Design of Marina Replacement Facilities

by Ronald M. Noble, Noble Consultants, Inc, Corte Madera, United States,
Scott M. Noble, Noble Consultants, Inc, Corte Madera, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '92


A majority of the waterfront design projects within the State of California are for the replacement of existing facilities since the densely populated shoreline areas are already heavily developed. In addition, the design and construction of new waterfront developments is extremely time consuming and expensive as a result of the stringent design and permitting criteria required by the various regulatory agencies. This paper reviews the design of a replacement project; a recreational marina which has been designed and constructed within the past three years. During the years 1989 through 1991, Noble Consultants, Inc. provided engineering, project management and construction management services to the City of San Leandro, within San Francisco Bay, for the design and construction of replacement marina facilities. This project included the planning, permit processing, design, preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates, and construction management and inspection services to replace a 20 year old timber floating dock system, with a 250 berth concrete floating dock system including guide piles, gangways, and dock utilities and appurtenances. Also included within the project was prestressed concrete approach piers, realignment of the aids to navigation piles for a 2 mile entrance channel, new and maintenance dredging, and landside walkway, utilities and landscaping.

Subject Headings: Concrete piles | Building design | Ports and harbors | Consulting services | Coastal management | Hydraulic design | Existing buildings | Shoreline | California | United States

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