Marine Construction

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

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 […]

Marine Construction

Cellular Cofferdams Vital to Marine Construction

You can find more in-depth information regarding cofferdams here. Cellular cofferdams are essential to the construction of dams, locks, wharfs, bridge piers, and other marine structures. Used to dewater large areas while maintaining a navigation pool, these cofferdams serve as a high or moderately high head dam for an extended […]

Marine Construction

Sheet Pile Design by Pile Buck

When it was first published in 1986, the Pile Buck Steel Sheet Piling Design Manual quickly became the standard man- ual for sheet piling design. It came at a time when the manufacturers’ published manuals on the subject were rapidly becoming a thing of the past, in the U.S. at […]