ASBPA Reveals the Nation’s Best Restored Beaches

The Duval County Shore Protection Project was recognized yesterday by the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) as one of the nation’s best restored beaches for 2019.

Actually, the project includes four county beaches that were recognized: Atlantic, Neptune and Jacksonville beaches, and Hannah Park, reported the Corps.

The Duval County Shore Protection Project was critical to helping our beaches recover from hurricanes Matthew and Irma. I am grateful for the collaborative efforts from the City, beaches communities and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,” said Mayor Lenny Curry.

The $15.7 million Duval County Shore Protection construction contract was awarded to Manson Construction of Seattle, Washington.

In total, the contractor placed roughly 850,000 cubic yards of sand on about 8 miles of eroded beaches, including Jacksonville, Neptune and Atlantic beaches and the southern mile of Hanna Park.

The team’s emergency preparedness and response restored the beach to pre-storm conditions in record time,” Corps Project Manager Jason Harrah said.

This reduced the impacts resulting from Hurricane Irma, which caused a loss of roughly 660,000 cubic yards of sand less than a year later in September 2017.

The Corps of Engineers was able to take advantage of existing beach construction contracts to cost-effectively repair the beaches after Hurricane Matthew, and again following Irma,” Jason Harrah added.

The goal of engineered shore protection projects is to reduce risk and promote resilience in coastal communities. These federal shore projects help to reduce the damages – economic, environmental, infrastructure, human health and safety – of tropical storms and hurricanes.

 

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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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