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    Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure

    Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure

    The book Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure gives state-of-the-art guidance on how to design, implement and manage a water infrastructure project with a dredging component to project owners, regulators, consultants, designers and...
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    IADC Annual Report 2017

    In this “Annual Report” the Board gives an overview of the state of affairs of the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) and its activities in 2017 The report highlights various projects that the Association has undertaken for...
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    Dredging in Figures 2017

    Dredging in Figures is an annual review of the global dredging market The document focusses on the global dredging and maritime construction industry in 2017 The IADC aims to be thorough and precise in the figures presented in this document The...
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    Cost standards indexation 2018

    Annual Indexation (2018): A guide to cost standards for dredging equipment 2009

    The annual indexation (2018) for A guide to cost standards for dredging equipment 2009 is available ABOUT The publication A guide to cost standards for dredging equipment 2009 offers a standard method to establish the capital and related costs of...
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    Facts About FIDIC Blue Book (Second Edition)

    FIDIC Blue Book (Second Edition)

    “Facts About: FIDIC Blue Book (Second Edition)” describes a standard form of contract for projects involving dredging and reclamation work which also offers guidance for the contracting process Released in 2016, the Form of Contract for...
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    Health and Safety Charter IADC

    In November 2013, a group of QHSE experts from the member companies were nominated and the IADC Safety Committee was established One of the items that the committee has been charged with is the development of a “Charter of Best...
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    A Guide to Cost Standards for Dredging Equipment 2009

    2009 - softcover, 62 pp - CIRIA - ISBN: 978-0-86017-684-8 ESTABLISHING A BASELINE FOR VESSEL VALUATION Dredging is a capital-intensive industry, often involving only a few main pieces of marine equipment on each project It is also a civil...
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    Coastal Protection

    “Facts About: Coastal Protection” describes all measures to protect coasts and nearby inhabitants against flooding, a need amplified by population growth and climate change Coastal protection spans interventions, structures and measures...
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    Annual Report 2016

    IADC Annual Report 2016

    In this “Annual Report” the Board gives an overview of the state of affairs of the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) and its activities in 2016 The report highlights various projects that the Association has undertaken for...
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    Ecosystem Services

    Ecosystem services: Towards integrated marine infrastructure project optimisation

    Ecosystem services (ES) are the benefits that humans derive from nature (MEA 2005, TEEB 2010) WHAT ARE ECOSYSTEM SERVICES The ecosystem services framework forms the bridge between ecosystems and human wellbeing It shows how humans depend on...
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    Dredging in Figures 2016

    Dredging in Figures 2016

    Dredging in Figures is an annual review of the global dredging market The document focusses on the global dredging and maritime construction industry in 2016 The IADC aims to be thorough and precise in the figures presented in this document The...
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    Hydraulic Fill Manual

    Edited by Jan van 't Hoff, Art Nooy van der Kolff Published 18th December 2012 by CRC Press 672 pages ISBN: 978-0-415-69844-3 DESCRIPTION Without proper hydraulic fill and suitable specialised equipment, many major infrastructure projects such...
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    “Facts About Cutter Suction Dredgers” describes a type of hydraulic dredger that can dredge nearly all kinds of soils, especially hard ground and rock.

    Cutter Suction Dredgers

    “Facts About Cutter Suction Dredgers” describes a type of hydraulic dredger that can dredge nearly all kinds of soils, especially hard ground and rock Cutter suction dredgers (CSDs) are classified as hydraulic dredgers and are the most common...
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    “Facts About Water Injection” describes a relatively new hydrodynamic dredging technique that is low-impact, economically viable and environmentally sound.

    Water Injection Dredging

    “Facts About Water Injection Dredging” describes a relatively new hydrodynamic dredging technique that is low-impact, economically viable and environmentally sound Water injection dredging (WID) has very specific limitations but in the...
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    “Facts About Underwater Surveys” describes why surveys are crucial to a well-executed dredging project and the technologies and instruments being used.

    Underwater Surveys

    “Facts About Underwater Surveys” describes why surveys are crucial to a well-executed dredging project and the technologies and instruments being used Underwater or hydrographic surveys are an indispensable part of the data collection process...
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    “Facts About Underwater Drilling & Blasting” describes when explosives are necessary to dredge rock and the techniques used to drill and blast effectively.

    Underwater Drilling & Blasting

    “Facts About Underwater Drilling & Blasting” describes when explosives are necessary to dredge rock and the techniques used to drill and blast effectively Rivers, estuaries, coastal and open waters often have a rock seabed which can...
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    Turbidity & Dredging

    “Facts About Turbidity & Dredging” describes the characteristics of turbidity and the importance of measuring and monitoring turbidity during dredging Turbidity is an optical quality of water and describes how clear or transparent water...
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    “Facts About Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers” describes self-propelled hydraulic dredgers with drag heads that suction up loose materials like sand.

    Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers

    “Facts About Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers” describes self-propelled hydraulic dredgers with drag heads that suction up loose materials like sand Trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs) are hydraulic dredgers, which make use of...
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    “Facts About Subsea Rock Installation” describes techniques being used for rock placement to protect marine infrastructure, especially for offshore energy.

    Subsea Rock Installation

    “Facts About Subsea Rock Installation” describes techniques being used for rock placement to protect marine infrastructure, especially for offshore energy Two types of subsea rock installation can be distinguished: One is for shallow...
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    “Facts About Soil Improvement” describes how to accelerate the consolidation of reclaimed land increasing its strength to bear the weight of construction.

    Soil Improvement

    “Facts About Soil Improvement” describes how to accelerate the consolidation of reclaimed land increasing its strength to bear the weight of construction Potential reclamation sites are shallow coastal zones or marshy lowlands and the soil in...
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    “Facts About Site Investigations” describes the many aspects of an investigation and why they are an integral part of all marine construction projects.

    Site Investigations

    “Facts About Site Investigations” describes the many aspects of an investigation and why they are an integral part of all marine construction projects A site investigations is the first step toward a successful dredging project Conversely, an...
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    “Facts About Selecting a Destination for Dredged Material” describes the considerations necessary to determine how to use or dispose of dredged material.

    Selecting a Destination for Dredged Material

    “Facts About Selecting a Destination for Dredged Material” describes the considerations necessary to determine how to use or dispose of dredged material One of the first areas of concern when executing a dredging project is always “what...
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    “Facts About Seabed Intervention” describes how dredging performs the crucial task of preparing the seabed for offshore installations and pipelines.

    Seabed Intervention

    “Facts About Seabed Intervention” describes how dredging performs the crucial task of preparing the seabed for offshore installations and pipelines To place a structure on the seabed securely, the seabed must be as flat and regular as...
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    “Facts About Dredging & Safety” describes international safety standards for the maritime industries and the pro-active initiatives of dredging contractors.

    Safety

    “Facts About Dredging & Safety” describes international safety standards for the maritime industries and the pro-active initiatives of dredging contractors Since the maritime sector has always been an international industry, it has always...
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    “Facts About Procurement” describes the overall process of identifying potential contractors, conducting the tender procedure and awarding the contract.

    Procurement

    “Facts About Procurement” describes the overall process of identifying potential contractors, conducting the tender procedure and awarding the contract The procurement process is fundamental to the success of a dredging project and is...
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    “Facts About International Maritime Conventions” describes the extensive international regulations and legislation that govern all seafaring activities.

    International Maritime Conventions

    “Facts About International Maritime Conventions” describes the extensive international regulations and legislation that govern all seafaring activities International regulations have long been seen as the best way to improve sea-going safety...
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    “Facts About Initiating Hydraulic Fill Projects” describes the technical knowledge needed to design and successfully construct a land reclamation project.

    Initiating Hydraulic Fill Projects

    “Facts About Initiating Hydraulic Fill Projects” describes the technical knowledge needed to design and successfully construct a land reclamation project Hydraulic fill is material deposited by a flowing stream of water This fill material...
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    “Facts About Environmental Monitoring” describes the methods used to alert dredging contractors to environmental impacts so they can be addressed quickly.

    Environmental Monitoring

    “Facts About Environmental Monitoring” describes the methods used to alert dredging contractors to environmental impacts so they can be addressed quickly Dredging activities will always create some change in the existing environment Awareness...
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    “Facts About Building with Nature” describes an approach to planning and designing infrastructure that respects nature and uses natural forces proactively.

    Building with Nature

    “Facts About Building with Nature” describes an approach to planning and designing infrastructure that respects nature and uses natural forces proactively Building with Nature solutions focus on sustainable development and aimed to create...
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    “Facts About Environmental Impact Assessments” describes how, when and why to evaluate the environmental situation prior to the start of a dredging project.

    Environmental Impact Assessments

    “Facts About Environmental Impact Assessments” describes how, when and why to evaluate the environmental situation prior to the start of a dredging project Most dredging projects nowadays require some sort of Environmental Impact Assessment...
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    “Facts About Environmental Equipment” describes equipment specifically developed to remove and remediate contaminated sediments and protect the nearby waters.

    Environmental Equipment

    “Facts About Environmental Equipment” describes equipment specifically developed to remove and remediate contaminated sediments and protect the nearby waters Use of the term “environmental” or “remediation” dredging has evolved to...
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    “Facts About Early Contractor Involvement” describes a more cooperative, cost-effective approach to designing and planning infrastructure projects.

    Early Contractor Involvement

    “Facts About Early Contractor Involvement” describes a more cooperative, cost-effective approach to designing and planning infrastructure projects The preparatory work for large infrastructure projects can consume an extraordinary amount of...
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    “Facts About Dredging Plant and Equipment” describes the specialised equipment that has been developed to perform various and specific dredging operations.

    Dredging Plant and Equipment

    “Facts About Dredging Plant and Equipment” describes the specialised equipment that has been developed to perform various and specific dredging operations Port development, urban expansion, beach replenishment, coastal protection, flood...
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    “Facts About Dredging Management Practices for the Environment” describes how to create management guidance for improving environmental performance.

    Dredging Management Practices for the Environment

    “Facts About Dredging Management Practices for the Environment” describes how to create management guidance for improving environmental performance Whilst dredging is required to develop and maintain navigation infrastructures, dredging can...
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    “Facts About Dredging Around Coral Reefs” describes the strategies and care needed to preserve and protect coral reefs during dredging activities.

    Dredging Around Coral Reefs

    “Facts About Dredging Around Coral Reefs” describes the strategies and care needed to preserve and protect coral reefs during dredging activities Coral reefs are large, long-lived bio-geological structures that are marine ridges or mounds...
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    “Facts About Dredged Material as a Resource” describes the true nature of dredged material, which contrary to common opinion, is usually clean and usable.

    Dredged Material as a Resource

    “Facts About Dredged Material as a Resource” describes the true nature of dredged material, which contrary to common opinion, is usually clean and usable Dredged material is often described as dirty, unwanted soil – something that is...
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    “Facts About Deltas and Climate Change” describes the importance of deltas as population hubs for trade and their added vulnerability as sea levels rise.

    Deltas and Climate Change

    “Facts About Deltas and Climate Change” describes the importance of deltas as population hubs for trade and their added vulnerability as sea levels rise Throughout human history river deltas have attracted people and today is no different...
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    “Facts About Confined Disposal Facilities” describes the special closed areas that prevent contaminated sediments from being released into the environment.

    Confined Disposal Facilities

    “Facts About Confined Disposal Facilities” describes the special closed areas that prevent contaminated sediments from being released into the environment Confined Disposal Facilities are a practical solution to a difficult problem: What to...
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    “Facts About Backhoe Dredgers” describes how modern backhoes work to excavate a dredging site and when and where they are the appropriate equipment choice.

    Backhoe Dredgers

    “Facts About Backhoe Dredgers” describes how modern backhoes work to excavate a dredging site and when and where they are the appropriate equipment choice A backhoe is a hydraulic excavator with a single digging bucket positioned on the end...
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    “Facts About Alliance Contracts” describes how this type of contract can shape a collaborative process that promotes trust between clients and contractors.

    Alliance Contracts

    “Facts About Alliance Contracts” describes how this type of contract can shape a collaborative process that promotes trust between clients and contractors The underlying premise of a traditional contract is adversarial in that each party...
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    “Facts About Adaptive Management” describes how monitoring at intervals during a project supports decision-making process to modify operations as needed.

    Adaptive Management

    “Facts About Adaptive Management” describes how monitoring at intervals during a project supports decision-making process to modify operations as needed In typical, traditional dredging contracts, the client or project owner gives clear,...
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    IADC Annual Report 2012

    IADC Annual Report 2012

    In this “Annual Report” the Board gives an overview of the state of affairs of the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) and its activities in 2012 The report highlights various projects that the Association has undertaken for...
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    IADC Annual Report 2013

    IADC Annual Report 2013

    In this “Annual Report” the Board gives an overview of the state of affairs of the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) and its activities in 2013 The report highlights various projects that the Association has undertaken for...
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    IADC Annual Report 2014

    IADC Annual Report 2014

    In this “Annual Report” the Board gives an overview of the state of affairs of the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) and its activities in 2014 The report highlights various projects that the Association has undertaken for...
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    IADC Annual Report 2015

    IADC Annual Report 2015

    In this “Annual Report” the Board gives an overview of the state of affairs of the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) and its activities in 2015 The report highlights various projects that the Association has undertaken for...
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    Dredging in Figures 2015

    Dredging in Figures is an annual review of the global dredging market The document focusses on the global dredging and maritime construction industry in 2015 The IADC aims to be thorough and precise in the figures presented in this document The...
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    Construction and Survey Accuracies for the Execution of Dredging and Stone Dumping Works

    2001, softcover, 47pp, IADC/Port of Rotterdam/VBKO An extensive study on accuracies in dredging and stone dumping works provides information for those who make the contract specifications or monitor the works Please contact us for a hard...
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    Dredging the Facts

    Free download, PDF, WODA/IADC/PIANC/IAPH, ISBN: 90-75254-11-3 Basic but essential facts about dredging aimed at a broad...
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    Dredging: the Environmental Facts

    PDF, WODA/IADC/PIANC/IAPH/UNEP, ISBN: 90-75254-14-8 A concise overview of dredging’s effects on the environment, aimed at a broad...
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    Environmental Aspects of Dredging

    2008, hardcover, 400 pp, Taylor & Francis, ISBN: 978-0-41545-0805 This book is out of print and has been replaced with an updated book To read more about Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure, click here Based on the famous CEDA/IADC...
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    From Hand-drag to Jumbo: A Millennium of Dredging – Terra et Aqua 77

    1999, softcover, 48 pp, IADC, ISSN: 0376-6411 A special issue of Terra et Aqua devoted to an overview of the history of dredging from the Phoenicians and Egyptians to present...
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    Forty years of maritime infrastructure solutions that changed the world – Terra et Aqua 100

    Free download, 2005, hardcover, 96 pp, IADC, ISSN: 0376-6411 The drivers of the dredging industry and numerous examples of the accomplishments of the last 40 years are presented in this special jubilee issue of Terra et...
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    Dragado para el Desarrollo (Dredging for Development)

    Free download, 2010, PDF, 79 pp, IADC/IAPH, ISBN: 90-75254-15-6 A clear non-technical introduction to the complex field of dredging, published in co-operation with the International Association of Ports &...
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    Dredging for Development

    Free download, 2010, PDF, 79 pp, IADC/IAPH, ISBN: 90-75254-15-6 A clear non-technical introduction to the complex field of dredging, published in co-operation with the International Association of Ports &...
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    Beyond Sand & Sea

    2015, 204 pp, IADC To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the IADC, a limited edition book 'Beyond Sand & Sea' was released It shows the last 50 years of dredging achievements as depicted through 50 iconic projects The book is a...
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    Dredging in Figures 2014

    Dredging in Figures 2014

    Dredging in Figures is an annual review of the global dredging market The document focusses on the global dredging and maritime construction industry in 2014 The IADC aims to be thorough and precise in the figures presented in this document The...
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    Dredging in Figures 2013

    Dredging in Figures 2013

    Dredging in Figures is an annual review of the global dredging market The document focusses on the global dredging and maritime construction industry in 2013 The IADC aims to be thorough and precise in the figures presented in this document The...
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    Dredging in Figures 2012

    Dredging in Figures 2012

    Dredging in Figures is an annual review of the global dredging market The document focusses on the global dredging and maritime construction industry in 2012 The IADC aims to be thorough and precise in the figures presented in this document The...
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    Dredging in Figures 2011

    Dredging in Figures 2011

    Dredging in Figures is an annual review of the global dredging market The document focusses on the global dredging and maritime construction industry in 2011 The IADC aims to be thorough and precise in the figures presented in this document The...
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    Dredging in Figures 2010

    Dredging in Figures 2010

    Dredging in Figures is an annual review of the global dredging market The document focusses on the global dredging and maritime construction industry in 2010 The IADC aims to be thorough and precise in the figures presented in this document The...
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    Dredging in Figures 2009

    Dredging in Figures 2009

    Dredging in Figures is an annual review of the global dredging market The document focusses on the global dredging and maritime construction industry in 2009 The IADC aims to be thorough and precise in the figures presented in this document The...
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    Dredging in Figures 2008

    Dredging in Figures 2008

    Dredging in Figures is an annual review of the global dredging market The document focusses on the global dredging and maritime construction industry in 2008 The IADC aims to be thorough and precise in the figures presented in this document The...
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    Dredging in Figures 2007

    Dredging in Figures 2007

    Dredging in Figures is an annual review of the global dredging market The document focusses on the global dredging and maritime construction industry in 2007 The IADC aims to be thorough and precise in the figures presented in this document The...
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