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0 METHOD STATEMENT OF INSTALLATION OF SHEET PILES


This method statement describes the method and procedures involved in the installation of sheet pile
wall (refer to attached drawings) as temporary shoring and facilitate the work relating to the
construction of the proposed railway bridge.
The technical specification and other relevant information on machinery and equipment used in this
works are included.
2.0 MATERIALS
2.1 Sheet piles
The sheet pile is a U Section and will be installed by means of a Vibro Hammer. As the pile comes in
12m or shorter lengths, welding will be used to join the sheet piles if a longer length is required. On
the other hand, Oxy-acetylene will be used to cut the sheet piles if these protrude out and causes a
danger to the trains passage. The sheet piles used will be the type of FSP Type III (British Standard).
2.2 I- Beams
Two I-Beams, will be used as a temporary guide for initial start of sheet pile installation.

3.0 EQUIPMENT AND RESOURCES


a) Truck crane (minimum 20 M ton)
b) 3 7 tons Hydraulic vibro-hammer c/w power pack (depending on site conditions)
c) Welding set
d) Back Hoe (if required)

4.0 METHOD
4.1 Work Access
These preparation works proceed both piling and staging activities.
1. The site shall be levelled to allow safe operation of heavy machinery.
2. Steel plates will be provided at locations where the ground is soft and unable to support the
machinery.
3. Fabrication and stocking of material such as sheet piles and other work related material will be
within the bridge ROW. Exact location will be subject to site constraints.
4. Gas palettes and welding machines will located close to the place of work.
4.2 Work Flow

Before start installation of sheet piles, the location and grid line need to prepare to control the
straightness and verticality on the position. The sheet piles will be installed between two guides of Ibeam and a short temporary sheet pile location as a guide to install the sheet pile. The temporary
short sheet pile to be use as initial guide, when start installation.
A vibro-hammer suspended with a crawler crane will vibrate the piles to the required depth.
The following sequence will be used during sheet pile installation: i) Surveyor locates centre of sheet pile wall.
ii) Appropriate reference line and offset point to the centre of piles to be set out.
iii) Arrange the piles at each point with the use of a timber frame to ease and maximise installation.
iv) Use vibro-hammer to install piles, a level may be used in checking the verticality of the sheet pile
wall. Two I-Beams will be used to guide and correct the pile verticality and position.
v) Piling will continue until the desired depth is attained.
vi) Repeat step iii to vi for the next sheet pile and steps i to vi for every new sheet pile wall.

Length of Sheet Pile


i) Sheet piles will be delivered in 12m or shorter lengths.
ii) Oxy-acetylene will be used to cut the piles to maintain the designed length.
iii) Once sheet pile walls are installed, waler and ground anchor works will proceed.
iv) Construction of permanent retaining wall and bridge works shall than proceed.
v) After completion of one half of bridge works and diversion of track, dismantling of sheet pile walls
will be carried out.
vi) The sheet pile wall will be dismantled in the following sequence:De-stressing of tendon
Removal of anchor head
Removal of Waler
Extraction of sheet piles by vibro-hammer
Stock piling and removal off site.

5.0 QUALITY CONTROL PROCEDURE


To accurate installation of sheet piles, all the measurement, level and position of sheet piles will be
determined before commencement of the work. If longer sheet pile required proper welding, join will

be used as specification required. Each of sheet pile installation on interval time, the verticality will be
monitored. The installation will be going on until the length or set required.
6.0 HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT
6.1 Working Hour
Line block will be applied during sheet piling works as the sheet pile wall will be installed very near to
the track and might pose a danger to trains as well as to the track. All KTM regulations regarding line
blocks will be adhered to.
6.2 Regulations
All site activities shall comply strictly with KTM regulations and requirements.
Before commencement of works, all relevant staff will be briefed and trained to comply with KTM
regulations.
6.3 Inspections
A joint inspection of the track will be carried out with the consultants and KTM before work
commenced. Existing track levels will be monitored at every 5m by checking the settlement marker
using survey equipment within the bridge ROW before work start. The settlement will be monitored
continuously by visual inspection and survey during works, on repair before line block removed and
after 2 trains passed. If the track settles more than 18mm (refer to Table 5.2.1.1 in specification Rev
B1), all work will be stopped and a track repair team will be informed to repair the track immediately.
Similar checking will be carried out for lateral alignment by setting a reference line. If the alignment
out by 18mm, all work will be stopped and a track repair team will be informed to repair the track
immediately.
After installation of the sheet piles, the movement of the sheet piles will be monitored regularly during
and after the excavation works.
6.4 Health
All workers are to wear orange vest, safety helmet and safety shoes within KTM ROW. All safety issues
will be governed by the Health and Safety plan and adhered to strictly.
6.5 Environmental issues
The Environmental Plan will be adhered to strictly on site.