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Planning and geology in a coastal plain
Baeteman, C.; Paepe, R. (1991). Planning and geology in a coastal plain. Bull. Belg. Ver. Geologie = Bull. Soc. Belg. Geol. 100(1-2): 195-201
In: Bulletin van de Belgische Vereniging voor Geologie = Bulletin de la Société Belge de Géologie. Belgische Vereniging voor Geologie = Société Belge de Géologie: Brussel. ISSN 0379-1807, more

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    Coastal zone; Geology; Planning; ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]; Marine

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    Holocene coastal plain deposits are characterized by frequent lateral and vertical facies changes. From a geotechnical point of view, the deposits are very sensitive to compaction, because the moisture content is very high and the bearing capacity very low. These characteristics are at the origin of many technical (and financial) problems when buildings and infrastructural elements are constructed. However, when considering land-use planning with regard to the geological setting, many problems can be avoided. Two examples of road planning, and construction in relation to the occurrence of sand-filled channels are discussed, using profiletype maps as a basic source of information

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