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Coastal structures are used to stabilize natural features such as shorelines and river outlets, protect man-made facilities such as roads and buildings, and create new facilities such as harbors and platforms for resource extraction. Examples include breakwaters, jetties, groins, revetments, islands, and causeways.

Our services encompass all phases in the lives of coastal and nearshore structures, including planning, design, installation, monitoring, maintenance, and removal. We deal with both permanent and temporary structures, using both traditional and innovative materials.

Representative examples of our involvement with permanent structures include quarrystone jetties to stabilize the ocean outlet of a flood control channel, a rubble-mound breakwater to support the development of an LNG terminal, a quarrystone revetment to protect an eroding coastal bluff, and linked concrete mat slope protection systems for the first two oil production islands to be constructed in Arctic waters.

Our experience with temporary coastal structures includes geotextile-based slope protection systems for oil exploration islands, a sand bag revetment constructed as emergency protection for a lifeguard headquarters building, and the removal of an experimental surfing reef.
 
RELEVANT PROJECTS
 
Temperate Regions
 
HYDRAULIC DESIGN OF THE SANTA ANA RIVER AND TALBERT CHANNEL OUTLETS
REMOVAL OF PRATTE'S REEF - A MAN-MADE SURF ENHANCEMENT STRUCTURE
 
Cold Regions
 
COASTAL ENGINEERING FOR THE OOOGURUK DEVELOPMENT
COASTAL ENGINEERING FOR THE NORTHSTAR DEVELOPMENT
SLOPE PROTECTION DESIGN FOR THE ENDICOTT PROJECT
RESOLUTION ISLAND: INCEPTION THROUGH ABANDONMENT
WEST DOCK EROSION CONTROL AND SLOPE PROTECTION STRATEGY
SLOPE PROTECTION MONITORING
INNOVATIVE SLOPE ARMOR DESIGN FOR ISLANDS AND COASTAL PADS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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