A Caisson Casting Yard is a construction site where caissons are fabricated for use in marine structures such as bridges, piers, and breakwaters. Caissons are large watertight structures that are used to build the foundation of marine structures by sinking them into the seabed.
The casting yard typically has a large concrete casting bed where the caissons are constructed. The process involves pouring concrete into a form or mold, reinforcing the structure with steel bars or cables, and allowing it to cure before transporting it to the construction site.
Caisson casting yards are typically located near the construction site, often on or near the waterfront to facilitate the transportation of the completed caissons to the construction site. The yard may also have equipment for lifting and transporting the caissons, as they are often too heavy to move by hand.
Caisson casting yards play a crucial role in the construction of marine structures, as the quality of the caissons is critical to the safety and stability of the entire structure. The casting yard ensures that the caissons are constructed to the required specifications and standards before they are transported to the construction site for installation.