Bulkheads: Are They Always Needed?

Facility inspections can sometimes reveal unexpected opportunities to think outside the box. A team of engineer divers inspected over 30,000 linear feet of bulkheads for the U.S. Coast Guard. The inspections took place at more than 45 U.S. Coast Guard facilities located throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes. The work identified over $21 million in recommended maintenance to the bulkheads. From the perspective of the engineers, the costs associated with bulkhead maintenance were astounding. The findings warranted closer scrutiny of the bulkhead inventory and more extensive research to determine viable solutions to reduce expenses for future maintenance of bulkheads at the U.S. Coast Guard facilities.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 451-458
  • Monograph Title: Ports 2016: Port Planning and Development

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01605707
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479919
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2016 3:03PM