Join us for our fifth webinar for 2021. The webinar will consist of 2 presentations followed by a Q&A panel session.
Date and Time: Monday 25th June, 12:30-1:30pm
PART ONE: CFD application for seawall forces (Curtis Marsh, CFD Consultant Engineer)
He graduated from UC in 1994 with a BE(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, then worked in the Alumina industry for ten years as a project/design engineer. While working in Ireland, he gained a Masters studying CFD, modelling flashing flow. Curtis Moved back to NZ in 2005 to set up EngineeringCFD and is now working as a CFD consultant for a wide range of industries.
PART TWO: Natural and Nature Based Coastal Design (Richard Reinen-Hamill, Technical Director Coastal Engineer at Tonkin and Taylor)
Richard is one of New Zealand’s most experienced coastal engineers and coastal hazard specialist and is a longstanding member of the NZCS. Richard has been involved in many of New Zealand’s nature based design projects from the mid 1990’s, including protected planting projects and iconic beach and foreshore restoration projects such as Mission Bay and Torpedo Bay in Auckland and Oriental Bay, Wellington. Most recently he was the Design Director and Coastal Engineer for the Onehunga Foreshore Restoration Project (Taumana Reserve) completed late in 2015.
Richard will be talking about Natural and Nature Based Coastal Design and discussing the thought and design processes for work he has undertaken. He will also overview the upcoming international guidance currently in preparation and that he has assisted with and other resources and tools.
Natural and Nature-based Features have been used for decades to support a variety of objectives in coastal and fluvial systems. Restoration projects supporting floodplain, wetlands, seagrass, oysters and other habitats and communities have been undertaken around the world to restore ecosystem functions. In more recent years, there has been a growing interest in developing technically sound engineering approach for integrating NNBF, in combination with conventional defence systems.