Recognition for Shoreham Adur Project

The Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls project team has picked up its first accolade, a commendation in the 2017 RTPI South East Awards for Planning Excellence.

The RTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute) South East Awards celebrate the contribution that planners make to society, and highlight exceptional examples of planning in a bid to inspire others to achieve the same high standards.

The awards, which were presented at a ceremony at the Brighton Pavilion on 23 November, aim to:

  • Promote the art and science of planning for the benefit of the public;
  • Demonstrate the positive impact planning has on our quality of life;
  • Celebrate professional expertise;
  • Disseminate new models and examples of best practice.

The Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls scheme is being carried out by Mackley, working as part of Team Van Oord and on behalf of the Environment Agency, Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, Adur District Council and West Sussex County Council.

Once completed, the project will significantly reduce flood risk to more than 2,300 properties in Shoreham and East Lancing, as well as protecting important local infrastructure such as the road network, railway line and Shoreham Airport.

The scheme is separated into 10 reaches, or lengths of the estuarine bank. The design of the flood defenses varies between the reaches as they have different characteristics and are subject to different pressures and potential flood impacts. The defenses include steel sheet piling, concrete walls, flood glass and earth embankments.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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