Northern Harbors and Small Ports: Operation and Maintenance

Northern Harbors and Small Ports: Operation and Maintenance

Alan Sorum

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Harbormasters at small ports, especially in northern areas, will find this book invaluable in day-to-day operation and long-term maintenance of their harbors. The chief difference for northern harbors is the need for more robust structures built to withstand the severe climate. Topics include maintenance planning, repair and maintenance techniques, conducting inspections, harbor and port structures, construction materials, and effect of the environment on materials and structures. Other subjects are hazardous materials, utilities, harbor economics, safety, and creating a resource library. Author Alan Sorum is port director in Valdez, Alaska.

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