State-of-the-Art of Designing and Constructing Berm Breakwaters
State-of-the-Art of Designing and Constructing Berm Breakwaters

2003, softcover, 58 pp., PIANC, ISBN: 2-87223-138-2 Up-to-date information on the design and construction of berm breakwaters. Manuals and guidelines for different types of breakwaters and coastal structures have been issued before this time, e.g. the Shore Protection Manual (1984), CIRIA/CUR (1991), CUR (1995), and PIANC (1992). The types of breakwaters treated in these manuals […]

Breakwater Rehabilitation Project at the Port of Poti, Georgia
Breakwater Rehabilitation Project at the Port of Poti, Georgia

Finally, after 200 years, the breakwater at Poti on the Black Sea has been repaired in a way that will reduce the need for maintenance and limit the port’s down-time.

Case Study: Design of Palm Island No. 1 Dubai
Case Study: Design of Palm Island No. 1 Dubai

Overtopping and stability were the two main challenges to designing the crescent shaped breakwater protecting the man-made Palm Island.

Introduction of the Xbloc® Breakwater Armour Unit
Introduction of the Xbloc® Breakwater Armour Unit

A new, six-sided concrete armour unit provides a cost-effective solution for the age-old challenge of protecting harbours and the shorelines from severe wave action.

Ennore Breakwater Construction
Ennore Breakwater Construction

Monsoons at Ennore on the eastern coast of India are a problem. Part of building the new port was the construction of two breakwaters to protect the harbour against waves and sedimentation, for which a new method of compaction was developed.