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Texas COPRI Quarterly Meeting

February 12, 2019
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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HDR, Inc.
4828 Loop Central Drive, Suite 800
Houston, TX 77081-2220


  1. Texas Parks and Wildlife's Artificial Reef Program – Brooke Shipley, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department; 
  2. Constructing Artificial Reefs: A Contractor's Prespective – Maxie McGuire, Jr., Callan Marine, LTD.

When:  February 12, 2019 from 12 pm - 1:30 pm

Where:  HDR, 4828 Loop Central Drive, Suite 800, Houston, TX 77081-2220

Tickets: $25 per attendee (member and non-member) - Includes Boxed Lunch

Speaker Bios: 

  1. Brooke Shipley received her Ph.D. in Marine Sciences from the University of South Alabama.  While in graduate school she was awarded an American Fisheries Society/National Sea Grant Office fellowship pertaining to aquatic protected areas and culminating in the publication of the symposium proceedings where Brooke was the editor.  Additionally, she has been published in the Gulf of Mexico Science Journal, Fisheries, and the Journal of Information & Knowledge Management, to name a few.  She is currently employed by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department as the chief scientist for the Artificial Reef Program where she manages the biological monitoring plan.    
  2. Maxie J. McGuire, Jr. has over 32 years of diverse business, construction, and project management experience in areas of dredging, civil, marine, oil field, and military markets. He has extensive knowledge of contracts, resource management, scheduling, and cost control. He is responsible for the overall management of the business and operations of Callan Marine, providing dredging, marine construction, and construction management services. During his tenure, he has formalized the production engineering and estimating processes of the business, increased productivity and operational time of equipment, established inventory and purchasing systems, and added construction management services. He improved quality and safety processes and systems and was an integral part of construction of a new dredge. He secured long term dredging projects with 6 firms and 2 ports, doubled revenue and improved margins in 3 years.

Event Contact: Sarah Dearing, 409-762-0124, [email protected]m or Phillip Blackmar, 361-696-3311, [email protected]

Texas COPRI goals are to enhance the advancement of scientific and engineering knowledge for members engaged in sustainable development and protection of coasts, oceans, ports, waterways, and wetlands. HTX COPRI will bring added products and services to local members of ASCE and will foster communication and cooperation among our members in government, industry, and academia.

PDHs will be provided upon request.


$25.00 Member - Includes Boxed Lunch

$25.00 Non-Member - Includes Boxed Lunch


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