Effect of Ocean Setback Standards on the Location of Permanent Structures

by Alan T. Stutts, Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas, Coll of, Hotel Administration, Las Vegas, NV, USA,
Chrystos D. Siderelis, Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas, Coll of, Hotel Administration, Las Vegas, NV, USA,
Spencer M. Rogers, Jr., Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas, Coll of, Hotel Administration, Las Vegas, NV, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85

Abstract: A measure of the degree of safety from long-term erosion can be estimated by comparing the actual distance an owner chooses to locate landward of the required setback with the estimated erosion rate. This analysis describes where permanent structures were located in relation to the setback requirements during 1979-1981. The study concludes that as expected the ocean setback line undoubtedly required some buildings to be sited farther from the ocean than would have been the case without the regulation.

Subject Headings: Erosion | Ocean engineering | Distance measurement | Safety | Owners | Structural analysis | Case studies | Building codes

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