Since their inception thirty years ago, offshore concrete structures have proved to be a competitive alternative to steel structures in the North Sea and in other places where large offshore structures for the production of oil and gas are required.
This book is a state-of-the-art account of the construction of offshore concrete structures, based on the authors' extensive experience in the field. The complete design process is described, including concept definition, project management, analysis procedures, detailed design criteria, and quality assurance issues. Emphasis is given to presenting an overview of important problem areas in design, and the authors give specific recommendations to ensure the fulfilment of a satisfactory product. The design process described is also equally applicable to other complex concrete structures.