Construction of Marine and Offshore Structures

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CRC Press, 2007 M03 5 - 840 pages
For two decades, Ben Gerwick's ability to capture the current state of practice and present it in a straightforward, easily digestible manner has made Construction of Marine and Offshore Structures the reference of choice for modern civil and maritime construction engineers. The third edition of this perennial bestseller continues to be the most mo

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Contents

Chapter 1 Physical Environmental Aspects of Marine and Offshore Construction
15
Seafloor and Marine Soils
49
Chapter 3 Ecological and Societal Impacts of Marine Construction
69
Chapter 4 Materials and Fabrication for Marine Structures
79
Chapter 5 Marine and Offshore Construction Equipment
117
Chapter 6 Marine Operations
161
Chapter 7 Seafloor Modifications and Improvements
225
Chapter 8 Installation of Piles in Marine and Offshore Structure
255
Chapter 15 Installation of Submarine Pipelines
583
Chapter 16 Plastic and Composite Pipelines and Cables
627
Chapter 17 Topside Installation
633
Chapter 18 Repairs to Marine Structures
643
Chapter 19 Strengthening Existing Structures
659
Chapter 20 Removal and Salvage
671
Chapter 21 Constructibility
681
Chapter 22 Construction in the Deep Sea
717

Chapter 9 Harbor River and Estuary Structures
319
Chapter 10 Coastal Structures
399
Steel Jackets and Pin Piles
433
GravityBase Structures
479
Chapter 13 Permanently Floating Structures
533
Chapter 14 Other Applications of Marine and Offshore Construction Technology
553
Chapter 23 Arctic Marine Structures
751
References
793
Index
797
Back cover
815
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