NEWS: Registration is now open for our next CPD Webinar based on the use of LECA® Lightweight Fill within Quayside Construction.
When constructing a quayside and coastal development, soft ground conditions often call for the use of lighter fills to guard against slide or deformation which can damage structures. A number of solid berth structures have been successfully built over recent years using LECA® Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate (LWA).
It can be used to an advantage in many quay designs such as sheet pile, sheet pile cell and caisson structures and is also used as fill replacement in solid berth structures when quayside waters are dredged to greater depths. The stresses and strain of a fluctuating tide to a retaining structure can also be reduced with LECA® LWA limiting horizontal pressures from the material being retained.
CPD Webinar Session
During this session our technical team will highlight what makes LECA® LWA an effective and resource saving solution within large scale quayside construction.
This will include the premier of the Blackpool Revisited Video Case Study where over 4000m3 of LECA LWA was specified to provide robust coastal protection - saving over £250,000 for the local Lancashire Council.
Key areas for webinar:
- Why lightweight aggregate is suitable for Quayside development
- What additional strength does lightweight fill offer for quayside protection
- Case studies where LECA® LWA has been applied to Quayside design in the UK
- Technical specification and certification
- Q&A session with the technical team
*This webinar will be recorded and all attendees will receive a CPD Certificate.
Learn more about how sea coasts can be protected with high impact absorbent lightweight solutions in many quay designs such as sheet pile, sheet pile cell and caisson structures and can also used as a sustainable fill replacement in solid berth structures.