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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District's Coastal Program in New Jersey

  • 14 Jun 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor Planning Commission Conference Room, Philadelphia, PA
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District's Coastal Program in New Jersey


Ken Goldberg, PE

Chief of Technical Support Branch - Operations Division

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District



In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District worked to restore existing dune and berm projects along the New Jersey and Delaware coastlines; dredged federal navigation channels; and repaired seawalls and jetties. Since the storm, the District has worked closely with the state of New Jersey to construct dune and berm projects that were not yet built when the storm hit. These areas include parts of Long Beach Island, Absecon Island, and Northern Ocean County, N.J. Beachfill construction was completed on Long Beach Island in November of 2016 and work is expected to begin in April of 2017 on Absecon Island. The Northern Ocean County project is expected to start in July of 2017 and represents one of the largest SINGLE beachfill contracts in USACE history.  Discussion to provide some history of the regional coastal environment and past coastal storm damage reduction efforts and include a summary of the work performed by USACE and the states of New Jersey and Delaware performed by a wide array of federal contractors.



Speaker Bio: 


Kenneth Goldberg is Chief of the Technical Support Branch of the Operations Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District; in charge of construction management for approximately 470 miles of navigation channels, five multi-purpose dams in upstate Pennsylvania and five high level bridges over the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Goldberg served as the Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management and various positions in the District’s Operations Division and the USACE Marine Design Center.  He also served as Resident Engineer on US foreign military construction of bases/facilities for the Israel Defense Forces and was the USACE liaison to the port authority of NY/NJ during the construction of that region’s 45' navigation channel (now further deepened to 50').

Mr. Goldberg earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1988.  Mr. Goldberg is a Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania; a registered Project Management Professional and a registered Certified Energy Manager.



This seminar does qualify for 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH). A Certificate of Attendance will be available on site for AWRA-PMAS members only. The meeting price for non-members who wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance for the PDH is $10.00 ($3.00 for meeting + $7.00 for certificate). 


Please note: all lunch orders will close by noon on the day before the presentation. In addition, all lunch orders will need to be paid for online by this time. We are unable to refund the cost of lunch or meeting fees because they are paid ahead of time based on number of registrations.


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