About two-thirds of a 57-km-long “fence” of sheet piling has already been driven to encircle polluted industrial sites in Porto Marghera that flow into a 550-sq-kilometer lagoon. [Source: ENR: Engineering News Record. Image: Peter Reina, ENR]
The North American Steel Sheet Piling Association (NASSPA) has released a Sheet Piling Installation Manual. It has a nice overview of different hammer systems and covers issues such as driving systems and methods, templates, cofferdams, driving corrections, driving assistance and extraction. (Photo courtesy of NASSPA)
NASSPA promotes the use of steel sheet piling through the development and dissemination of technical information. This guide was compiled to assist the designer, contractor, or owner with the construction of steel sheet pile walls.
From the report summary: Although exploratory borings and engineering studies during design are an integral part of foundation engineering, the axial resistance of a driven pile foundation is ultimately determined by the criteria used to […]