Concrete is used for durability and increased facility life of marine structures. Forming and labor for deck systems above water are a major part of marine construction costs. This article reviews some special details of composite deck systems (CDS) for marine structures and compares the cost of a cast-in-place deck system (CIPDS) to a CDS. Construction techniques were developed from working with different contractors on several projects to produce a deck system that reduced construction costs through labor savings while providing the structural integrity required for a marine structure. Use of both systems by the same contractor on the same project provided a good comparison of the cost of the 2 systems. Cost savings in forming pile caps and deck slabs compared with the CIPDS cap and deck slabs are illustrated.


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Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 57-61
  • Serial:
    • Concrete International
    • Volume: 21
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: American Concrete Institute (ACI)
    • ISSN: 0162-4075

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  • Accession Number: 00781920
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 6 2000 12:00AM