September 23, 2016

ACOPNE and Collins Engineers, Inc. congratulate Laurence Emsley on being selected to serve as President-Elect for the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE). The time frame of the appointment runs from October 2016 through September 2017. Emsley will then serve as ACOPNE President from October 2017 through September 2018.

Laurence Emsley, PMP, D.PE, P.E., P. Eng., is Collins’ Project Lead for Marine and Energy services and is based in Houston. He has been with Collins for over 4½ years. With almost 50 years of experience, Mr. Emsley has significant experience working on large-scale port facilities; and offshore oil and gas, transportation, nuclear, and chemical facilities. He was also a member of PIANC’s Working Group 135 which produced the report “Design Principles for Small and Medium Marine Container Terminals.”

The Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port and Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE) is an elite group composed of nearly 200 Diplomates who have at least fifteen years of experience, a master’s degree, and the approval of the trustees to become eligible for Board Certification. The Academy is a way to recognize engineers who have a special knowledge and experience in the fields of civil engineering that compose ACOPNE: coastal engineering, ocean engineering, port engineering, and navigation engineering. ACOPNE is associated with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and ASCE’s Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI).

Collins Engineers, Inc. is an ENR Top 500 Design Firm and provides engineering services in the transportation, land development, marine, and construction industries. Founded in 1979 and specializing in underwater engineering projects staffed by engineer-divers, the 200-person firm has twenty-four offices nationwide. Collins’ engineers are on the project from start to finish, from the initial on-site inspection to the design of repairs; from providing construction administration to following up with construction inspection. Continually on the leading edge of standards and methodology, Collins strives to provide innovative engineering solutions to complex problems, with realistic, honest answers.

ACOPNE thanks Kate Heringhaus of Collins Engineers, Inc. for this story.