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Seawalls play a vital role in controlling changes of coastline caused by marine erosion and deposition. Rising sea levels world-wide can only increase the importance of these coastal defences. Their design is a rapidly developing science in which standardised solutions are often inappropriate, owing to the multiplicity of factors involved and the site-specific nature of each project. This book guides the reader through all aspects of seawall design, including: Their role within an overall coastal management policy, including their relation to other coastal defence options. Problem definition, project planning, data collection and interpretation. Conceptual and detailed design. Design for construction and maintenance. Materials. Financial and economic considerations.
CIRIA was formerly known as the Construction Industry Research and Information Association. They are a member-based research and information organisation who publish reports and technical papers covering building and civil engineering as well as transport and utilities infrastructure.
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