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Coastal defence

Author: Alan Brampton; Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)
Publisher: London : Thomas Telford, 2002.
Series: ICE design and practice guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The whole task of planning, designing, building and managing coastal defences in a cost-effective, environmentally acceptable and sustainable manner is a complicated. This book deals with this  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Coastal defence.
London : Thomas Telford, 2002
(OCoLC)606650599
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Brampton; Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)
ISBN: 0727730053 9780727730053
OCLC Number: 49045318
Description: 104 pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm.
Contents: COASTAL DEFENCES * History and background * Coastal defences - who builds them * Coastal zone management * A strategic approach to coastal defence COASTLINE PROCESSES * Waves * Tides * Coastline changes * Changes on open coasts * Estuarial coastline changesREVIEW OF COASTAL DEFENCE TECHNIQUES * Introudction * Linear defences * Introudction * Embankments * Revetments * Seawalls * Beach Management * Beach recharge * Beach recycling and bypassing * Beach control structures * Groynes * Breakwaters * Sills * Dune stabilisation methods * Estuarial coastal defences * Surge and tidal barriers * Satmarsh management * Cliff StabilisationSTEPS REQUIRED IN CHOOSING COSTAL DEFENCE OPTIONS * Introduction * Data gathering * Introduction * Collection of data on physical processes and characteristics * Data on benefits and costs * Data on environmental constraints and opportunities * Studying the 'non-intervention' option * Assessing hydrodynamics and sediment transport rates * Assessing existing defences * Predicting future changes in the coastline and standards of defence * Preliminary economic evaluation * Preliminary environmental appraisal * Preliminary public consultation * Assessing coastal defence optionsCHOOSING A PREFERRED OPTION * Technical appraisal * Introduction * Functional effectiveness * Durability and residual life * Sustainability * Constructability * Economic Appraisal * Introduction * Present values/discounting * Costs * Benefits * Economic comparision of options * Enviornmental appraisal * Background and need for environmental appraisal * Scoping * Environmental surveys * Impact identification and evaluation * Mitigation, compensation and enhancement * RiskDESIGN DEVELOPMENT * Introduction * Mathematical modelling * Physical modelling * Scheme promotion and approvalPRACTICALITIES OF COASTAL DEFENCE CONSTRUCTION * Access and delivery/storage of materials * Tidal restrictions * Seasonal and phased construction * Seasonal working * Phased construction * Planning and environmental considerations * Construction plant and methods * Measurement and detailing * Construction risks * Construction supervisionPOST PROJECT MONITORING, MAINTENANCE AND APPRAISAL * Introduction * Construction appraisal * Monitoring the condition of defences * Maintenance * Evaluation of defence performance * Environmental monitoring * Post-project appraisal * Data storage, sharing and future use
Series Title: ICE design and practice guides.
Responsibility: edited by Alan Brampton.
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