BS 6349-3:2013 Maritime works. Code of practice for the design of shipyards and sea locks

BS 6349-3:2013

Maritime works. Code of practice for the design of shipyards and sea locks

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : December 2013



What is this standard about?

It gives recommendations and guidance on the specific design of shipyards and sea locks and applies to the design of both commercial and naval base facilities. 

Who is this standard for? 

  • The maritime industry
  • Maritime engineers/architects/surveyors/construction industry 
  • Infrastructure and environmental engineers for ports
  • Project management consultants for maritime/ports
  • Port authorities
  • Private consultancies
  • Planning agencies and government departments
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of fenders and vessel berthing products

Why should you use this standard? 

It outlines the design criteria for all shipyards and waterfront layouts, dry docks, piers, quays, slipways, shipbuilding berths, shiplifts, floating docks, sea locks, hydrolifts, dock and lock gates, mechanical and electrical services distribution and control systems.

It guides the maritime works designer through the whole shipyard design process with a good understanding of each facility’s purpose. This will assist the designer to achieve more efficient maritime structures for the user.

It also covers all the principal types of facility and how all the factors which impact the maritime structure design should be taken into account through the design process.

What’s changed since the last update?

  • BS 6349-3 has been revised by experts to bring it in line with technological developments and industry best practice
  • The main change in the standard from the previous version is to broaden the scope to include all principal maritime waterfront structures designed for shipyards and their interrelationship in the design of the whole shipyard 
  • The general criteria for maritime works have been removed in this revision, as they are now collected together in the four subparts of BS 6349-1, which includes general planning and design for operations, actions, geotechnical and materials
  • BS 6349-3 covers the criteria which are specific to works in shipyards and sea locks.

Standard NumberBS 6349-3:2013
TitleMaritime works. Code of practice for the design of shipyards and sea locks
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date31 December 2013
Confirm Date01 May 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN 1991-1-4, BS EN 1997, BS 6349-4, BS EN 13001, BS EN 1992, BS EN 1993, BS 6349-1-3, BS 6349-2
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS 6349-1-1, BS 6349-5, BS 6349-7, BS 6349-1-4, BS 6349-1-2, BS 6349-6, BS 6349-8
ReplacesBS 6349-3:1988
Draft Superseded By13/30259247 DC
DescriptorsConstruction systems parts, Water transport engineering, Filling devices, Lifting equipment, Construction equipment, Load-supporting devices, Construction operations, Construction works, Emptying devices, Gates, Floating structures, Loading and unloading devices, Docking and mooring gear, Structural design, Dry docks, Shipbuilding, Filling, Electric power systems, Maintenance, Docks, Siting, Canal locks, Site investigations, Installation, Quays, Maritime structures, Design, Physical planning, Electrical safety, Slipways, Materials handling equipment, Water transport engineering components, Pumps
ISBN978 0 580 78084 4
File Size2.957 MB

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