Dr. Juan Recio
Associate Director Ports, Marine and Geotechnical
- Selecting best materials to increase island life span
- Understanding weather and climate change risks and the long term effects
- Developing proactive maintenance strategies to predict and prevent failures before they happen
- Mitigating the impact of coastal erosion to increase island life span
1:20 PM State of the art tools and techniques for the planning and design of artificial islands, beaches, canals and lagoons
This presentation will cover the state of the art coastal/marine engineering tools and design techniques related to the planning and construction of artificial islands, beaches, canals and lagoons. Advantages of these modern techniques compared to conventional methods will be addressed with special emphasis on applicability to Middle Eastern projects. Common challenges faced during the planning and design phases such as lowering finish floor levels while ensuring protection from flooding during extreme events, improving aesthetics of marine elements and providing a design that minimize construction periods, construction costs and maintenance requirements will also be presented.