesday, June 26, 2024, participated in a webinar entitled The Labor Curve: The Impact of Labor Planning on Productivity. The webinar was sponsored by Engineering News Record and described common productivity killers and how to improve labor productivity through better labor planning with a team approach. Key areas of discussion focused on productivity factors to include overtime, overmanning, turnover, absenteeism and manpower shortages. Mr. Ryan Meitl, CEO of RIVET Work, led the discussion.

On Wednesday, June 26, 2024, participated in a webinar entitled Beyond Blueprints: Leveraging Data for Design and Construction Excellence. The webinar was sponsored by Egnyte and explored the evolution of data storage and its implications for the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry. Speakers included Mr. Diego Alves, Project Manager at PCL, Mr. Satyan Verma, Construction Practice Leader at Engyte, and Mr. Demetrios Gianniris, Associate Principal and Head of Operations and Technology at MG Engineering.

On May 21, 2024 participated in an overview of the U.S. Housing Market. Dr. Robert Dietz, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Economics and Housing Policy for the National Association of Home Builders, provided insights onĀ housing market analysis, economic forecasting and industry surveys, and housing policy research, each of which are important considerations for water resources infrastructure development.

On Wednesday, January 31, 2024 participated in a 2024 Construction Forecast webinar. The webinar was sponsored by the Engineering News Record and detailed how forecasters see construction markets developing in 2024 as the industry faces materials and workforce challenges. Alex Carrick, Chief Economist at Construct Connect and Ken Simonson, Chief Economist at Associated General Contractors of America shared their views on the market prospects for the industry both nationally and regionally.

On Tuesday, January 30, 2024 participated in a webinar sponsored by InEight entitled ā€œNavigating the Unpredictable: Mastering Uncertainty in Project Controlsā€. Brad Barth, Chief Product Officer and John Upton, Vice President of Control at InEight, discussed techniques that can help balance scope, cost, and schedule. To include; Aligning risk analysis across scope, cost and schedule, Steering clear of common pitfalls when enhancing project controls and Overcoming the challenges of integrating risk management.

On Thursday, January 25, 2024 participated in a joint event of the Design Build Institute of America (Hampton Roads Chapter) & Coastal Virginia Adaptation & Resilience Consortium entitled ā€œCurrent and Planned Adaptation & Resilience Projects in Coastal Virginiaā€. The cities of Hampton, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach, VA and the United States Army Corps of Engineers highlighted current and planned adaptation and resilience work in the Hampton Roads region.

On Wednesday, January 17, 2024 participated in a regional event sponsored by the Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) Roundtable entitled ā€œPlanning for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed of the Futureā€. The CRC is a non-profit [501(c)(3)] association of seven research and education institutions around the Chesapeake Bay region. Each of its members has a long history of research within the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed, using science to inform management, and training the workforce for science-based management. CRC fully enables its member institutions and the broader scientific community in the region to inspire and implement solutions to the understanding and management of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed, by defining, coordinating, and disseminating the research and education needed for its science-based management. The event featured presentations by Peter Claggett, Research Geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey and Eric Leshinsky, Chief of Comprehensive Planning for the City of Annapolis, MD.

On November 7, 2023 participated in the webinar entitled ā€œReinventing Construction through Location Intelligenceā€. The webinar was hosted by the Engineering News Record. In construction, where everything is spatial, location technology is not just gaining prominenceā€”itā€™s redefining the industry with streamlined and safer operations, increased efficiency, and more sustainable and environmentally compliant construction. Through engaging presentations and a panel discussion, the webinar presented decision-makers and project leads across construction with information on how industry is applying GIS (Geographic Information Systems) technology, with its data-driven insights and visualization capabilities, to provide a roadmap for sustainable construction.

On September 27, 2023 participated in the webinar entitled ā€œVital Lessons Learned from Highly Innovative Sustainable Projectsā€.  The webinar was hosted by the Engineering News Record and sponsored by AUTODESK Construction Cloud. Best practices for several recent construction projects were provided by representatives from HOK Global, Seres Regis Group of Northern California and Davies-Crooks Associates.  

On January 25, 2023 attended the ā€œCurrent and Planned Adaptation and Resilience Projects Panel Discussion”.  This event was sponsored by the CoVA Adaptation and Resilience Consortium and the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) in Virginia Beach, VA. Representatives from the cities of Hampton, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach described their coastal storm risk management programs to include a number of structural and non-structural projects in the planning, design and construction phases.

Participated in the Engineering News Record webinar on January 26, 2023 entitled ā€œ2023 Construction Forecastā€ which addressed how forecasters see construction markets developing in 2023 as the industry faces materials and workforce challenges. Forecasters shared their views on the market prospects for the industry both nationally and regionally.

Participated in Small Business Resilience Training for the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck of of Virginia held at the Rappahannock Community College, Warsaw Campus, on January 23, 2023. The training, using the Coastal Virginia Small Business Self-Assessment and Guide, focused on business planning, emergency and disaster planning, human resources and staff, and insurance protection.

Participated in the Norfolk District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) City of Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Industry Day on January 19, 2023. The event provided an opportunity for Large and Small Business contractors to learn about the upcoming construction project. The event included presentations encompassing overview briefs of the CSRM MATOC contract followed by a live Q&A session.

On November 3, 2022 participated in an educational outreach to 4th and 7th grade students in the Town of Urbanna, VA in support of the Coastal Virginia (CoVA) Adaptation and Resilience and Fight the Flood program. The outreach was part of the annual Oyster Festival Education Day where students from area schools take their learning out of the classroom and have the opportunity to immerse themselves in hands-on activities relevant to the community in which they reside, as described below:

On October 13, 2022 participated in a presentation by John Englander entitled ā€œRising Sea Level: Facts and Fictionā€ at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, as described below:

On September 19, 2022 joined the Coastal Resilience and Adaptation Economy Consortium as a member of the Infrastructure Investment Opportunities Working Group. The launching of a Coastal Resilience and Adaptation Economy initiative targets entrepreneurial and business accelerator activities in an emerging economy, meeting an expanding global market for rural, suburban, and urban solutions to increased flooding, erosion, coastal hazards, and sea level rise.

On September 15, 2022 participated in and provided comments to the Coastal Virginia Adaptation & Resilience Consortium sponsored presentation entitled ā€œThe Projected Economic Impacts of Future Sea Level Rise and Recurrent Flooding in Coastal Virginiaā€œ symposium held at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. A recording of the event, including the question and answer period, follows:

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