Making Better Buildings: A Comparative Guide to Sustainable by Chris Magwood, Jen Feigin

By Chris Magwood, Jen Feigin

A lot has been written in regards to the person elements of sustainable construction, yet how do you deliver all of it jointly right into a well-designed entire? Drawing on vast hands-on event, Making larger structures systematically describes the real-world implications of the preferred eco-friendly and typical construction fabrics and methods, objectively providing the professionals, cons and total viability of every. An necessary source.

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19b). This method was used to reduce the penetration depth of 1067 mm OD tubular steel piles used in the breasting dolphins of the Britoil Marine Terminal in Cromarty Firth. 5 m of loose silty sand for a further 16 m into a dense silty sand with gravel and cobbles. 25 m drop of the 10 tonne ram. 6 m penetration. 19 Increasing the bearing capacity of steel piles with welded-on wings (a) H-section wings welded to H-section pile (b) T-section wings welded to tubular pile. 42 Types of pile Driving resistance (blows/200 mm) 0 50 100 150 Sea bed 200 TP3 – 1 067 mm OD × 32 mm wall thickness (50 mm at shoe) open-end steel tube TP4 – 1 067 mm OD as TP3 but with 6 no.

Hollow-section piles can be driven with open ends. 3). It is not always necessary to fill hollow-section piles with concrete. 4). Concrete filling may be undesirable in marine structures where resilience, rather than rigidity, is required to deal with bending and impact forces. Where hollow-section piles are required to carry high compressive loads they may be driven with a closed end to develop the necessary end-bearing resistance over the pile base area. Where deep penetrations are required they may be driven with open ends and with the interior of the pile closed by a stiffened steel plate bulkhead located at a predetermined height above the toe.

Concrete filling may be undesirable in marine structures where resilience, rather than rigidity, is required to deal with bending and impact forces. Where hollow-section piles are required to carry high compressive loads they may be driven with a closed end to develop the necessary end-bearing resistance over the pile base area. Where deep penetrations are required they may be driven with open ends and with the interior of the pile closed by a stiffened steel plate bulkhead located at a predetermined height above the toe.

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