- 23 May 2017
- 11:45 - 12:45
IHE Delft Alumni Online Seminars are designed as a means of providing lifelong learning to the Institute alumni community. Since the topics will be of interest to a broader audience, they are open to all interested persons. The Online Seminars are like interactive lectures transmitted over the web, with a duration of one hour including time for discussion.
The expanded Panama Canal was opened to maritime traffic on 26 June 2016. There are many documentaries and presentations available featuring both the global impact on seaborne trade and the engineering challenges inherent to the construction of this brand new mega-structure.
Nevertheless, this presentation “Panama Canal Expansion: Building the future, honouring the past seeks to share knowledge and add value by showing also: the paramount importance of Chagres River basin development; the engineering solutions for the original Panama Canal; insights from the actual construction of the new set of locks and an illustrative, yet brief and concise comparison between the main technical features of both the original and the new Panama Canal.
About the Speaker
Mr. Oscar Soto Reyes is a civil engineer graduated from the Technological University of Panama who holds an MSc degree in Management of Logistics and Transportation from Chalmers University of Technology, in Gothenburg Sweden. Has very recently obtained his second MSc degree, in Coastal Engineering and Port Development, from UNESCO-IHE Delft, now IHE Delft. Oscar has 15 years of experience in both the governmental and private sectors, as well as in the fields of inspection, consultancy and management of construction contracts.Oscar has worked for the Panama Canal Authority since year 2009, firstly as Resident Civil Engineer, Quality Assurance Engineer and Site Coordinator for the construction of the 'Third Set of Locks of the Panama Canal' and later as Supervisor Civil Engineer for the construction of the 'Third Bridge over the Panama Canal', both projects on the Atlantic side of the Canal.
Alumni Online Seminars are designed as a means of providing lifelong learning to the Institute alumni community. Since the topics will be of interest to a broader audience, they are also open to all interested persons, so please share this information with your colleagues.
The Online Seminars are like interactive lectures transmitted over the web, with a duration of one hour including time for discussion. The events are free of charge. Please register to participate using the following link. Find below the information about the seminar and guidelines to follow the event.
Entering the alumni meeting room
The IHE Delft Alumni Online Seminar takes place in a virtual meeting room. Entering the meeting room goes as follows:
1) Copy the following link to your browser: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/alumniseminar.
2) Enter as a guest
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Join the game using Kahoot
During this seminar will be made use of the Kahoot. If you would like to participate in the game, please go to the following link and enter the game pin, that will be provided during the online seminar. it is also possible to download the Kahoot app.