Sound Solution

by John Daley, P.E., (M.ASCE), Senior Waterfront Engineer; R&M Consultants, Inc., Anchorage, AK,
Robert Harn, P.E., (M.ASCE), Senior Project Manager; Berger-ABAM, Federal Way, WA,
Kimberly Nielsen, S.E., (M.ASCE), Group Manager, Waterfront Engineering; R&M Consultants, Inc., Anchorage, AK,
, P.E.

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2017, Vol. 87, Issue 4, Pg. 62-67

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: A timber dock built in Kodiak, Alaska, in 1965 and used for ferry service, bulk fuel deliveries, and general cargo operations was recently reconstructed to meet current displacement-based seismic design standards. Unique challenges included the potential for large earthquake-induced displacements of the deck and the need to safeguard Steller sea lions that were suspected of being deaf and were protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Subject Headings: Displacement (mechanics) | Seismic design | Wood | Docks | Ferries | Fuels | Seismic tests | Standards and codes | Alaska | United States

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