PORT STRUCTURES - AN ANALYSIS OF COSTS AND DESIGN OF QUAY WALLS, LOCKS AND TRANSIT SHEDS

In order to explore the possibility of reducing the cost of constructing certain port structures the National Ports Council, in May 1967, appointed Messrs. Bertlin and Partners to determine the special features of maritime structures which have led to high construction and maintenance costs. The consultants were also asked to recommend means whereby the overall cost of construction and maintenance of port structures over their useful working life could be reduced having particular regard to the uncertainty as to the duration of useful life of such structures. Investigations were limited to quay walls, locks and transit sheds with particular reference to a typical shed 180 x 45 x 6 metres clear height (600 x 150 x 20 feet). The report is in two volumes, the first described the complete study and includes the conclusions and recommend- ations and the second contains the technical data including details of all structures studied and some summaries of codes of engineering practice which have been compared in detail.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Ports Council

    17 North Audley Street
    London W1Y 1WE,   England 

    Little (Arthur D), Incorporated

    Acorn Park
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02140
  • Publication Date: 1970-5

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  • Accession Number: 00007594
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1974 12:00AM