A Handbook for Engineers

2nd Edition - November 1, 1996

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  • Authors: R N Bray, A D Bates, J M Land
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780340545249

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For this second edition of the highly successful Dredging: A Handbook for Engineers, Nick Bray and his co-authors have fully updated and expanded the book which covers all aspects of modern dredging including operating methods, outputs, costs, contracts and the impact on the environment. Planning and implementing dredging projects, including pre-contract works, is also well covered. The book is generously illustrated with line drawings, photographs and tables, and a useful bibliography appears at the end of each chapter. This definitive handbook will prove invaluable to engineers and managers alike, both as an initial introduction to this specialised topic and as a reference for years to come.

Key Features

  • New edition covers technical and legislative developments
  • More types of dredger are included


Consulting engineers, port authorities, engineers and harbour masters, dredging contractors, water authorities, maritime authorities. Also civil and marine engineering departments

Table of Contents

  • Dredging Works and Their Control - Introduction
    Public relations and safety
    Duties and responsibilities of the resident engineer
    Contractor's viewpoint
    Control instrumentation
    Dredging and the Environment - Introduction
    The potential effects of dredging activities
    Environmental investigations
    Dredging plant and sediment resuspension
    Pretreatment of Rock - Introduction
    Mechanical methods
    Drilling and blasting
    Surface blasting
    Blasting coral
    Contract documents of blasting work
    Environmental factors
    Safety and legislation
    Dredging pre-treated rock

Product details

  • No. of pages: 448
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1996
  • Published: November 1, 1996
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780340545249

About the Authors

R N Bray

Affiliations and Expertise

Consulting Engineer, UK

A D Bates

Affiliations and Expertise

Consulting Engineer, UK

J M Land

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Engineer, UK

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