Marine Construction

Marine Construction

Understanding Walers: What is a Waler?

by Roxie Comstock Walers are structural beams mounted flush to the deck of the Unifloat concrete floating dock from Bellingham Marine. They attach to the float by long rods threaded at the ends. Called “through rods,” they span the width of the float and are held in place with washers […]

Marine Construction

Coastal Construction Manual

This manual includes: Design guidance for breakaway wall enclosures Design equations and procedures and listings of the computer programs used in the manual Revision of the design procedures to reflect the 1982 ANSI standards and other recent design information A chapter on larger structures (mid-rise and high-rise buildings) A sample construction […]

Marine Construction

Low Cost Shore Protection

The erosion problems that are experienced today are often caused by failure to recognize that shorelines have always been areas of continuous and sometimes dramatic change. This lack of understanding of shoreline processes has been catastrophic for many property owners, both private and public. An objective of this report is […]

Marine Construction

Highways in the Coastal Environment

This report provides guidance for the analysis, planning, design and operation of highways in the coastal environment. The focus is on roads near the coast that are always, or occasionally during storms, influenced by coastal tides and waves. A primary goal of this report is the integration of coastal engineering […]