Draft Chapter 3—Planning and Design Guidelines for Small Craft Harbors—Inner Harbor Structures

ASCE Ports and Harbors Task Committee

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '92


The purpose of this paper is to present, in draft form, the third chapter of a technical report on the planning and design of small craft harbors being prepared by a special task force of the ASCE Ports and Harbors Committee for publication in 1993. This paper, along with the drafts of the other four chapters which will comprise the final report, will be discussed at the Ports '92 Conference in Seattle, Washington. Every attempt has been made to be comprehensive by drawing on the experience of professionals from across the United States. It is recognized, however, that this draft is not complete at the time of this presentation and This chapter describes the structures of the Inner Harbor of the Marina. The larger aspects of planning the small craft harbor such as site investigation and planning, environmental issues, harbor entrances and channels, and breakwaters have been covered in the first two chapters. This chapter discusses perimeter stabilization, fixed piers, floating docks, ice problems, dry stack facilities, small boat haulouts, launching ramps, and lists some of the regulatory, guidance and code agencies with whom the small craft harbor planner, designer and operator need become familiar.

Subject Headings: Small craft | Harbor facilities | Site investigation | Building design | Publications | Professional development | Environmental issues | Professional societies | United States

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