A steel sheet pile cofferdam has been built around the HMS Alliance, a British submarine launched in 1945. The cofferdam will be infilled to create a safe place to perform restoration work. [Source: New Civil Engineer. Image: NCE]
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.
A study by CH2M Hill commissioned by the Municipality of Anchorage found that the partially constructed open-cell sheet pile system is “not adequately designed to meet global stability and seismic displacements based on the design […]