In highly populated areas there is limited space for construction and structures. Quiet and vibrationless installation in the shortest possible time was given by the use of sheet piling in this case.
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120 foot-high PZ sheet pile wall with Wadit installed in interlocks.
In remote and wet environments such as this above, steel sheet piling’s ease of handling makes it the construction method of choice.
A new port is built in dry conditions. The sheet piling is coated for extended service life. Bollards and ladders could be easily installed in and on the sheet piling.
Steel sheet piling can be combined to form small diameter closed boxes that can accommodate the construction of load bearing foundations and/or retaining walls. Originally developed for use as a support system for motorway sign gantries, the concept has also been used to create foundation piles for bridges, retaining walls and isolation barriers/enclosures.
Steel sheet piling is often the first choice for construction projects where a supported excavation is required. The fundamental ease of use that steel offers is easily incorporated as a strategic building system in temporary works situations. The flexibility to extract and re-use sheet piles makes them an effective product in many design and construction situations/environments. In many instances, significant cost reductions and overall program savings can be realized by designing the temporary sheet pile structure as the permanent works.
Temporary structure for a construction site; heavy traffic wasn’t allowed on main road. 40-ton dump trucks crossed this bridge for about a year.
Combined sheet piling walls such as this above offer incredible strength and ease of construction.
Steel piling corner connectors such as that pictured above allow sheet piling to be connected with incredible ease, strength and no need of welding. Construction time can be significantly shortened leading to cost savings.
The oil platform below provides an example of a permanent sheet piling structure. Sheet piling chosen because impact on nature should be minimized during and after construction. During construction: no spill of concrete or similar material and quick installation. After installation: sheet piling forms a constant tight barrier to keep possible oil-spill inside and water outside the structure.
Ramp to an industrial facility allows every desired shape and necessary height.
Steel sheet piling wall is used not only as a retaining wall, but also to carry the loads of the sea-side crane rail. This is an example how to use vertical bearing capacity of the sheet piling to improve the quay construction. Additional durability is given by applying a protective coating to the steel structure.
Steel pipes connected together are a growing construction alternative because of their high strength and the low cost of steel pipes and their ease of driving. This dock in Siberia, Russia is an example of steel being the construction material of choice for some of the harshest climates and conditions around the world.
Recent advances in pile driving technology such as this angle driver above has led to virtually unlimited construction possibilities with steel sheet piling.
Around the world, port designers are increasingly using steel sheet piling on projects such as the above port construction.
A deep-sea port is constructed with cells of flat sheet piling. The cells are placed on stable bedrock, no big embedment depth is needed.
Germany is a world leader in steel sheet piling design and construction. The Bremerhaven, Germany container terminal is using steel sheet piling for its port and breakwater construction.
Steel sheet piling is perfectly suited for driving in urban environments such as that pictured above due to new driving methods that are extremely quiet.
In terms of pure strength, no construction method can as efficiently match steel sheet piling. This combined sheet piling wall using king pile beams is one example of why port designers wanting superior strength look to steel first.
Steel sheet piling is manufactured to precise specifications and can be custom made and delivered to fit the exact needs of any project.
SSP bulkheads serve as critical solutions, providing safe working sites for restoration and rehabilitation projects in a variety of marine and riverine environments.
Loading facility, sheet piling were chosen to form a quay to load and unload material. Floating water will not erode the head of the quay during its service life. Quick installation allows fast use of the platform.
Circular cells made of steel sheet piling carry heavy loads at a construction site dock. As cells are auto stable, no anchors are necessary.
Corner connections for steel sheet pile such as this above in most cases do not even need to be welded and can simply be driven and slid down to connect steel sheets making for an extremely quick and strong construction method valued by contractors and pile drivers around the world.
A main wall is built and anchored by tie-rods to a rear wall also made of sheet piling. The construction of the main wall was done with floating barges, no landfill was necessary in advance.
Steel sheet piling is the construction method of choice for port renovations and reconstructions such as this docking structure above.
A retaining wall with a radius can be constructed by using standard or specially manufactured sheet piling material. Whether straight or radius, a retaining wall can be constructed by using standard or specially manufactured sheet piling material.
Whether a port is shallow water like that above or a deep water port, steel sheet piling is increasingly the port designer and marine engineer’s choice for ease and low cost construction.
SSP bulkheads can be created to accommodate a variety of structures for the reclamation and extension of marine facilities located on or adjacent to water bodies.
SSP can be used for the support and protection of river banks, lock and sluice construction, as well as, flood protection. The product’s ease of use, ability to be driven through water and overall life cycle make SSP a good, economical alternative as a river waterway and flood control system.
Steel sheet piling is a tested material in the construction of quay walls. The SSP system can easily be designed to cater to heavy vertical loads and large bending moments.
Historically used as temporary support for the construction of pumping stations, steel sheet piling can also be designed as the permanent structure with savings in both time and cost.
If there is a need to protect a structure against the impact of waves, sheet piling can be used for this purpose.
The use of sheet piling enables the safe and complete removal of all temporary retaining structures. Only the intended object stays at the site. After the piling has been pulled out, multiple re-use is possible.
With unparalleled versatility, steel sheet piling can be used for almost any construction application.
O-sheet piling such as that above offers incredible strength to weight ratios. Due to the relatively low cost of steel pipe, this construction method is seeing a large increase around the world.
Whether your port is one of the largest in the world or a simple mooring like in the photo above, steel sheet piling is increasingly the choice for port designers and engineers around the world.
New advances in steel piling water sealants allow for watertight construction projects even in harsh marine environments or in the middle of a river such as the above sheet piling project in Utah.
The installation of sheet piling can be done near existing railway lines, bridges or roads without major interferences. Traffic delays can be reduced to a necessary minimum due to quick installation and minimal space for site installations.
Small and large marinas can be constructed or improved by using sheet piling structures.
Steel sheet piling combined walls using beams as king piles such as this system pictured above offer unparalleled strength for any construction project requiring wall construction capable of handing extremely large horizontal loads .
Construction of a high capacity retaining structure. Cells of flat sheet piling are used as retaining wall because of weak soils in the upper layers and the big design depth of the structure that is to be built.
A temporary cofferdam is used as a watertight barrier to repair and strengthen an existing concrete dam. The cells are standing on solid bedrock and will be removed once the work is finished.
Installation from floating equipment allows greatest possible flexibility. Upgrade or maintenance work can be done fast and easily.
A combined wall solution that shows two different types of anchor systems: horizontal tie rods in the area of lower forces, inclinated friction piling in the zone of heavy loading on the wall. Installation with floating equipment from the water side.
Steel sheet piling has an excellent track record of success in harsh, cold environments such as for Alaskan and Canadian ports.
Due to the chemical and mechanical processes in how it is made, steel sheet piling generally offers much more strength and durability than piling made from concrete.
When it comes to storm protection or protection against erosion effects, sheet piling can match nearly all remedies in residential areas as well as in industrial applications.
Steel sheet piling is so strong and versatile that it can be connected together in an almost infinite number of ways depending on the exact needs and specifications of your construction project.
A watertight barrier, round shape and good connection to the upper part of the structure has lead to the use of sheet piling in this case. Vertical loads are taken by the sheet piling structure.
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