Sheet Piling and Cofferdams - Design (1.5 days)
The cost of temporary works is a significant portion of the cost of a civil engineering or building project. It is therefore essential that proper attention is paid to the economic design, construction and safety aspects of these works.
Design will be based on CIRIA method of design, adapted to Limit State, which is an updated version of the simple process used successfully for the past 60 years. This can be used for manual calculations and for checking more complex computer-based designs, and is also available itself as software. The lectures will be consolidated by short tutorials, so participants will need calculators.
Sources of information and alternative design methods are given towards the end of the course.
At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:-
Decide when sheet piles are the best option
Calculate the loads imposed on sheet pile structures including working
Identify the factors to be considered for a safe and economic design.
Be able to do a simple sheet pile design by hand, and use these to check computer designs.
Relate the practical aspects of sheet piling to design.
Types of Sheet Pile
Site Investigation and Soil Properties
Free and Fixed Earth
Free Earth Tutorial
Fixed Earth Tutorial
Software & Other Design Methods, Axial Loading, Water Control
Walers & Struts
Sources of Information
Discussion and Administration
Engineers involved, or expecting to be involved in ground temporary works design and/or installation. It is assumed that participants will either have attended the module on construction, or have practical knowledge of installation.
1.5days (10hrs 30) IPD/CPD
For more information please contact
or call 01446 775959 and ask for Sarah Wall
This Training Course is taught in classrooms in the following locations:
Guide Price: from £330 + vat per delegate