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Land reclamation has been a major construction activity in a number of countries in Asia in the past decades. Many important infrastructures such as several airports and seaports in the region including the Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok Airport were constructed on reclaimed land.
However, there are challenges in adopting the traditional land reclamation methods for future land reclamation works due to new technical difficulties and environmental constraints. New approaches are required to deal with new challenges and establish methods that could preserve or enhance marine ecosystems. In this talk, existing methods for land reclamation will be briefly reviewed. Some new concepts and solutions that have been or could be potentially adopted for new generation of land reclamation projects will be presented.
These include methods for the treatment of contaminated soils or sediments, methods for use of clay slurry or soft materials for land reclamation, methods for the construction of non-dredging seawalls, and land reclamation methods without use of fill materials. Some ideas for enhancing the marine eco-system as part of the land reclamation processes will be introduced.
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Chu Jian is Director of the Centre of Usable Space and Interim Co-Director of the NTU-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He was a professor and James M. Hoover Chair in Geotechnical Engineering at Iowa State University, USA, from 2011 to 2015. He has more than 20 years of research and consulting experience in lab and in-situ testing, soil improvement and land reclamation.
He is the Vice Chair for ISSMGE TC217: Land Reclamation and Committee Member for ISSMGE TC211: Ground Improvement and TC303: Coastal and River Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation. He also served as the Chair for ISSMGE TC39 from 2005 to 2009. Dr Chu is an editorial board member for 9 international journals. He has been a keynote or invited speaker at 50 over international conferences. He is a recipient of the R. M. Quigley Award from the Canadian Geotechnical Society in 2004 among other honours.
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