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Secant Pile Top-Down Construction for a Drainage Channel in Puerto Rico: A DFI OPA Finalist

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In this article in the DFI’s Deep Foundations Magazine, (Mar/Apr 2012) a considerable benefit was provided to the owner client through a value engineering proposal on a flood control project for one of the busiest ports in the Caribbean. Bechara Industrial Area, Puerto Nuevo Port Facility and the Puerto Rico Maritime Shipping Authority Dock required drainage control for  a facility channel.  The alternate VE proposal involved top-down construction methodology and redesigned drainage culvert geometry with two parallel 2,000 linear ft (lf) (600 m) secant walls installed on each side of the culvert.  MSB’s design utilizing CFA Secant Piles, accelerated the project schedule and saved costs over the base bid option.  The client achieved it’s goals to minimize the impact of construction to the port and dock users, thanks to MSB’s  construction methodology and work sequencing that prevented barriers to port traffic.

Secant Pile Top-Down Construction for a Drainage Channel in Puerto Rico: An OPA Finalist

Deep Foundations Mar/Apr 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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