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Wooden port structures for the 21st century



Title: Wooden port structures for the 21st century
Author(s): M. Yamada
Paper category : conference
Book title: RILEM International Symposium on Environment-Conscious Materials and Systems for Sustainable Development
Editor(s): N. Kashino and Y. Ohama
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-55-1
e-ISBN: 2912143640
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2004
Pages: 409 - 414
Total Pages: 6
Nb references: 10
Language: English


Abstract: Wood is a natural environment-conscious material and expected to be used extensively for infrastructure in sustainable societies in the 21st century. As the forest stocks in industrialized countries are increasing, more use of wood is recommended from environmental aspect. Wood deteriorates in seawater due to marine borers, but this biodegradability makes an advantage in some situations. Possible applications of wood in port structures such as open wharves, partition seawalls for reclamation, fishing banks and so forth are described in this paper.


Online publication: 2004-11-24
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2912143640.049