R&M provided geotechnical investigation, condition assessment, environmental permitting, design, bid support and construction administration for a replacement of the Pier 1 dock and uplands facilities used by the City of Kodiak for fuel and freight barge landings, as well as the DOT&PF State Ferry M/V Tustumena. R&M designed the new dock using vertical steel piles and a combination of concrete channel beams and haunched deck panels. This project was the first application of the new ASCE 61 Seismic Guidelines for Piers and Wharves in Alaska. R&M completed the work on an accelerated schedule and provided multiple interim submittals to allow DOT&PF’s internal review process to occur concurrently with design.
The Alaska Marine Highway System links more than 30 coastal communities, many of which are not accessible via roads. The ferry berths for this system are of crucial importance, as they provide a physical transportation connection to the rest of the state.
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