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Using Erosive Forces to Battle Coastal Bluff Erosion, Economically

Monday, February 12
1:40 PM - 2:40 PM

PDH: 1

Location: 102C

Level of Presentation: Intermediate

Gravity, It holds us down everyday. It is persistent and unyielding. It also the force that drives erosion and hence erosion is persistent and unyielding. In the instances of coast banks and steep coastal cliffs we can use the same force that drives erosion to fight erosion. This presentation will go over the applied innovative method developed that uses minimal machinery to stop erosion on steep coastal banks up 130 feet plus!

Gravity, It holds us down everyday. It is persistent and unyielding. It also the force that drives erosion and hence erosion is persistent and unyielding. In the instances of coast banks and steep coastal cliffs we can use the same force that drives erosion to fight erosion. This presentation will go over the applied innovative method developed that uses minimal machinery to stop erosion on steep coastal banks up 130 feet plus!

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Target Audience: Consultant,Contractor,Developer/Builder,Engineer

Joseph McGraw Little

Managing Director
Little Environments PLLC

Joseph Little has extensive experience in salt water pumping, coastal management, water supply, aquaculture, bulk excavation, water intakes, coastal engineering, coastal processes, sediment management, and civil engineering. Some of Joseph’s previous exemplary experience includes importing innovative solutions from abroad for coastal management projects. Joseph has consulted on and managed coastal erosion and engineering projects in Australia, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Massachusetts, Papua New Guinea, and North Carolina. Joseph is a registered engineer in North Carolina and holds a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering Fluids from Clemson University, a Minor in Environmental Engineering from Clemson University, and a Masters in Environmental management from Macquarie University. Joseph is also skilled in geotechnical investigation and geotechnical design. Joseph is experienced in working with a wide range of soils and other various materials with sand being his expertise. Joseph understands geomorphology and hydrogeology of sand and sand deposits. To accompany this, Joseph has experience composing environmental assessments, environmental impact statements, quantity take offs, and consulting on a wide array of environmental issues from inter boundary property erosion issues to structural encroachments to contamination. Joseph’s has contributed to multiple feasibility studies for the application of coastal protection strategies. Joseph’s project management skills relating to bulk material quantities allow for project flexibility and contingency planning. Joseph has created estimating guides for large-scale bulk recyclers to estimate daily the tonnage in their storage piles. Joseph has 10 years of experience managing and solving complicated civil engineering and environmental problems. Joseph is a member of the North Carolina coastal Federation, the NC wildlife federation, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the International Geosynthetics society.

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