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The "EAU 2012" takes into account the new generation of standards, which is shortly to be introduced into the building control system; it consists of Eurocode 7, the associated national application documents and additional national regulations (DIN 1054:2010). In certain cases, partial safety factors are determined differently based on experience in practice. This means that the safety standard of sea and port buildings remains in place; the recommendations nevertheless satisfy the requirements for international recognition and application regarding the planning, design, specification, tender procedure, construction and monitoring, as well as the handover of - and cost accounting for - port and waterway systems under uniform criteria.
Now in its fourth edition, Port Designer's Handbook is the definitive guide to the layout, design and construction of harbours and port structures. Fully in line with the latest PIANC recommendations, this book covers all aspects of port planning and design from the impact of natural conditions on harbours, to health and safety, and the maintenance and repair of port structures as well as channel and harbour basins. . Particular attention is given to the impact from ships, including berthing requirements, ship dimension tables and container terminals. This fully revised edition has also seen the material updated to provide coverage of - new design and construction methods of the quay structures - floating berth structures for large vessels - detailed evaluation of the necessary mooring system - evaluation of the bollard system and layout - new design and evaluation of the fender system according to the new PIANC recommendation - concrete in port structures - and much more. With an intuitive layout where the reader can easily find information on practical construction methods, Carl A. Thoresen's guide is an essential purchase for all practicing port and harbour engineers, designers and contractors, as well as students new to this continually developing area.
Do you remember the docks? In its heyday, the Port of London was the biggest in the world. It was a sprawling network of quays, wharves, canals and basins, providing employment for over 100,000 people. From the dockworker to the prostitute, the Romans to the Republic of the Isle of Dogs, London's docklands have always been a key part of the city. But it wasn't to last. They might have recovered from the devastating bombing raids of the Second World War - but it was the advent of the container ships, too big to fit down the Thames, that would sound the final death knell. Over 150,000 men lost their jobs, whole industries disappeared, and the docks gradually turned to wasteland. In London's Docklands: A History of the Lost Quarter, best-selling historian Fiona Rule ensures that, though the docklands may be all but gone, they will not be forgotten.
The history of the Clyde and the great ships that were built there is well known. Less familiar and equally important, however, is the story of how the great river was made suitable for shipping. The dredging of the Clyde and the building of the great docks and quays that line it to this day remain some of the most impressive engineering feats of the industrial revolution. From prehistoric times to the twentieth century, John Riddell explores fully this fascinating saga, the great monuments of which still define the city of Glasgow and the towns on the banks of the Clyde. At the same time The Clyde is also the story of the extraordinary plans and proposals that were never realised; schemes which stand as a testament to the power and wealth of Britain's Second City during its Victorian and Edwardian heyday.
Expert coverage of ASCE 7-16-compliant, wind-resistant engineering methods for safer, sounder low-rise and standard multi-story buildings Using the hands-on information contained in this comprehensive engineering guide you will be able to design and construct safer buildings that will better withstand extreme wind forces. Written by a recognized structural design expert, the book explains the general concepts and principles involved in the design of buildings and structures for wind forces. Structural systems used to resist wind forces are outlined and explained, in the context of both low-rise and high-rise buildings. Building Design for Wind Forces provides easy-to-follow summaries of complex ASCE 7-16 wind load provisions and shows how to apply the corresponding design procedures using practical examples. A detailed discussion of typical structural damage caused by extreme wind events such as hurricanes and tornadoes is presented along with design recommendations. Current wind engineering activities and recent research developments are discussed, and a general overview of wind tunnel procedures and an introduction to the concept of database-assisted design (DAD) is provided. Building Design for Wind Forces covers:*Wind forces and wind effects on buildings and structures*Wind load provisions of the ASCE 7-16 standard*Damage to structures caused by extreme wind events*Wind engineering activities and research trends*Structural systems for lateral loads*Tall buildings*Wind design procedures and wind load parameters*Wind loads on the Main Wind Force Resisting System (MWFRS)*Wind loads on Components and Cladding (C&C)*Wind loads on building appurtenances and other structures*Wind tunnels and the wind tunnel procedure*Database-assisted design (DAD)
Are the nation's ports adequate for our present and future needs? This volume points out that no significant new deep-water construction has occurred for a decade, and provides the information and analysis needed to goad the ports and the federal government into action. The book asks three questions: Is additional port construction and maintenance dredging needed now or over the next 20 years? What would prevent dredging if it is needed? What alternatives could make additional dredging possible? The book identifies several problems in dredging ports, including the long interval between a decision to deepen a port and the time the alterations are complete. The United States needs to speed port construction to meet changing needs, and the committee recommends that we prepare for future needs by dredging now.
Urbanization has reached unprecedented levels in the estuarine and coastal zone, particularly in the Asia Pacific region where mega-cities and mega-harbours are still growing. This book demonstrates the different solutions and pitfalls, successes and failures in a large number of ports and harbours in the Asia Pacific Region, and shows how science can provide ecologically sustainable solutions that apply wherever the growth of mega-harbours occurs.
Since 1990, John Gaythwaite's Design of Marine Facilities stands out as the one essential reference for the engineering and design of ports, harbors, and marine terminals. The Third Edition continues this tradition by providing the accurate, authoritative explanations and recommendations required by civil engineers who are building and maintaining the structures used to berth, moor, and repair ocean-going vessels. Gaythwaite provides comprehensive technical discussions on a variety of loads and design issues relevant to ports and harbors. Topics include: Vessel characteristics Features of marine facilities Operational and environmental loads Berthing loads and fender system design Mooring loads and design principles Design of fixed structures, including piers, wharves, dolphins, access buildings, crane trackage, and ship services Geotechnical design for marine sites, including foundations, slopes, bulkheads and retaining structures, solid-fill structures, and pile and drilled-shaft foundations Floating structures Dry docks Rehabilitation, maintenance, and inspection. The Third Edition completely revises and updates previous editions with expanded coverage overall. Material has been added on seismic design, tsunami effects, sea level rise, design of fixed aids to navigation, and other topics. New information is included regarding the rehabilitation, maintenance, and repair of marine facilities, as well as facility inspection, assessment, and life-cycle asset management. With its practical approach and clear explanations, Design of Marine Facilities: Engineering for Port and Harbor Structures is a must-have guide for port authority engineers, marine terminal operators, marine contractors, port planners, and other professionals. It is also an excellent introduction for students to the basics of marine facilities design.
Prepared by the Task Committee on Recent Advances in Canal Automation of the Irrigation Delivery and Drainage Systems Committee of the Irrigation and Drainage Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE. Canal Automation for Irrigation Systems focuses on the technical aspects of modernizing irrigation systems through use of automated canal control systems. Canal automation has always offered an opportunity to save water and improve the efficiency of irrigation water supply projects or irrigation district operations. Recent technological and engineering advances now enable more accurate control of water deliveries throughout all parts of an irrigation project. Using information collected from irrigation systems around the world in conjunction with new advances in control theory research, this Manual of Practice examines how and when to implement canal automation within the context of canal modernization. Topics include: the modernization process, constraints, and concepts; survey of irrigation physical infrastructure; SCADA systems; control operation concepts; canal hydraulic properties; control methods; verification of controller performance; and implementation of control systems. MOP 131 is an essential reference for professionals in agriculture and irrigation engineering, as well as owners, managers, and operators of irrigation water delivery systems.
Worldwide, urbanization has already reached unprecedented levels in the estuarine and coastal zone. This is particularly the case in the Asia Pacific region where mega-cities and mega-harbours have developed and are still growing. As a result environmental degradation is significant and growing. This book details how science can provide solutions so that economic and social developments can be ecologically sustainable. This book demonstrates the different solutions and pitfalls, successes and failures in a large number of ports and harbours in the Asia Pacific Region, and this will be based on science and aimed at management. Twelve sites are discussed in detail, integrating physics and biology. These are Tokyo Bay, the Pearl Estuary, Hong Kong, Shanghai and the Yangtze delta, Klang, Manila Bay, Jakarta Bay, Pearl Harbour, Ho Chi Minh City and the new harbour on the Thi Vai River, Bangkok and coastal waters of the upper Gulf of Thailand, Singapore and Darwin.
This timely book is about how to design alternatives to reduce coastal flood and wave damage, erosion, and loss of ecosystems facing an unknown future of sea level rise. The latest theories are interlaced with applied examples from the authors' 48 years of experience in teaching, research, and as a practicing, professional engineer in coastal engineering. The design process takes into consideration all the design constraints (scientific, engineering, economic, environmental, social/political/institutional, aesthetic, and media) to meet today's client needs, expectations, and budgets for an uncertain future.The book is organized as a textbook for graduate students. And, it is a self-contained reference for government and consulting engineers responsible for finding solutions to coastal hazards facing the world's coastal populations. New solutions are included in the book that help people of all socio-economic levels living at the coast. Both risk reduction metrics quantified in monetary terms, and increased resilience metrics quantified as vulnerability reduction must now be taken into consideration to make equitable design decisions on hazard mitigation alternatives.In the Anthropocene Era, under 'deep uncertainty' in global mean sea level predictions for the future, today's designs must mitigate today's storm damages, and be adaptable for the unpredictable water levels and storms of the future. This book includes a design 'philosophy' for water levels to year 2050 and for the long term from 2050 to 2100. Multiple spreadsheets are provided and organized to aid the design process.This is an exciting time to be 'thinkers' as Civil/Coastal engineers.Related Link(s)
This book surveys the historical development, current problems and likely prospects for Eastern Mediterranean port cities, providing contributions from scholars from various disciplines, such as archaeologists, historians, economists, urban planners and architects. By studying the city of Mersin and the surrounding area, it offers insights into the changing nature of Eastern Mediterranean port cities. The first part of the book discusses the approaches to the Mediterranean World, from the late prehistory to the present, and questions the implications of the values inherited from the past for a sustainable future. The second part then examines the social structure of Eastern Mediterranean port cities presenting an in-depth study of different ethnic groups and communities. In the third part the changing physical structure of these cities is elucidated from the perspectives of archaeology, architecture, and urban planning. The last part focuses on urban memory through a detailed study based on live recordings of original accounts by the local people. The book benefits prospective researchers in the field of Mediterranean studies, archaeology, history, economic history, architecture and urban planning.
This manual is the latest in the training series of the Fishing Technology Services of FAO. It was conceived as a result of the increasing demand in many developing countries for safer, better and cleaner facilities for fishing vessels, particularly for the smaller craft used by small-scale artisanal fishermen and -women. It describes the equipment and methods used in the construction of harbours and landing places and gives advice on how to maintain them so that they can function efficiently. (First published in 1994. This reprint: 2003)
Breakwaters'99 presents state-of-the-art methods and technologies that are used in the structural and environmental monitoring of rubble mound breakwaters. Structural monitoring concerns the structural response and the mechanical properties of the structure and its foundation. Environmental monitoring concerns the external loading on the structure and the effect the structure has on the total environment. These papers were presented at Breakwaters'99: First International Symposium on Monitoring of Breakwaters held in Madison, Wisconsin, September 8-10, 1999, and they discuss actual experiences in the field of monitoring breakwaters.
Ports 2007: 30 Years of Sharing Ideas...1977-2007 discusses technological advancements related to planning, engineering and construction of port, waterway, and harbor facilities. This proceedings contains 133 papers in areas of port planning; environmental issues and mitigation; waterways and channels; landslide transportation; terminals and specific facilities; specific technical topics; security; life-cycle management; and non-traditional projects.
Prepared by the Task Committee on Marinas 2020 of the Ports and Harbors Committee of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of ASCE. Planning and Design Guidelines for Small Craft Harbors, third edition, provides new, state-of-the-art guidelines for the planning, design, and development of small craft harbours. Much has changed in marina development and operation since the previous edition, and new challenges confront those charged with providing access to oceans, lakes, and rivers by recreational and commercial users. Construction and maintenance of marinas and waterfront facilities have not kept pace with demand. Products are available now that are more predictable and cost-effective. And, increasingly, available waterfront sites are often blighted or contaminated. This Manual will assist those involved with waterfront development to produce facilities that are convenient, attractive, and safe, as well as meeting aesthetic, social, and cultural goals. Topics include: planning, environmental, and financial considerations; harbour entrance, breakwater, and basin design; inner harbour structures; and land-based support facilities. Civil engineers, architects, planners, marine contractors, real estate developers, and marina owners, both public and private, will refer frequently to the guidelines presented in this manual.
In the 25 years which have passed since the ""Report on Small Craft Harbours"" was first published in 1969, marina development has gone through a dramatic transformation. In 1988, the Task Committee on Marinas 2000 was formed for the purpose of updating this report. Since much has been learned about the technical aspects of planning and designing small boat harbours over the past 25 years, this updated report, ""Planning and Design Guidelines for Small Craft Harbours"" (ASCE Manual 50) provides the practicing civil engineer with state-of-the-art guidelines for the planning, design, construction, and financing of small craft harbours. It is organized in four parts. The first section discusses planning and related environmental considerations, and suggests an analytical planning process. The next part covers the protection of small craft mooring facilities and access areas. The third section is concerned with the improved design of inner harbour structures. The last section explores the economics and finance of small board harbours. This revised manual provides a valuable reference to the professional civil engineer by presenting the factors involved in harbour development and by providing basic background information needed as design input.
This engineering manual, ""Coastal Groins and Nearshore Breakwaters"", from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides guidance for the design and placement of beach stabilization structures, specifically groins, nearshore breakwaters and submerged sills. Since the design of beach stabilization structures requires analyses of the wave, current, and longshore transport environments and the coastal processes at a project site, this manual can only provide guidance and design concepts in the area of beach stabilization. However, in addition to the general guidelines, the manual does present a compilation of the advantages and disadvantages of the various types of beach stabilization systems.
A clear, up-to-date presentation of the principles of flow in open channels
A fundamental knowledge of flow in open channels is essential for the planning and design of systems to manage water resources. Open-Channel Flow conveys this knowledge through the use of practical problems that can be solved either analytically or by simple numerical methods that do not require the use of computer software.
This completely up-to-date text includes several features not found in any other book on the subject. It derives one- dimensional equations of motion using both a simplified approach and a rigorous approach, and it explains the distinction between the momentum and mechanical energy equations. The author places great emphasis on identifying the types and locations of the control sections that are essential in analyzing flow profiles, and he includes a section on recently recognized nonunique flow profiles.
Offering numerous worked examples that are helpful in understanding the basic principles and their practical applications, this book:
Written in metric units throughout, this excellent learning tool for senior- and graduate-level students in civil and environmental engineering programs is also a useful reference for practicing civil and environmental engineers.
This beautiful Miniature Edition(TM) is an international celebration of lighthouses told through evocative photographs, historical factoids, relevant quotes from literature and other sources, and fascinating trivia about lighthouses throughout America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Scandinavia.
This volume highlights the technical advances in shoreline stabilization with special emphasis on application of offshore breakwaters. It provides an overview of theoretical and practical matters related to shore evolution control based on experience all over the world.
In "Ports in a Storm" a team of Harvard Kennedy School scholars focus diverse conceptual lenses on a single high-stakes management task --enhancing port security across the United States. Their aims are two: to understand how a public manager might confront that complex undertaking, and to explore the similarities, differences, and complementarities of their alternative approaches to public management.
The book takes as its pivot point the singular case of U.S. Coast Guard Captain Suzanne Englebert and her leadership of efforts to secure America's ports after the September 11 attacks. The Coast Guard had always been responsible for securing America's ports and coastline. But now it was tasked with safeguarding these critical, complex, and vulnerable assets during a time of war, a job it clearly could not handle alone.
"Ports in a Storm" considers the monumental challenge of driving rapid change in a complex system involving hundreds of private organizations and scores of government agencies with their operations intricately intertwined. The book examines Englebert's actions from varied conceptual vantage points, sometimes critiquing questionable calls but more often celebrating her initiative, creativity, persistence, and skill.
The authors use the Coast Guard episode as a testing ground for the eclectic intellectual constructs they have been developing to guide public managers. Instead of starting with theory and searching for examples that fit, they begin with the concrete and then harness scholarship to the service of better practice. And rather than mimic management principles from the business world, they tailor their approach to the very different challenges of managing in a public sector context. The volume allows readers in both the scholarly and practical worlds to see how the theories measure up.
Contributors, including the two volume editors, are Robert D. Behn, John D. Donahue, Archon Fung, Stephen Goldsmith, Elaine Kamarck, Herman B. Leonard, Mark H. Moore, Malcolm K. Sparrow, Pamela Varley, and Richard Zeckhauser.
The most important, up-to-date book on planning, building, and maintaining ports
In response to the demands of a globalized world economy, resulting in dramatic changes in vessels, cargo handling, and shipping technologies, Port Engineering presents in one volume the latest information and common- sense guidelines on port planning, construction, maintenance, and security.
Written and edited by internationally recognized authorities in the industry, this comprehensive volume addresses issues related to the development of major ports and small craft harbors, design and construction of basic bottom-fixed and floating terminals, and other facilities and systems essential to the functionality of any port.
Port Engineering is a one-stop source of up-to-date, dependable material on port design and construction. It provides the latest information on modern vessels and modern cargo handling and hauling technologies, as well as:
Every engineer working with ports will find Port Engineering an essential volume for his or her shelf.
The essays in this book, first published in 1988, explore the changes that have occurred in the modern harbour in the 1970s and 1980s and the many roles of the public port in stimulating or responding to these changes. The goal of this study is to understand the modern harbour and public port and the contemporary pressures on them. The contributors' disciplines range among geography, law, business, political science, and marine affairs.
In a time when threats against the maritime community have never been greater, Maritime Security: Protection of Marinas, Ports, Small Watercraft, Yachts, and Ships provides a single, comprehensive source of necessary information for understanding and preventing or reducing threats to the maritime community. The book defines what comprises the maritime community, including marinas, ports, small watercraft, yachts, and ships. It focuses on the protection of these rather than the protection of cargo in the maritime supply chain, since with the protection of the infrastructural elements it follows that the cargo is secured. In identifying and discussing threats to security, the book includes natural threats such as storms as well as traditional criminal threats and piracy, with especially detailed examinations of terrorism and cybersecurity. It also introduces the US Coast Guard America's Waterway Watch program, describing the components of the program, its implementation throughout the maritime community, and its successes. By dealing with the security of all areas within the maritime community, Maritime Security is highly valuable to all members of the community, from the local boater to professionals charged with the protection of major ports and seagoing vessels. It gives you the skills to understand, identify, analyze, and address natural and man-made threats to localized or broad sections in the maritime community.
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