Sheet piling design for temporary use is carried out following BW5975 – the Code of Practice for Temporary Works Procedures – and the CDM (2015) Regulations. All bases are covered, from acceptance of the sheet piling brief and design checking and certification to final handover of works to the principal contractor or client.
The permanent use of sheet piling has become more and more common, especially concerning steel-intensive underground basement structures. We at Southern Sheet Piling possess the expertise to be involved with the largest, most complex projects involving permanent sheet piling. If you would like to learn more about what we can do for you, give us a call now.
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Sheet piling is commonly used in permanent and temporary situations where a retaining wall is required to reinforce soft ground conditions or shore up deep excavations. It is typically used in situations including the creation of:
Temporary sheet piles are often used to shore up excavations, shielding workers or assets while construction work takes place. Conversely, permanent sheet piles usually serve as retaining walls and offer a long service life in non-corrosive environments. Lifespan can be increased by increasing wall thickness or adding an epoxy coating to protect from corrosive environments.
For sheet pile cofferdams, walls are built to create a dam or cofferdam. In doing so, an excavation can be dewatered, allowing for construction below groundwater.
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