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Sheet Pile Driving Tips

Pile Buck’s suggested tips for sheet pile driving. Click here for sheet pile design software.   First … Read your Soil Borings/SPT’s to anticipate “possible” driving conditions. Inspect your sheets. Work only with undamaged sheets. Piles must be straight or driving will be difficult. All sheets should be inspected for […]

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Dredging Equipment Guide

View the complete article here. The process of removing loose to compacted sediments and debris from the bottom of lakes, rivers, and harbors is paramount to the maintenance and expansion of navigation channels. The dredging of various bodies of water can also be utilized to reduce fish, wildlife, and people’s […]

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Steel Sheet Piling Corrosion and Protection

In marine construction environments, steel sheet pilings are exposed to a host of natural influences that can impact their useful service lives. Corrosion represents one inevitable factor which engineers and marine contractors must consider when designing, installing, or working around these structural sections. Because damage stemming from corroded steel can […]

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Cellular Cofferdams Vital to Marine Construction

You can find more in-depth information regarding cofferdams here. Cellular cofferdams are essential to the construction of dams, locks, wharfs, bridge piers, and other marine structures. Used to dewater large areas while maintaining a navigation pool, these cofferdams serve as a high or moderately high head dam for an extended […]

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Sheet Pile Design by Pile Buck

When it was first published in 1986, the Pile Buck Steel Sheet Piling Design Manual quickly became the standard man- ual for sheet piling design. It came at a time when the manufacturers’ published manuals on the subject were rapidly becoming a thing of the past, in the U.S. at […]

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Seawalls, Bulkheads, and Quaywalls

Basic criteria for the design of seawalls, bulkheads, and quaywalls is presented for use by experienced engineers. The contents cover general topics including selection factors, as well as detailed design considerations for various types of seawalls, bulkheads, and quaywalls. A discussion of special considerations is included.  

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Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal

This manual provides an inventory of the dredging equipment and disposal techniques used in the United States and provides guidance for activities associated with new work and maintenance projects. This manual also presents engineering and design guidance for use on both new work and maintenance dredging projects. The guidance is […]

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Types of Sheet Pile

The term sheet piling refers to any retaining wall type that is a) installed into the ground by driving or pushing, rather than pouring or injection, and b) is of relatively thin cross-section and low weight so that the weight of the wall does not assist in the wall’s stability. The modern […]