Construction of Offshore Structures

Construction of Offshore Structures

by Ben C. Gerwick Jr.


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Construction of Offshore Structures by Ben C. Gerwick Jr.

Brings together, in a coherent body of work, state-of-the-art knowledge in the many engineering disciplines related to offshore construction. Covers the conception, planning, preparation, and execution of a wide variety of offshore structures while considering the impact of environmental conditions affecting projects, from tropical to arctic, coastal to deep sea. Also recognizes ecological, political, and social constraints as well as primary technical and economical requirements. Structures considered include offshore platforms in steel and concrete, submarine pipelines, ocean moorings, deep-water bridge piers, and submerged templates. Several hundred sketches and photographs and selected bibliography enhance its practical value.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471297055
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/21/1987
Series: Wiley Series of Practical Construction Guides Series , #52
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 0.79(w) x 3.43(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Physical Environmental Aspects of Offshore Construction.

Geotechnical Aspects: Seafloor Soils.

Protection of the Natural and Built Environment: Constraints on Construction.

Materials and Fabrication.

Offshore Construction Equipment.

Marine Operations.

Seafloor Improvements.

Installation of Offshore Piles.

Offshore Platforms: Steel Jackets and Piles.

Concrete Offshore Platforms (Gravity-based Structures).

Other Applications of Offshore Structures.

Installation of Steel Submarine Pipelines.

Nonsteel Pipelines and Cables.

Topside Construction.

Underwater Repairs.

Strengthening Existing Platforms.

Salvage and Removal.


Construction in the Deep Sea.

Arctic Marine Structures.


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