WBCM provided planning, design, permitting and construction phase services for the design/build construction of waterfront improvements at the Lundeberg School of Seamanship. The existing marine structures had deteriorated to the point where the timber bulkheads along the facility’s shoreline had failed and the existing timber piers required replacement. WBCM worked with Corman Construction and the owner to provide innovative design of the structures in order to meet budgetary constraints.
The coastal engineering effort included a 220-foot long stone breakwater and 800 feet of riprap shoreline revetment, which were designed using the United States Corps of Engineers Shoreline Protection Manual to compute wave height, dynamic wave loading, forces, shore protection geometry, and stone armor sizing. Marine structural engineering included the design of 553 feet of steel sheet pile bulkhead, wharf and boat lift, reconstruction of 323 feet of hybrid pre-cast concrete plank and steel framed pier supported on timber pile bents, and a new concrete and timber sectioned floating marina.
WBCM was also responsible for preparing, coordinating, and obtaining all permits including Critical Area, stormwater management, a St. Mary’s County land use permit, and a joint Maryland Department of the Environment/Corps of Engineers Waterway Construction Permit.
Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship
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