Book / Journal reviews

(NEW) Design and Construction of Berm Breakwaters

Although the modern design of berm breakwaters began thirty years ago, a design methodology for the structures had not been formalised. Dr Jentsje van der Meer and Sigurdur Sigurdarson fuse their 40 years of collective experience...

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INCREASED DURABILITY AND SERVICE LIFE OF NEW MARINE CONCRETE INFRASTRUCTURE

The durability of concrete structures in the marine environment is not only related to design and materials but also to construction. Thus, much of the observed durability problems on marine concrete structures can be ascribed to lack of proper quality assurance during concrete construction and poorly achieved construction quality...

DESIGN GUIDELINE BASAL REINFORCED PILED EMBANKMENTS

Design Guideline Basal Reinforced Piled Embankments provides a detailed look into the design of basal reinforced piled embankment...

VALUES OF INLAND WATERWAYS

Inland waterways have been and are being developed across the globe. They facilitate and optimise waterborne transport of freight and they also provide additional benefits such as flood alleviation or power generation.

SLURRY TRANSPORT: FUNDAMENTALS, A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW AND THE DELFT HEAD LOSS & LIMIT DEPOSIT VELOCITY FRAMEWORK

The book presents an excellent overview of slurry transport models. The author, Dr. Sape Miedema is Associate Professor Offshore & Dredging Engineering at the Dutch Delft University of Technology.

DE SCHELDE: VAN BRON TOT MONDING (THE RIVER SCHELDE: FROM SOURCE TO ESTUARY)

The Schelde is a versatile river that changes profoundly along its 360km long course from its source in the North of France to its estuary near Vlissingen in the Netherlands. The book highlights ...

DURABILITY OF GEOSYNTHETICS (REVISED EDITION)

Durability of Geosynthetics (Revised edition) provides a comprehensive overview of geosynthetics and the mechanisms by which they degrade.

THE ECOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF DEEP SAND EXTRACTION ON THE DUTCH CONTINENTAL SHELF

On the Dutch continental shelf, approximately 26 million m³ of marine sand is extracted each year and this might increase up to 40 to 85 million m³ to counteract the rise in sea-level...

CLASSIFICATION OF SOILS AND ROCKS FOR THE MARITIME DREDGING PROCESS

The updated report, “Classification of soils and rocks for the maritime dredging process” is divided into seven chapters. The introduction (Chapter 1) highlights the objectives and scope of the report...

DYNAMIC ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF OFFSHORE STRUCTURES

Dynamic Analysis and Design of Offshore Structures delves into the different types of offshore platform geometries. The book covers advanced topics on recent research on structural dynamics, ...

ANTI-SEDIMENTATION SYSTEMS FOR MARINAS AND YACHT HARBOURS

Maintenance dredging can be expensive and marinas and yacht harbours are increasingly paying higher costs to do this for their basins and approaches. The report gives an insight into focusing efforts in reducing sedimentation rates through different specifically designed schemes. The comprehensive report is also meant to give practical support to engineers and stakeholders in the industry of recreational navigation.

URBAN QUAY WALLS: MARITIME STRUCTURES

Quay walls are essential structures and since the thirteenth century countless have been built in the Netherlands in urban environments. Over time many of these quay walls have become structurally unsound and require more maintenance and revisions to ensure that they are safe. In some cases they need to be demolished and completely rebuilt.

SEDIMENT MATTERS

The book is instructive in its view on different sediment issues and highlights the latest monitoring and management concepts regarding sedimentation. Sediment Matters also showcases practical case studies and findings from operational research.

THE IMPACT OF MEGA-SHIPS

As shipping lines have continually searched for economies of scale over recent decades, container ships have continued to grow incessantly. In the past, this has contributed to decreasing maritime transport costs that facilitated global trade. However, the increase in container ship sizes and the speed with which that happens has consequences for the rest of the transport chain. These mega-ships require infrastructure adaptations and productivity levels that increase costs for port operators, port authorities and other stakeholders in the supply chain. The costs of maintenance dredging and dredging for port expansion needs to be considered – is this cost-effective and how can these costs be recouped?

THE NEW SUEZ CANAL: A CHALLENGE IN TIME

The New Suez Canal is a large photo book that shows the journey of the new Suez Canal project that was commissioned on the 5 August, 2014 by Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, with the provision that it be finished within one year. An immense logistic challenge.

BEYOND SAND & SEA: 50 YEARS OF MARITIME MASTERPIECES

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC), Beyond Sand & Sea, a limited edition book was released. It shows the last 50 years of dredging achievements as depicted through 50 iconic projects.

CONSTRUCTION AND SURVEY ACCURACIES FOR THE EXECUTION OF ROCKWORKS: Best practices from the "Maasvlakte 2" Port Expansion Project

In 2001 the booklet Construction and survey accuracies for the execution of dredging and stone dumping works’ was published.It gave a brief summary of the most important factors regarding construction and survey accuracies. The present guideline is an update of that 2001 booklet and includes a more extensive view on survey technology and on construction considerations. Both booklets are published by SBRCURnet, an independent knowledge institute for the Dutch construction sector.

MOTION CONTROL IN OFFSHORE AND DREDGING

‘Motion Control’ is used in many offshore, subsea and dredging installation. It can be described as a technological solution that is able to control motion, that is, the movement of at least one part of a mechanism relative to another. This book describes how drives of mechanisms in offshore and dredging, which can be very large, are designed and realised. It also gives a practical explanation of the way in which the different mechanisms work.

QUAY WALLS, 2nd EDITION

Produced under the supervision of CUR Committee C183 “Quay Walls” (CUR is a unique network of public and private organisations focusing on civil engineering, infrastructure, building techniques and geotechnics), this new edition – as was the first – was peer reviewed by a scientific committee comprised of many Dutch and Belgian experts.

Masterplans for the Development of existing ports

A masterplan is the key to ensuring future growth of existing ports, with two factors being crucial: how will port operations be organised and how will investments be financed. The report provides guidelines for the preparation and application of port masterplans...

The Delft Sand, Clay & Rock Cutting Model

This major publication in dredging technology gives an overview of cutting theories for the cutting of sand, clay and rock as applied in dredging engineering. In dredging, trenching, (deep-sea) mining, drilling, tunnel boring and...

Cross Culture Work: practices of collaboration in the Panama Canal expansion program

Anyone who has ever worked on a largescale project ‘abroad’ knows that you can feel as though you are caught in the Tower of Babel. Not only can languages be a barrier, but cultures, priorities and attitudes toward organisational hierarchies differ ...

Giants on the Thornton Bank: wind energy for the future

Meeting European Union guidelines for reducing CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions is an enormous challenge. One approach to achieving…

Dragado por el desarrollo (Dredging for development)

A clear, concise introduction to the complex field of dredging, published in English in 2010 by the International Association of Dredging Companies in co-operation with the International Association of Ports & Harbors has now been released in Spanish. The book…

Sustainable ports: a guide for port authorities

Ports are central points or hubs in the transport network and their industrial and business areas add value to the transported goods. Increasingly, they are also centres of energy production – and consumption – and ports of departure for the offshore industry. This report…

Countries in transition (CiT): coastal erosion mitigation guidelines

Countries in Transition are defined here as countries having little or no experience with coastal management. Although developing countries often belong to the CiT category, a CiT is not the same…

Adverse physical conditions & the experienced contractor

When it comes to planning and executing a major dredging project, innumerable people participate: project engineers, researchers, tender coordinators, safety managers, legal advisors and onwards. When these experts ...

Construir con la naturaliza (Building with nature)

EcoShape is a consortium of private sector partners, government agencies and knowledge institutes who have joined together to use their expertise to tackle the challenges of urbanisation, economic development, ...

Navigation structures: their role within flood defence systems – resilience and performance under overloading conditions

Past examples of flood defence systems indicate that some structural flood control systems may have exacerbated – rather than reduced – the amount of damage from flooding, for example, when levees create a false sense of security that leads to over-development in floodplains. …

Initial assessment of environmental effects of navigation and infrastructure projects

This EnviCom Working Group 143 report provides guidance for conducting an initial assessment of environmental effects of navigation and infrastructure projects. It is largely a planning-based activity that establishes the project scope and objectives; gathers existing information needed to perform the assessment; develops …

Design of lock gates for ship collision

Current practice for the design of lock gates and approach structures is a relatively standard activity for a suitably experienced engineering company if the design requirements and the load cases are clearly specified. Relevant, robust, reliable and effective software is available to assess the strength …

Diques de Abrigo

Puertos del Estado de España is a public body under the Ministry for
Development that controls the effectiveness of the 28 port authorities
in the Spanish ports system...

Injection Dredging (PIANC REPORT N° 120)

Thoroughly researched and vetted by PIANC’s Maritime Navigation Commission (MarCom), Report 120 Injection Dredging introduces a “young” dredging...

Maritime Transport and the Climate Change Challenge

In recent times, the role of maritime transport in the globalisation of
the world’s economy has grown significantly. At...

Building with Nature

Beginning with an Introduction by Wim Kuiken, The Netherlands Commissioner for the Delta Programme, this compact book gives a clear explanation...

175 Ideas on the Future of the Fehmarnbelt Region

The very essence of Fehmarnbelt Days 2012 held in Hamburg and
Lübeck, Germany in September 2012 is now available...

Hydraulic Fill Manual: For Dredging and Reclamation Works

Planning, designing and constructing a land reclamation using hydraulic fill is a subject that has long been...

Lunar Landscapes – Maasvlakte 2

The Port of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe, and after Shanghai and Singapore, the largest in the world. With 2,000 hectares...

Dredging in Figures 2011

According to Dredging in Figures, the drivers of dredging have developed favourably, though moderately, over the...
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