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/ˈkɔ fərˌdæm, ˈkɒf ər-/
a watertight enclosure placed or constructed in waterlogged soil or under water and pumped dry so that construction or repairs can proceed under normal conditions.
a sealed void between two bulkheads, as for insulation or as an extra barrier to the escape of liquids or vapors.
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Sheet piles pulled from south
are loaded onto barge.
The lowest contour line for each was the elevation of the top of the
Workers then go inside the
to prepare and construct the foundation.
The addition of impact attenuators, barriers or
type fender systems to redirect or lessen impact damage.
The specified fill material will be the same as that used for the
Construction of the guard rails and
It is often necessary to dewater from within a
to obtain a dry work area.
Once the pit is completely backfilled, the sheet-piling
will be removed.
Work is performed within a steel sheet piling
Driven sheet piles are used for shoring and
British Dictionary definitions for
a watertight structure, usually of sheet piling, that encloses an area under water, pumped dry to enable construction work to be carried out. Below a certain depth a caisson is required
(on a ship) a compartment separating two bulkheads or floors, as for insulation or to serve as a barrier against the escape of gas or oil
Often shortened to
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