US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station Vicksburg United States
Load-bearing piles, in the context of coastal and waterfront structures, are typically used in pile foundations supporting seawalls and to support deck structures of open piers and wharves. In addition, steel H-pileswelded to sheet piles are used as king piles in bulkheads and round timber piles are used in groins and bulkheads. The following guidelines, in the form of a checklist, may be attached to a clipboard and taken to the field by the Quality Assurance Personnel QAP. This is not meant to be a comprehensive checklist for the Contractor Quality Control Inspector CQCI but is meant to summarize the more important points that the QAP should make time to surveil when looking over the shoulder of Contractor Quality Control Personnel.