World's Largest Installation of Fabric-Formed Pile Jackets

by Eduardo W. Bindhoff, (M.ASCE), Vice Pres.; Intrusion-Prepakt (Intl), Inc., Cleveland, Ohio,
John C. King, (F.ASCE), Consulting Engr.; Cleveland, Ohio,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1982, Vol. 52, Issue 3, Pg. 68-70

Document Type: Feature article


One major feature of fabric forming is permeability. One application of this technique is protective encasement of steel H and pipe piles at a major pier in Chile. The Huachipato Pier is used for unloading raw materials required for the manufacture of steel and for loading the steel products produced by Compania de Acero del Pacifico S.A.

Subject Headings: Piles | Steel piles | Piers | Fabrics | Steel pipes | Pipelines | Pipe piles | Developing countries | Chile | South America

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