Stephen Fort


Stephen Fort is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Geologist and RoGEP Adviser with extensive specialist technical and management experience gained over the last 35 years in many aspects of geotechnical, coastal and infrastructure engineering in the UK and overseas. Stephen has worked on many coastal landslide stabilisation and coast protection schemes and studies around the UK including; Lyme Regis, the Isle of Wight, the New Forest, N Yorkshire. Stephen is Atkins` Technical Authority on Coastal & Landslide Engineering and is the author of 20 technical papers, many of which are on coastal issues.

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The importance of geology and geotechnics on coast protection and slope stabilisation

The presentation will focus on the importance of understanding the influence of geology and geotechnics through appropriate investigation and design. This is required to inform the selection, design, construction and future resilience of a scheme. Through a number of case studies, the influence of the three E`s - engineering, environment and economics - will be described, all of which need to be satisfied to ensure the success of a project.