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|Publication Date:||1 February 2018|
This guide specification covers the requirements for polymeric marine fender piling. The specification is tailored for lateral load-bearing (fender) piling, bracketed items will require editing for axial load-bearing and lateral load-bearing piles. The intended use of bearing piles is for low-capacity (40 ton or less) "short" piles. Further testing will be required before these products can be used to replace concrete or steel marine bearing piles for primary piling on a berthing pier but may have applications at Magnetic Silencing Facilities.
Load combinations for polymeric piling are in accordance with UFC 4-152-01.
Axial load-bearing piles may require a site specific geotechnical report, pile drivability studies, and dynamic or static load tests; this type of testing may not be required for typical "secondary" fender pile system placed in soft marine soils.