Marine Construction

Marine Construction

Marine Construction

Using Large Stone in Marine Construction Projects

View the complete article here. Stone is a popular choice in construction, particularly for projects involving protection against water.  Large stones are often used to protect embankments, levees, river banks and engineered features against erosion.  They may also be used in the construction of dams, breakwaters, and other large structures. […]

Marine Construction

Pile Guide Part 2 – Sheet Piles

View the complete version here. See part I here. Introduction Sheet piles are, by definition, structural units which when connected one to another, will form a continuous wall, generally for retaining earth or excluding water. Interlocking devices formed as part of the manufactured product provide the wall continuity. Sheet piling […]

Marine Construction

Basics of Coastal Engineering

  View complete article here. Coastal engineering is a highly specialized type of engineering that is designed to address both natural and man-made changes in coastal zones. A well-considered coastal engineering solution can provide the structural and non-structural protection against coastal changes, and can maximize beneficial effects while minimizing adverse […]

Marine Construction

Marine Railways / Patent Slips Guide

Marine railways, or patent slips, are inclined planes that extend from the shoreline into the water, with a geared hauling machine used to pull vessels out of the water through a combination of horizontal and vertical movements. Marine railways are a less expensive alternative to dry docks for marine vessel […]

Marine Construction

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 […]