Draft Chapter 1—Planning and Design Guidelines for Small Craft Harbors—Planning and Environmental Considerations

ASCE Ports and Harbors Task Committee

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '92


The purpose of this paper is to present, in draft form, the first chapter of a technical report on the planning and design of small craft harbors being prepared by a special task force of the ASCE Ports and Harbors Committee for publication in 1993. This paper, along with the drafts of the other three chapters which will comprise the final report, will be discussed at the Ports '92 Conference in Seattle, Washington. Every attempt has been made to be comprehensive by drawing on the experience of civil engineers from across the United States and Canada. It is recognized, however, that this draft is not complete at the time of this presentation and comments and suggestions for improvement are requested by the authors. The contents of this first chapter of the report presents a planning approach for small craft harbor design and environmental considerations which set the overall framework for development. The planning principles which are discussed can be applied to projects of all types and sizes. Above all, this chapter concentrates on practical ways to translate concepts into buildable projects.

Subject Headings: Sustainable development | Small craft | Environmental issues | Publications | Professional societies | Ports and harbors | United States | Canada

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