The book Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure gives state-of-the-art guidance on how to design, implement and manage a water infrastructure project with a dredging component to project owners, regulators, consultants, designers and contractors.
A newly appointed Professor Emeritus at TU Delft and former project manager at the Port of Rotterdam Authority, Tiedo Vellinga discusses his role as a bridge between academia and practice and its impact on the direction of port development.
A paradigm shift is being increasingly embraced within the dredging industry. The traditional engineering approach is becoming a holistic approach in which the ecosystem is leading and values for people, profit and planet are integrated in an interdisciplinary manner.
Insufficient, inaccurate and irrelevant data about bed material can lead to unwanted surprises, whereas early advice from contractors and specialist consultants and adequate testing and sampling early on can offer cost-savings down the road.
By showing existing historic conditions with utmost clarity, comprehensible to all stakeholders and parties, subsurface 3D modelling leads to the collaborative communication necessary for beneficial project planning.