Many large-scale projects for floating and submerged structures in the Ocean are based on the use of concrete as the primary structural material. As stated by the author, concrete is the ideal material for such applications because of its durability, rigidity, economy, favorable mode of failure, freedom from vibration and condensation, insulating qualities, behavior at low temperature and mass. The economical and expeditious construction of such structures depends on the adoption of imaginative construction procedures appropriate to the scale and demands of the work, yet capable of insuring the absolute integrity of the completed structure. The transport and installation of such structures in the ocean likewise require the adoption of the latest techniques from offshore drilling and marine construction, transformed into new dimensions in order to insure control. The material presented in this paper suggests procedures for the more practicable construction of large scale ocean structures using concrete. Techniques for assembly and launching structures and methods of fabrication and installation are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at ASCE Annual and Environmental Engineering Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 13-19, 1969. Abstract prepared by Texas A&M University.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Gerwick Jr, B C
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

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  • Accession Number: 00050932
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE # 7991 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM