Marine Construction

Marine Construction

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 […]

Marine Construction

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 […]

Marine Construction

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 […]