Chloride (PVC) Sheet Piles Orientation held at Samar First
District Engineering Office (SFDEO) conference room.
welcomes eco-friendly innovation in infrastructure projects
BON JOSEPH N. ASTILLA
April 20, 2018
CALBAYOG CITY –
Samar First District Engineering Office (SFDEO) held an orientation
on a new innovative material called Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) sheet
piles at the Samar First conference room, on April 19, 2018.
representatives from District Engineering Offices (DEOs) of Samar
First, Northern Samar First and Second, and construction firms such
as B. Vicencio Builders Inc., ACME Builders Corp, Victoria CSDC, and
ESD Cruz Construction and Supply, the orientation ushers the use of
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) sheet piles as an excellent alternative to
steel sheet piles used in infrastructure projects.
District Engineer Alvin A.
Ignacio of Samar First invites people from Pietrucha Manufacturing
Philippines Inc. to talk about this innovation. Mr. Raymond
Tenchavez, Business Management Manager of Pietrucha, claims that PVC
sheet piles come with a variety of applications as well as its own
It is light, easy and
simpler to install with the use of standard tools compared to other
sheet piles of this type thanks to the unique flat surface project.
The product contains material obtained from the recycling of
structural PVC with the possibility for further processing serving
as an ecological solution. Long term protection is guaranteed
without the need of maintenance due to the material is completely
resistant to bio-corrosion, rust, cracking, seawater and uv rays.
The total savings in material and installation reach more than 30%
relative to steel sheet piles.
PVC sheet piles can be
used in the regulation of beds of rivers, canals (i.e. irrigation,
channels) or reservoirs; as retaining walls, for securing
excavations, landslides and slopes; as leakproof walls, for
shielding limiting groundwater infiltration; building and improving
dykes; and securing places with a variable water level and flood
PVC sheet piles prove to
be an ecological and cheap, maintenance-free solution, designed for
many years of use.