Marine Construction

Marine Construction

Pier and Wharf Construction Part I: Facility Planning

View the complete version here. When constructing piers and wharves, the surroundings that support those structures must be taken into account. Some of the factors to consider in the planning stages include location, clearances, operations, landslide approaches, and structural types.  By carefully designing these facilities with all of these factors […]

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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 ….. Review your site investigation reports (whether soil boring, SPT or CPT reports) to anticipate “possible” driving conditions Especially for jobs that are challenging, perform a pile driving simulation to confirm that the […]

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The Design and Construction of Levees

View the complete article here. A levee is an embankment that serves a particular purpose: to provide flood protection from seasonal high water.  Unlike small earth dams, levees are subject to water loading for short periods of time, from a few days to a few weeks per year.  For this […]

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Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal

View complete article here. When new work and maintenance projects require dredging and materials disposal, then specific guidance should be followed for the evaluation of equipment and disposal. This guide is designed to provide an overview of the information that should be considered for these decisions. Design Considerations The operation […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]