Now in its fourth edition, Port Designer’s Handbook is the definitive guide to the layout, design and construction of harbours and port structures. Fully in line with the latest PIANC recommendations, this book covers all aspects of port planning and design from the impact of natural conditions on harbours, to health and safety, and the maintenance and repair of port structures as well as channel and harbour basins. Particular attention is given to the impact from ships, including berthing requirements, ship dimension tables and container terminals. This fully revised edition has also seen the material updated to provide coverage of new design and construction methods of the quay structures
floating berth structures for large vessels
detailed evaluation of the necessary mooring system
evaluation of the bollard system and layout
new design and evaluation of the fender system according to the new PIANC recommendation
concrete in port structures
and much more.
With an intuitive layout where the reader can easily find information on practical construction methods, Carl A. Thoresen’s guide is an essential purchase for all practicing port and harbour engineers, designers and contractors, as well as students new to this continually developing area.[by back cover]