Underwater Pile Hammers
Organization: Deep Foundations Institute
Jan 1, 2013
Driving piles in under water applications has become more common place over the past twenty years. Where only a water depth reachable with a follower or dewatered cofferdam was the rule in the past, newer technologies developed for the offshore oil and gas industry have made depths of even several thousand feet possible offering new possibilities in foundation design and installation. With the new technology, engineers can now more efficiently design structures by placing foundations optimally thereby reducing weight and cost of the overall structure.