The Town of Bluffton held ribbon cutting ceremonies on May 12, 2016 for the improvements at Oyster Factory Park. Jon Guerry Taylor & Associates, Inc. planned, permitted, designed and provided construction oversight for the project. Improvements included a new 28′ x 133′ two-lane concrete boat ramp, a 8′ x 170′ floating courtesy dock and ADA accessible timber walkways, beach access ramp, and observation deck.
Construction continues at a residential facility on the Wando River adjacent to Charleston Harbor. Recent work includes the addition of the gangway and heavy concrete floating dock as well as some of the steel piles used to secure the floating dock in this active wave marine environment.
JGT was engaged to permit, design, bid and provide construction administration for a residential bulkhead with rip rap toe protection along a tributary of Beresford Creek, located on Daniel Island in the City of Charleston, Berkeley County, South Carolina.
The project consisted of construction of approximately 50 linear feet of new bulkhead along the existing escarpment and the placement of approximately 17 cubic yards of rip rap toe protection. The project was completed in September of 2015.
This residential project is located on the Wando River in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina adjacent to the Charleston Harbor. The project consists of a 4′ x 44′ extension to an existing 585′ fixed pier walkway, a 20′ x 30′ covered fixed pier head with a 3′ x 35′ gangway leading to a 10′ x 66′ concrete floating dock. The mooring area at the floating dock is protected from wind and wave action by a 10′ x 195′ concrete floating wave attenuator.
JGT was engaged to modify and existing permit as well as provide Engineering Design, Bidding, and Construction Administration services. The permit modification process through SCDHEC-Bureau of Water, SCDHEC-OCRM and the Corps of Engineers included extensive wind and wave studies to justify the required wave attenuation system at the exposed location.
Construction of the project began in October of 2015.
Little Oak Island is a private residential community located in the Town of Folly Beach in Charleston County, South Carolina. The only path of ingress and egress from the island is via an approximately 2,300 foot long causeway. The causeway, which is located adjacent to the marshes of the Folly River, had been experiencing erosion and sliding soil failures that were endangering the stability of the causeway.
In 2013 JGT was engaged by the property Owners Association to conduct an engineering study of the causeway and develop solutions and cost estimates for them. The solution that was chosen by the POA was the construction of a timber bulkhead with rip rap toe protection along the length of the causeway. Specifically, the project consists of construction of approximately 2,557 linear feet of new bulkhead and rip rap (9,375 SF, 951 cubic yards) along the existing causeway and approximately 2,052 square feet (191 cubic yards) of rip rap toe protection will be added along the existing timber bulkhead section.
The Regulatory Permitting of the project presented several challenges in itself. The permits were secured from SCDHEC-OCRM and the Corps of Engineers in late 2014 and early 2015. The project was bid to contractors and construction began in October 2015.
Construction of the Northbridge Park fishing pier and kayak launch dock continues on the Ashley River in Charleston, South Carolina. The fixed pier walkway construction stretches waterward and will lead to a 15′ x 30′ pier head. The gathering area portion of the pier that will lead to the gangway and floating canoe / kayak launch dock has been completed. The handrails will be installed later in the project and will consist of stainless steel cables between the aluminum posts that are now in place. The top cap on the handrails are the same composite material that is used for the decking.
Dredging is now complete 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 consisted of the hydraulic dredging of approximately 5,000 cubic yards of new dredge material at the existing docks at the park. The project was completed on time and under budget.
Construction is continuing on the Northbridge Park Fishing Pier and Kayak Launch Dock. Located in Charleston, South Carolina, the project client is the City of Charleston’s Department of Parks. Master Planning and upland civil engineering and landscape architecture is being accomplished by ADC Engineering Consultants.
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.