Dredging has begun in historic Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. JGT was engaged by the Town of Mount Pleasant to plan, permit, design and provide construction administration for this dredging project at the Town’s newly constructed Shem Creek Park. The project is taking place concurrently with the Corps of Engineers’ dredging of the Federal Channel in the Creek as well as the Mount Pleasant Channel and the anchorage basin adjacent to Sullivan’s Island. The material is being hydraulically dredged by the Dredge Richmond (Cottrell Contracting) and is being pumped approximately five miles to the Morris Island Confined Disposal Facility.
Guerry Taylor, P.E., Senior Designer and President Emeritus of JGT, has given a presentation at the 39th Annual Docks and Marinas Conference at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Mr. Taylor is a frequent lecturer at this annual conference that brings together leading experts in the marina industry.
A Groundbreaking Ceremony took place on October 18th at the site of the future City of Charleston’s Northbridge Park. Located at the base of the Highway 7 bridge entering West Ashley, the park will provide for passive recreational opportunities. Amenities include a JGT designed fishing pier and floating canoe/kayak launch dock, parking places, water fountains, lighting, bike racks and landscaping. JGT worked as a sub-consultant to ADC Engineering Specialists (http://adcengineering.com/) to provide the planning, permitting, engineering design and construction administration for the pier structure. The entire project will be constructed at a cost of approximately $1.5 million by the City of Charleston, Department of Parks.
Jon Guerry Taylor & Associates, Inc. has been awarded a public access project at the existing boat ramp adjacent the historic Oyster Factory on the May River in the Town of Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina. The project consists of the planning, permitting, engineering design and construction observation of a ground out floating dock, floating kayak launch, upland observation deck and associated ramps to provide ADA accessible and barrier free access to the site. The project is made possible by the Town of Bluffton and a grant from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
Construction has been completed at the new Harbor Taxi Dock at the award winning City of Charleston Waterfront Park. The new dock creates a water taxi stop near the City Market. Other stops include the Charleston Maritime Center as well as Patriots Point and historic Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant. The facility was constructed by Salmons Dredging Corporation. A ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Mayor Joe Riley took place on September 25, 2013. Jon Guerry Taylor & Associates, Inc. planned, permitted, designed and provided construction administration for this project.
Construction is nearing completion at the new Harbor Taxi Dock at Charleston’s Waterfront Park. The new ADA accessible gangway has been installed as well as the new landing dock for the gangway and the adjacent floating dock. A final inspection is scheduled this week.
Construction continues at the Charleston Waterfront Park Harbor Taxi Dock. The new 5’ x 8’ fixed access deck with custom designed gate and handrails has been added to the end of the existing Waterfront Park pier.
Located at Charleston’s award winning Waterfront Park, this public project involves the permitting and engineering design of a Harbor Taxi Dock for the City of Charleston, Department of Parks. The facility consists of the installation of a new 12’ x 50’ floating dock for Harbor Taxi berthing with an adjoining additional 10’ x 20’ floating dock to serve as a landing platform for the gangway. A new 5’ x 8’ fixed access deck will be connected to the northern end of the existing Waterfront Park pier to serve as a point of access for the 6’ x 80’ ADA accessible gangway.
Since the new docking facility was added to the existing Waterfront Park Pier, special attention was given to the aesthetic design of the modified handrails and gate, which required approval from the City of Charleston Design Review Committee. The ADA accessible gangway, floating dock and piles were designed to withstand the active Charleston Harbor environment.
Jon Guerry Taylor and Associates has been selected to update the Southern Forest Products Association’s (SFPA) marine design brochure AQUATIC AND WETLAND STRUCTURES. Originally published as MARINE STRUCTURES, Recommendations for Design and Construction, the brochure has become a valuable asset to engineers, designers, contractors and timber industry groups. It will incorporate updated information reflective of the timber industry as well as new approaches to marine and other aquatic structures. The brochure has been republished on several occasions in the past 15 years. It has also been translated into Spanish and has been included in seminars across the USA and Mexico.
The updates to the design and construction guide will include topics such as: clarification on lumber grades, types of different preservative treatment chemicals commonly used throughout the market today, comments on the recently-revised allowable design values for Southern Yellow Pine lumber, and information on the Use Category System (UCS) for determination of recommended preservative treatment for various exposure environments and lumber uses. In addition, new pictures and updated construction details will be incorporated in the publication. The updated version will be available for download from SFPA’s website (SouthernPine.com) in late summer 2013.
Jon Guerry Taylor, P.E. will give a presentation at the upcoming University of Wisconsin-Madison Marina Conference on May 13-14, 2013. His presentation will cover Fixed Piers, their planning, materials and alternate uses. Additional information concerning the conference can be found at http://epd.engr.wisc.edu/webN755