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U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) Layberth- Vidor, Texas

The MARAD Beaumont Layberth Facility will consist of north and south basins which are separated into berths. Each berth includes both landside and marine structures. The new South Pier structure will include approximately 34, 24-in square, solid, precast, prestressed concrete piles. The new North Pier structure will include approximately 46, 24-in square, solid, precast, prestressed concrete piles. A total of 15 breasting dolphin structures will be installed for Berth Nos. 1 through 4 consisting of three (3) 66” x 120’ post tension concrete cylinder piles and 3 24” x 130’ 2:1 batter piles per breasting dolphin. 24” piles are driven with an APE-D80 OED hammer in order to provide capacities up to 1,700-kips. 66” cylinder piles are driven with an APE-D160 OED hammer in order to provide capacities up to 2,800-kips in compression and 1,900-kips in tension.

Services Provided:  High-Strain Dynamic Deep Foundations Testing and Piling Driving Consultation

Contractor: Bo-Mac Contractors, Ltd.

Owner: U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD)

Completion Dated: Active (Estimated Spring 2014)

Testing in accordance with the Standard Test Method for High-Strain Dynamic Testing of Deep Foundations (ASTM D4945) developed by ASTM International. Tolunay-Wong Engineers, Inc. (TWE) uses this test method along with equipment and procedures developed by Pile Dynamics, Inc.© and GRL Engineers, Inc.© to provide quality high-strain dynamic testing and analysis services.