Author: E Soderberg

High Performance Pile Connections

A damaged pier at McNears Beach Park in Marin, California, was repaired by replacing portions with new structure.  The new structure was designed to meet current seismic design criteria.  This required a high performance pile-to-pile cap connection.   The high performance connection was designed using a fiber reinforced bearing pad, isolating the sides of the embedded pile, and unbonding the dowels…

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