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Dredging - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780340545249, 9780080530505


2nd Edition

A Handbook for Engineers

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Authors: R N Bray A D Bates J M Land
Hardcover ISBN: 9780340545249
eBook ISBN: 9780080530505
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st November 1996
Page Count: 448
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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


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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


"A highly instructive account and progresses from the basic principles involved, to the more complex aspects of modern dredging." --Dock and Harbour Authority

"A useful book for port engineers, consultants and contractors in all countries." --Journal of the Institute of Marine Engineers

"A readable and useful guide on dredging for engineers and students...the book is recommended for institutional, corporate and government libraries as a reference or introduction to dredging... A useful book for port engineers, consultants and contractors in all countries." --Journal of the Institute of Marine Engineers

"A first-class source of reference." --Maritime Journal

"There are few books on dredging practice and I suspect none better than this...its value to harbour engineers and to all those whose work touches on dredging is clear." --Hydrographic Journal

"This excellent new second edition is the definitive handbook for both engineers and managers." --Dredging and Port Construction

"The book's organisation and presentation is a treat ... It is indeed a dredging "bible" ... the most comprehensive primer on the subject of dredging." --Terra et Aqua

"Addressing all aspects of dredging technology this book is written by experts in the field." --The Dock and Harbour Authority

"Very well laid out..arguments are clear and the conclusions first rate...this is the best." --Underwater Technology

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