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Coastal structures - Inspection and maintenance, webinar

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 30 June 2021
  • 17:30 - 18:30
Coastal structures - Inspection and maintenance, webinar

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Event number: 128 446 4777

Event password: pByCMPN23p2

Coastal structures are exposed to the unpredictable (or not accurately quantifiable) nature of the sea and other elements. This requires great focus in order to ensure that the structures are able to perform their duty satisfactorily during the intended life cycle.

The concept behind maintenance of coastal structures is relatively easy to grasp, however sometimes it might be not immediately obvious how to determine the right management strategy, what and how to monitor or how to implement repairs.

This webinar offers some consideration on the importance of implementing an adequate inspection and maintenance regime for coastal structures with specific reference to rock armoured structures. This should be conducive to the implementation of an Asset Management system for strategic structures.

Please note the local start times:

British Summer Time: 17.30 – 18.30 hours

European Summer Time: 18.30 – 19.30 hours


Dr Eur Ing Erik Van Wellen, CEng IntPE(UK) FICE FRGS MCIArb

Erik Van Wellen

Erik is an experienced Chartered Engineer and a registered International Professional Engineer who holds engineering degrees from the Universities of Antwerp, Liverpool and Plymouth. He has amassed over 20 years of international civil engineering and construction experience.

He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a CEDR accredited mediator as well as a fully accredited mediator in civil and commercial matters by the Federal Mediation Commission of the Belgian Ministry of Justice. He works as a freelance independent expert, arbitrator and mediator at Maverick Enterprise.

Andrea Caricato MEng CEng

Andrea Caricato

Andrea is Chartered Engineering with 15 years of international experience in Ports and Coastal Engineering, most of which have been spent in the Middle East leading Ports and Coastal Teams for international consultants.

Andrea is currently responsible for the development of coastal works for an uber-luxury development in the Red Sea, which includes leisure marinas for mega yachts, beach nourishment, numerical modelling, dredging and reclamation.

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Tom Compton

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