Support of Excavation (SOE)

Excavation support systems are temporary earth retaining structures that allow the sides of the excavation to be cut vertical or near-vertical. They are used to minimize the excavation area, keep the sides of deep excavations stable, and ensure that movements will not cause damage to neighboring structures or to utilities in the surrounding ground. The design and construction of earth retention and support systems can be complex due to the soil structure, depth of cut and groundwater, weather conditions, superimposed loads, seismic loads, vibrations, and adjacent construction.

Through our global steel network, Edgen Murray supports the design and construction of these shoring and support systems providing steel for project requirements such as subway stations, Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) launch pits, service shafts, and urban high-rise deep excavation. We offer low cost, temporary steel products such as pipe struts, walers, and deck beams. Our ability to offer cut-to-length sections, custom fabrication of flange plates, and web stiffeners help eliminate costly field welding and saves time and money. We welcome the opportunity to provide our services and products for all SOE project needs on any scale.


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