|PDH Online Course Description
Learning Units (Hours)
Jeffrey Havelin, PE
The purpose of this eleven- hour course is to familiarize engineers with various established methods of low cost shore protection. It is written for the individual who is knowledgeable in general civil engineering design and construction, but not a specialist in coastal engineering or shoreline protection.
In distinguishing between low cost and cheap, one should remember that practically any method of shore protection, if properly implemented, is expensive. Significant investments are required to achieve the durability needed to resist even small waves. Low cost simply means that the various measures are commensurate with the value of individual residential or commercial properties. The total cost of implementation will vary with the different alternatives, but in all cases, there should be a suitable (and affordable) range of solutions.
The methods described in this course are usually appropriate for use only in sheltered waters. That is, they are generally not intended for open coast sites where they would be exposed to the undiminished attack of large oceanic waves. Use of most of these structures in such areas is definitely not recommended and entails a considerable risk of failure.
This course is based entirely on “LOW COST SHORE PROTECTION ... A Guide for Engineers and Contractors” a publication provided by the US Army Corps of Engineers. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials. You will be quizzed on the attached document in its entirety.
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