"In-the-Wet" construction methods use off-site prefabrication combined with lift-in or float-in of large precast segments onto pre-installed foundations. Ben C. Gerwick, Inc. is teamed with Bergmann Associates of Rochester, New York, and D'Appolonia of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to design a replacement for Dam 2 on the Monongahela River for the US Army Corps of Engineers. This method offers several advantages over conventional "In-the-Dry" construction.
Fact Sheet ID Number
Construction Equipment & Methods
in the wet construction, construction method, float in concrete shell
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "FLOAT-IN DAM - "In the Wet" Construction Methods" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 61.