From hydrodynamic, wave, sediment transport, and morphology change modelling to breakwaters, ripraps, revetments, and scour protection, Luciano works on the development of numerical models and the design of coastal protection structures. He designs projects that will be exposed to the pressures of global warming, sea level rise, and extreme weather events (such as hurricanes) over the course of their operational design life (up to 100 years).
At a recent project, Luciano designed a new fish habitat to compensate for the expansion of the cruise terminal in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. This multidisciplinary project involved close coordination with Stantec’s Environmental teams—a great example of the complex aspects of planning and designing coastal projects.
When he isn’t working on developing the Coastal group in Canada, Luciano might be spending his free time playing tennis, hiking, or traveling to new places.