Support of Excavation (SOE)

Excavation support systems are temporary earth retaining structures that allow the sides of excavation to be cut vertical or near vertical. They are used to minimize the excavation area, to keep the sides of deep excavations stable, and to 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 ground water, 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 by providing steel for project requirements such as subway stations, Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) launch pits & service shafts and urban high-rise deep excavation. We supply competitively priced temporary steel products from reputable mills, such as pipe struts, walers and deck beams. Our ability to offer cut-to-length sections, custom fabrication of flange plates and web stiffeners, helps to eliminate costly field welding and saves time and money. We welcome the opportunity to provide our products and services for all Support of Excavation (SOE) project needs on any scale.


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