Hence economic growth requires more and more investments in the harbor area, especially nearby waterfront structures, a special attention must be taken into account regarding proper infrastructure design for structures with high vertical loads. At the same time, we have to consider the good behavior of the new design structures and also their impact on the existing nearby waterfront infrastructure. Being adjacent to waterfront structures and due to the limited available space, these structures are typically tall and narrow, and exert average soil pressures on the order of 300KPa. These loads can only be accommodated by ground with an adequate bearing capacity. This publication presents case studies of waterfront projects like grain silos storage facility. Available results for the certification and monitoring of the works are also presented, as well as other considerations based on the author’s experience.
The use of composite systems in protecting, preserving and maintaining historical monuments has become more and more used. There are several consolidation procedures with fiber-reinforced polymeric polymers that can be applied as required or on the basis of the basic material (concrete, masonry, wood, etc.). Besides the many advantages it provides, the application of composite systems in the rehabilitation of heritage buildings and historical monuments requires minimal workmanship. More and more cities are actively involved in the rehabilitation and preservation of heritage buildings and historical monuments by launching good practice guides to preserve local cultural heritage by applying composite elements as robust as possible without the need to modify the overall dimensions of the buildings through a classic covering.