Vinyl Over-Sheet – North Kingstown RI

Vinyl Over-Sheet EvaluationClient: Specialty Diving Services, Inc.
QP/Davisville Industrial Park
192 Smith Street
North Kingstown, RI
Completion Date: 2004
Actual Project Value: NA

Relevant Project Features:

  • Performed a Forensic Evaluation
  • Assisted Contractor in negotiations with Airport Authority and its Engineer
  • Assisted Contractor in developing  repair alternatives

Photo 2RT Group, Inc. (RTG) was retained by Specialty Diving Services, Inc. (SDS) of North Kingstown, Rhode Island to complete a forensics evaluation of a vinyl sheet pile wall over-sheet project located at the Quonset Airport in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. SDS was selected to construct the new vinyl sheet pile wall, which was designed by another engineering firm.

Based on RTG’s forensic evaluation, about 50 of the 66 + anchor bolts used to attach the vinyl sheet piles to the existing concrete bulkhead failed during a storm due to wave surge effects and insufficient anchor bolt embedment within the existing and deteriorated concrete.

RTG assisted SDS in its discussions and negotiations with the Airport Authority and their Engineer, and provided recommendations to allow the project to proceed.