This publication provides introductory technical guidance for civil engineers, geotechnical engineers and other professional engineers and construction managers interested in coffer dams. Here is what is discussed: 1. INTRODUCTION, 2. PLANNING, LAYOUT, AND ELEMENTS OF COFFERDAMS, 3. GEOTECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS, 4. FOUNDATION TREATMENT, 5. SOURCES AND PROPERTIES OF CELL FILL, 6. SEEPAGE CONTROL, 7. FOUNDATION UNDERSEEPAGE, 8. SEISMIC CONSIDERATIONS.
About the Author
Paul Guyer is a registered mechanical engineer, civil engineer, fire protection engineer and architect with over 35 years of experience in the design of buildings and related infrastructure. For an additional 9 years he was a principal advisor to the California Legislature on infrastructure and capital outlay issues. He is a graduate of Stanford University and has held numerous national, state and local offices with the American Society of Civil Engineers, Architectural Engineering Institute, and National Society of Professional Engineers. He is a Fellow of ASCE, AEI and CABE (U.K.).