Coastal Area Development and Offshore Man-Made Islandsby Shigeo Nakayama, Coastal Development Inst of, Technology, Tokyo, Japan,
Abstract: With offshore man-made islands, it is necessary to make the aims of land use clear in terms of the various conditions, such as a severe environment and vast construction costs. As technological development proceeds into the 21st century, new social demands will arise. These will necessitate the acquisition of facilities whose construction is difficult with only existing land and of land on a large scale. Offshore man-made islands can sufficiently solve this problem. In Japan it will become even more important in the future to advance investigations and research on the construction of offshore man-made islands.
Subject Headings: Islands | Coastal environment | Offshore construction | Land use | Construction costs | Social factors | Existing buildings | Engineering profession | Japan | Asia
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