2015 CSCE Annual Conference Regina - Building on our Growth Opportunities

2015 CSCE Annual Conference Regina - Building on our Growth Opportunities Conference


Title
Selection Criteria for Large Caissons


Author(s)
Dr. Mohamed Darwish, The American University in Cairo (Presenter)
Mr. Ramez Henen
Ms. Sarah Saleh
Ms. Marina Rostom
Mr. Omar Abdelhamid
Mr. Khaled Taha
Mr. Gasser Ali
Mr. Abdelrahman Ahmed
Mr. Hassan El Kassas
Mr. Mohamed El Ghandour
Abstract

Caissons are necessary for the construction of structures in complicated deep foundation conditions. Construction of caissons involves unique construction methods due to various characteristics like cost, constructability, resources and time. This paper covers different methods of construction of caissons and provides a comparative analysis to show when to use every method of construction according to the conditions available. Two projects in which caissons were constructed with different sizes, from two different construction eras and project conditions were studied and examined against the developed selection criteria in order to evaluate the validity of the applied construction methods in each case.