This course is of particular interest to clients, consultants, planning and consenting authorities, environmental advisors, contractors and civil, geotechnical, hydraulic and coastal engineers involved in dredging and land reclamation projects.
Hydraulic fill is the basis, the essential ingredient, for all land reclamation projects, for port expansion and airport platforms, for residential and industrial development, and many other major infrastructure plans. To fully understand the most important elements of land reclamation (planning, design, data collection, legal and contractual aspects) a comprehensive reference work, Hydraulic Fill Manual, has recently been published. For the first time, a rational, transparent volume is available to explain the intricacies of hydraulic fill.
For following this course some background knowledge in geotechnical engineering is required.
Based on the book’s enthusiastic reception, the editor, Mr. Jan van ‘t Hoff (Van ‘t Hoff Consultancy) and author/reviewer, Mr. Patrick Mengé, Senior Geotechnical Engineer (DEME – Dredging International) presented a webinar to introduce the iterative process applied to achieving an optimal design and realistic, cost-effective choices for reclamation projects.