April 2018

Dredging the Mighty Fraser River

Organized by the Sea to Sky Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. For more information and space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you!
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM–9:00 PM
Location: Holiday Inn and Suites - 700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Tino Isola
Vice President,  Dredging and Surveys
Fraser River Pile & Dredge 
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)

Members and guests who register online: $40.00 + GST = $42.00

Members and guests who register at the door: $45.00 + GST = $47.25

EIT or GIT members: $25.00 + GST = $26.25

Student Members: $20.00 + GST = $21.00

Note: Registration at the door is available space permitting.

Contact: Vadim Airiants, P. Eng.
Past Chair, Sea to Sky Branch
[email protected]

Brent Lyon, P.Eng.
Chair, Sea to Sky Branch
[email protected]
Note: In order for us to best predict our catering needs, please register online by noon on Apr. 17, 2018.
Did you know that every year the Fraser River deposits about 32 million cubic meters of sediment into the Strait of Georgia? As well, about 4 million cubic meters of sediment is dredged from the deep-sea channel to ensure safe passage for ocean going vessels. Come join us for our upcoming dinner presentation and hear a dredging contractor's perspective of providing a deep-sea channel to ensure safe passage.

The topics being covered as part of the presentation will include:

  • The uniqueness of the Fraser River freshet.
  • When, where, and how maintenance dredging occurs, and
  • The challenges of dredging the deep-sea channel.


  • 5:30 PM–6:00 PM: Registration, social networking, and cash bar
  • 6:00 PM–6:15 PM: Announcements and introductions
  • 6:15 PM–7:00 PM: Buffet dinner, dessert, coffee and tea, and cash bar
  • 7:00 PM–8:00 PM: Presentation
  • 8:00 PM–8:30 PM: Q&A and Discussion
  • 9:00 PM: Closing

About the Speaker

Tino Isola is the Vice President of Dredging and Surveys at Fraser River Pile & Dredge in New Westminster.

In 1989, Tino graduated with a diploma of technology in civil engineering from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and has worked in the dredging industry for 30 years. During his tenure at FRPD he has been involved in all aspects of the dredging program from hydrographic surveying, dredging navigation systems, estimating, and project management.

Tino is very proud to be a long serving employee with FRPD and was privileged to being part of the team to win two major long-term contract awards of the channel maintenance dredging program. The first being 1999 lasting to 2012, and then the current contract starting in 2012 and running through to 2022 and possibly longer. In addition to the Fraser River channel maintenance work, Tino was also involved in the Deltaport expansion projects, and many of the larger sand supply projects in the Lower Mainland.


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