Attend this course to comprehend the full lifecycle of the drivers, decision criteria & considerations involved in the planning & design of new ports & the redevelopment of existing ports. _ Back to previous page Key Learning Outcomes The course will help to improve your understanding of the full lifecycle of port planning, and design, examining: Port planning Coastal processes Breakwaters Channel design Dredging Wharves and jetties Environmental approvals and mitigation Case studies About the Course This intensive 2-day course will provide participants with a solid grounding in the technologies, concepts, methods and hydrodynamic theories used in the planning, design and construction of harbour facilities. It will illustrate the important issues by reference to case studies and will provide participants with the methodologies needed to plan a port design program and to review those designs when presented. Participants will learn to appreciate the impact of natures forces on the ultimate layout of a commercial port, and will be examining the various principles for optimising the location and sizing of key harbour components such as breakwaters, jetties, navigation channels, docks and basins. The course will give a broad picture of the work and interaction of oceanographers, coastal engineers, port designers and construction companies, using actual case studies from around the world to highlight the topics discussed. Modelling both mathematical and physical factors are really important in successful design. By reference to examples, the various options available will be explored in some detail. Equally important is the ability, with simple techniques, to verify that the models are providing sensible and accurate results. By reference to previous projects, the course will discuss some of the tools and techniques available to conduct reviews of the various modelling processes.