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Engineering and Design of Military Ports

COURSE NO: B07-004
COURSE PROVIDER: Robert Steelhammer, P.E.
Engineering and Design of Military Ports
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course establishes criteria for the guidance of Corps of Engineers personnel in the planning and design of proposed military ports.


This course provides information on the engineering and design of military ports that include site selection and evaluation, layout of harbor facilities, coastal protection methods, pier and wharf layout and design, fender systems, mooring devices, dockside utilities, and cargo handling facilities. Based on current trends in the shipping industry, it is anticipated that up to 90 percent of all cargo arriving in future Theaters of Operation (TO) will be by containers. Therefore, basic considerations in container terminal design, storage and marshalling areas, and container handling facilities are also included in this course.


This 7 PDH online course is applicable to civil, mechanical, and control systems engineers, design and construction personnel, technical staff and facility operators who are interested in gaining a better understanding of how military ports are designed.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning how port sites are selected and how harbor facilities are laid out
  • Familiarizing with live load and structural requirements
  • Familiarizing with the layout of piers and wharves
  • Gaining a general overview on dockside facilities required for ship service and on Cargo handling facility requirements for military ports and on container ports
  • Understanding coastal protection methods
  • Understanding fender systems and mooring devices
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "Engineering and Design of Military Ports”, which is based on the Department of the Army publication “Engineering and Design of the Military Ports” document number TM 5-850-1.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty-five (35) questions to earn 7 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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