American Society of Civil Engineers


Timber Bulkheads



(Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) No. 7)

by James Graham, (editor), (National Timber Piling Council, 446 Park Avenue, Rye, NY 10580)
Sponsored by the Geotechnical Engineering Division of ASCE
New York, NY: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-87262-593-8 / 0-87262-593-1, 1987, 89 pp.     (Barcode: RMI MK31548, 796865744)

Conference information: A Session of ASCE Convention; April 29, 1987, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

ASCE sponsor: Geo-Institute (G-I)

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Document type: Books - Conference Proceedings
Abstract: Timber bulkhead design and construction methods are presented in this publication for consideration by the engineering profession. Included are papers on an analytical method for the design of cantilever bulkheads, practical design of an anchored bulkhead, protection of wood from marine borer attack, and experienced construction aspects. Also included are papers on a timber wave barrier and a marine railroad. Timber installations are the most widely used construction method on the waterfront, but their design is probably the least understood because it is often empirical. This Geotechnical Special Publication on Timber Bulkheads was written by experienced engineers and wood technicians. It is believed that contributions from experienced practitioners will show the range of modern practice and delineate the applications appropriate for timber waterfront construction.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Bulkheads
Timber construction
Wood preservatives
Wood structures