Design of Shoreline Protection Measures : The Importance of Geotechnical Engineering in Waterfront Design

by Kenneth A. Huber, P.E., (M.ASCE), Senior project manager with Langan in New York City., khuber@langan.com,
Gregory L. Biesiadecki, P.E., (M.ASCE), Principal with Langan in New York City., gbiesiadecki@langan.com,



2021


Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2021, Vol. 25, Issue 4, Pg. 40-47


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Over the past decade, there’s been an increased realization of the need to better protect our shorelines, particularly in urban environments along coastlines that have already been impacted by storm surge flooding (e.g., Tropical Storms Katarina (2005), Harvey (2011), Sandy (2012), and Michael [2018]). With an aging waterfront infrastructure, a poor flood resiliency track record, and an increasing concern from climate change, our urban shorelines need significant improvement.

Subject Headings: Shoreline protection | Storm surges | Hydraulic design | Geotechnical engineering | Municipal water | Urban areas | Floods | Infrastructure resilience

 

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