Coastal development and subsequent construction of technical works along shorelines created intense pressure on natural ecosystems with significant environmental impacts, including that of coastal erosion. The retreat of the coastline, manifested by the loss or displacement of sediment from the affected area has serious economic and social consequences. In recent years the coastal engineering study is required prior to any authority licensing of a proposed coastal project. However in the past there have been several coastal projects build without investigating sediment transport related problems, resulting either operational problems to those facilities such as sediment accumulation (in the basin or port entrance) or event erosion to the adjacent coast and beaches.
The initial stage of a beach restoration or erosion control project is to study and evaluate the historical and environmental condition of the affected area and create a computer numerical model to simulate the erosion mechanism in place. That model will be used in later stage to evaluate the proposed marine works such as Berm breakwaters, Barrier Beach Breakwaters, Beach nourishment, etc. Normally the project will involve an extensive field program with sediment sampling and baseline study, covering both sea and coastal area of interest which will be carried out by experts with the appropriate sampling method and equipment.
Once the proposed work is formulated and the design is evaluated our team of experts will proceed to the detailed design.
The services offered are:
- Sediment Transport Study (with or without numerical models)
- Conceptual Design
- Final Design of Proposed Works