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Posted by MSC on September 5, 2008 at 9:57 AM.
The North American Steel Sheet Piling Association (NASSPA) earlier this year announced the publication of its Best Practices Steel Sheet Piling Installation Guide. This updated and revised manual provides an authoritative guide to the methods of installing steel sheet piling.
The goal is to describe practices that ensure proper steel wall installation, and convey the importance of predicting the “driveability” of sheet piling sections following a thorough evaluation of all ground conditions. The manual presents an inventory of the existing driving systems, from impact hammers to vibratory piling drivers and special systems, and also provides a description of driving methods, ancillary equipment (including guide frames), and all necessary procedures to follow when installing sheet pilings. Finally, some common installation problems are illustrated and several special aspects of driving are briefly outlined.
The guide can be downloaded from the NASSPA web site, www.nasspa.com. A hard copy is available upon request; call 866.658.8667.