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d. Part V. "Coastal Project Planning and Design" starts with chapters discussing the planning and
design process and site characterization. Following these general chapters are ones discussing the planning
and design of shore protection projects (including coastal armoring, beach restoration, beach stabilization and
coastal flood protection projects), beach fill, navigation projects (including defining the fleet, entrance
channel, inner harbor elements, structures, sedimentation, maintenance, and management), and environmental
enhancement projects (including laws, regulations, and authorities, issues, alternative approaches, planning,
and design). A final chapter outlines conditions and regulations unique to USACE projects in the United
e. Part VI. "Design of Coastal Project Elements" includes chapters discussing philosophy of coastal
structure design, the various types and function of coastal structures, site conditions, materials, design
fundamentals, reliability, and the design of specific project elements (including a sloping-front structure,
vertical-front structure, beach fill, floating structure, pile structure, and a pipeline and outfall structure.
f. Appendix A. The "Glossary of Coastal Terminology" has been compiled from numerous sources and
lists terms found throughout the CEM. Note that there is no single, comprehensive list of mathematical terms
and symbols. Each CEM chapter has its own symbol list.
g. Updates. The CEM is intended to be a "living document" and to be updated periodically as advances
in the field render the existing chapters obsolete or inadequate. Comments and suggestions should be
addressed to the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, CEERD-HC-S.
Camfield, F. E. 1988. "Technology Transfer The Shore Protection Manual," Journal of Coastal Research,
4(3), pp 335-338.
Pope, J. 1993. "Replacing the SPM: The Coastal Engineering Manual." The State of the Art of Beach
Nourishment, Proceedings, 6th Annual National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology, Florida
Shore and Beach Preservation Association, Tallahassee, FL, pp 319-334.
Pope, J. 1998. "Replacing the SPM: The Coastal Engineering Manual." PIANC Bulletin, No. 97, pp 43-46.
USACE 1954. Shore Protection Planning and Design, Technical Report No. 4, Beach Erosion Board,
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.
Shore Protection Manual 1984
Shore Protection Manual, 4th ed., 2 Vol., U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station,
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1,088 p.
The Coastal Engineering Manual