Thursday, March 21, 2013 -- 2:00 PM EDT

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Geosynthetics in the Coastal Environment

Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM EDT

City of Ft. Pierce Marina

Island Breakwater Creation


This instructional webinar will provide attendees with knowledge on the use of geotextile containers and polymeric marine mattresses for island breakwater creation.  On-site project experience from the City of Ft. Pierce Marina in Florida will be shared.


This project features a permanent wave barrier, configured as a carefully sculpted, but naturally appearing, artificial island breakwater.  This solution was proposed to protect the marina from a 100-year storm event, as mandated by FEMA regulations. 

  • 12 island breakwaters and 1 peninsular structure storm protection system
  • 10,700 lf - Geotextile Tubes
  • 250,000 sq. ft. - Polymeric Marine Mattresses
  • 100-year Storm Protection
  • Positive Environmental Impact
  • Aesthetically Pleasing
A non-credit 0.15 CEU certificate will be offered.