Design and Reliability of Offshore Geo-Structures

Learning Programs

SUT Course Design and Reliability of Offshore Geo-StructuresOne-Day Short Course
Monday, August 21, 2017 8:00am-5:00pm


Risk management is an important skill needed throughout all aspects of geotechnical engineering. Most decisions need to be made without knowing for certain how the decision will play out, introducing risk and making it difficult to communicate those decisions to stakeholders such as owners, regulatory agencies and the public. This course will provide practical tools to make, analyze and communicate risk-based decisions. It will incorporate case histories and audience participation.

Course Topics

Design of Shallow and Deep Foundations
LRFD with Emphasis in Offshore Geo-Structures
Decision Analysis
Random Variables
Reliability-Based Design
Value of Information Analysis
Risk Communication.


Bob Gilbert - The University of Texas at Austin.
Zenon Medina-Cetina – Texas A&M at College Station
Farrokh Nadim – NGI Oslo
Jack Templeton – SAGE USA
Amir Rahim – NGI Houston

Technical program


Topic Presenter Affiliation Time
Design of Shallow and Deep Foundations/Anchors Amir Rahim NGI 8.00-8.45
LRFD with Emphasis in Offshore Structures Jack Templeton SAGE USA 8.45-9.30
Risk-Based Decision Making Bob Gilbert UT Austin 9.30-10.30
Break     10.30-10.45
Random Variables Zenon Medina-Cetina Texas A&M 10.45-11.45
Discussion Zenon Medina-Cetina Texas A&M 11.45-12.00
Lunch     12.00-13.00
Reliability-Based Design Farrokh Nadim NGI 13.00-15.00
Break     15.00-15.15
Value of Information Analysis Bob Gilbert UT Austin 15.15-16.15
Risk Communication Bob Gilbert UT Austin 16.15-16.45
Discussion Bob Gilbert UT Austin 16.45-17.00

Register Now

Design and Reliability of Offshore Geo-Structures


UT3 Issue Two 2018

UT3 is the online magazine of the Society for Underwater Technology. It is a new single authoritative source on subsea engineering for those that do not have time to look at the various subsea news sites.

SUT Houston on Facebook SUT Houston on Twitter SUT Houston on Linkedin