Marinas & Ports
Marinas and Ports are battered by underwater forces every minute of the day. Your coastal infrastrustructure is a lifeline to safety, economic activity and supply chains. We assess risks to your existing infrastructure as well as support revitalization, new development and expansion projects.
These coastal infrastructures are vital to economic development across the region. By engaging our team to examine how underwater forces and usage are affecting supports, pilings, and materials as well as how natural phenomena like storm surge, climate change and wave patterns affect stability, you can prevent most potential issues so they won’t impact the movement of goods and people, right when you most need economic productivity.
Early Days As Sir Charles Williams and his partners set out in the early 1990’s to develop a parcel of land on the west coast of Barbados into the first luxury residential marina on the island, nature placed an obstacle that threatened to derail their plans. On this pristine stretch of coastline, beach sediments flowSeptember 1, 2021 Read more
A Conversation with Senior Coastal Engineer Elisabeth Mondon about Nature-Based Solutions for Disaster Risk Reduction
Meet Elisabeth Mondon, Senior Coastal Engineer The rapidly changing climate and threat of increased sea level rise have generated not only heightened awareness about the need for coastal protection, but also renewed creativity in how to approach it. Smith Warner’s Senior Coastal Engineer Elisabeth Mondon has worked on hydrological and ocean engineering projects on someSeptember 1, 2021 Read more
Whether you own a resort, a villa or a piece of untouched waterfront land, intelligent investments in your shoreline can open new doors. Read on to learn more. Unlocking the Full Potential of Your Waterfront PropertyMarch 4, 2021 Read more
But there are things you can do to prevent the worst. Here are lessons learnt and a list of do’s and don’t’s to protect our coastlines from hurricane waves, based on over 30 years of experience. Resorts, governments and waterfront property owners around the Caribbean will find this useful. This article was written by ourAugust 11, 2020 Read more