Marine Construction

Marine Construction

The Future of Steel Sheet Pile

View the complete version here. By Lee Wilczynski In a couple months I will be in my 80th year.  When I think about the changes in my life time, it is truly incredible. I remember the ice man delivering ice for our ice box now called refrigerators, milk delivery by […]

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Cost Effective Timber Pile Bridge Repairs

View complete article here. Based on MDOT data States like Minnesota have hundreds of timber pile bridges. County engineers are responsible to maintain and repair these bridges. Yet, there are few resources that focus on bridge repair. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MDOT) developed a report that analyzed the number […]

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Top 3 Living Shoreline Solutions for Marine Contractors

by Peter DiLalla, Marine Underwriter ProSight Specialty Insurance A living shoreline is made of mostly native, aquatic plants with deep roots and can help restore damaged sections of the coast. Constructing living shorelines includes the following three advantages for marine contractors. Protects Against Erosion When a large body of water crashes […]

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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 […]