Coastal and Shoreline Engineering
Prickly Bay development, Grenada
Keywords: Risk Analysis, Detailed Design Waterside Development, Coastal Engineering Shoreline Protection.
Client, Architect & Other Organisations
Prickly Bay Waterside Ltd
Richard Hywel Evans Architects
King Shaw (Structural Engineers)
Prickly Bay Marina
Location of Prickly Bay Waterside Development
Prickly Bay Waterside Limited is a luxury property development of seven marine houses, fourteen lawn properties, a marina, hotel, club and a number of condominiums on the eastern side of the inlet on the Caribbean island of Grenada. The marina properties are located on individual open piled structures which extend into the bay and these are vulnerable to wave and surge conditions associated with Tropical Storms and Hurricanes. Wave loading in conjunction with elevated water levels during a storm surge was seen as an important risk which could cause damage to the building structure, the architectural items such and the glazing and cladding, personal property and the building services.
Scope of Work
Edenvale Young Associates Ltd (JYA Ltd) was appointed to undertake a number of preliminary and design studies associated with the marine engineering. The scope of works included an assessment of the wave climate. A significant element of the project was to advise on wave loads on the sub-structure, superstructure and fascade of the buildings and the viability of the structure during storm conditions in the bay. This work was used to form a risk assessment for the development The methodology for assessing risk was based upon and adapted from "Control of Risk, A Guide to the Systematic Management of Risk from Construction (CIRIA 1996) and Construction Risk in Coastal Engineering (Thomas Telford, DETR and HR Wallingford 1998). The economic impact was incorporated in the risk assessment to give a quantative overview of a number of engineering options which could be used to reduce the risk of damage to the property.