Guide for the Design and Construction of Fixed Offshore Concrete Structures
|Publication Date:||1 January 1984|
This report is intended to be used as a guide for the design of fixed reinforced and/or prestressed concrete structures for service in a marine environment. Only fixed structures which are founded on the seabed and obtain their stability from the vertical forces of gravity are covered herein. Such structures may be floated utilizing their own positive buoyancy during construction and installation, however.
This report is not intended to cover maritime structures such as jetties or breakwaters, or those which are constructed primarily as ships or boats. ACI 318 should be used together with this report. Because of the nature of the marine environ- - ment, certain recommendations herein override the requirements of ACI 318.