This course will provide knowledge of asset management objectives and how they relate to the management of coastal
defences. It will introduce the standards and best-practice guidelines that are used when performing whole-life cycle
planning, visual conditions inspections, and planning for asset deterioration and renewals. It includes several hands-on
tutorials where you will undertake classroom based assessments of asset condition and remaining life, which is
followed up with a day of in-field visual inspection surveys of a range of coastal defences. It will be delivered in the context
of applying technical approaches to enable coastal asset managers to assess asset condition, schedule actions, and
prepare management plans.
This course is aimed at anyone responsible for the management or maintenance of coastal defence assets and those involved with coastal asset management decision making.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Understand the issues associated with the asset management cycle and best-practice documents
- Understand deterioration, failure and breach processes
- Understand how to plan maintenance, improvement and emergency interventions
- Undertake in-field visual condition assessments and estimate the remaining life of a structure
Alexander Dane BSc MSc
Alec has been extensively involved in the analysis of coastal flood and erosion risk assessments, aiding in the production of MTPs and PARs to apply for funding for sea defence improvements. He has significant experience in producing sediment budgets, writing a number of papers on the subject. He is also one of the lecturers on the Lancaster University and JBA PgCert course on coastal erosion and flood risk management.
Graham Kenn BSc MSc CEng MICE CEnv MCIWEM C.WEM
Graham has over 13 years’ consultancy experience, working on the detailed design, options appraisal and strategy development for numerous coastal and fluvial defence schemes around the UK. He has extensive coastal engineering design expertise and has developed detailed designs for beach control structures, rock armour revetments, breakwaters, causeways and sea walls. He also co-delivers the Lancaster University and JBA PgCert course on coastal erosion and flood risk management.