Interview: Mark van Koningsveld ‘If you focus on primary objectives only, then you will pay in sustainability’
Mark van Koningsveld’s quest for a sustainable dredging industry takes to the front of the classroom as he begins his new role as professor of Ports & Waterways at TU Delft.
Interview: Tiedo Vellinga – ‘There should be a shift in the way of thinking about designing infrastructure’
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.
Using Subsurface 3D Modelling for Planning Waterfront Construction in Archaeologically Sensitive Areas
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.