Continuous Research and Development on armouring technologies comes in two time scales:
Systematic implementation of feedbacks from Technical Assistance onsite or from stability hydraulic model tests performed in a laboratory : hence the constant evolution of CLI documentation as well as training provided by CLI specialists.
A more structured and basic research to improve the performances of CLI technologies : ACCROBERM™ blocks are the result of a reflection on how to reduce the environmental footprint of breakwaters on the seabed, increase the toe stability compared to already existing solutions and make the construction of the breakwater toe easier.
In addition, digital technologies which process data and communication are an integral part of CLI solutions.
The CLI CERTIFICATIONTOOL includes a database which enables all parties involved in the project, to share in real time the information and the progress of the Quality Control of the breakwater works.