WBCM provided civil, marine, and structural engineering services for the Harborview pier homes and fastland luxury townhouse development. The project entailed the design of two concrete piers, one 435-feet long by 80-feet wide and the other 515-feet long by 80-feet wide with a 6-foot deep relieving platform traversing the length of the piers to carry utilities. An additional 560 linear feet of steel sheet pile bulkhead with tension tie-back piles was installed along the waterfront. Waterfront design included a concrete and brick paver promenade and the structural and civil design for 58 luxury pier homes and 28 landside town homes. Sixteen of the landside units located at the south side of the site are supported on an underground garage structure.
WBCM provided coordination with all required permitting and approval regulatory agencies, including: federal/state joint permitting process (COE/MDE); Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Commission; Site Plan Review Committee (Baltimore City Planning); Baltimore City Planning Commission, Baltimore City general building permit process; and Baltimore City developer’s agreement.
WBCM also provided the structural engineering design of the luxury pier and town homes. The new pier and town homes are constructed on both the new piers and fastland. The homes are three or four-story metal stud bearing wall structures with exterior brick veneer. The elevated floors are constructed with Hambro composite floor-joist systems.
WBCM provided complete construction administration throughout the project from demolition of the existing deteriorated piers to the completion of the last townhouse.
WBCM’s ability to perform all civil, marine, and structural design services provided the owner with minimal coordination issues, a more economical project, and a single source of responsibility.
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