Barrier Island Reconstruction in Louisianaby Robert S. Jones, Terrebonne Parish Consolidated, Government, Houma, LA, USA,
Abstract: The Terrebonne Parish Government reconstructed thirty-eight (38) acres of Eastern Isle Dernieres, a barrier island off the coast of Louisiana, in an effort to retard coastal erosion (Figure 1). This project exemplifies low cost approaches to barrier island reconstruction. Discussions include contract management, sharing risks, material selection and placement, re-vegetation techniques, and stresses a flexible design process.
Subject Headings: Construction management | Barrier islands | Coastal management | Risk management | Erosion | Contracts | Coastal environment | North America | Louisiana | United States
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