Taking a Deeper Dive
The marine environment is a harsh one and it takes careful thought and planning to design marine structures that stand the test of time. Below is a deeper look at some of the elements that go into designing successful marine structures for our clients.
Condition Assessments & Alternatives Analysis: We provide condition assessments on all types of marine structures from fixed piers to floats to bulkheads. We provide our clients with options and costs including life cycle analysis to allow our clients to make informed decisions on repair versus replacement.
Planning & Public Involvement: Reid Middleton has developed a reputation for its master planning expertise. We develop long-term plans that ensure future development happens in an efficient manner while promoting a cohesive vision. We have proven experience in project communications, public meetings, advisory groups, hearings, committees, and coordination with outside organizations, project stakeholders, and our clients including in house graphics and stakeholder outreach material expertise.
Public Involvement/Outreach: We have proven experience in project communications, public meetings, advisory groups, hearings, committees, and coordination with outside organizations, project stakeholders, and our clients. Our experience helps facilitate successful projects while also maintaining and building strong, long-term relationships between all stakeholders. Specific components of our public involvement campaigns have included speaking and presentations to a variety of stakeholder groups (including neighborhood, council, commission, public, shoreline, and grant committees). Materials developed and utilized for these public involvement campaigns have included PowerPoint® presentations; display boards; handouts; questionnaires; videos; Web sites; and interactive mediums. These materials are produced in-house by a team of skilled technical professionals as well as writers and graphic designers in the marketing department.
Permitting: Reid Middleton has led over one hundred permitting processes for marine facilities. Our team frequently works with the federal, state and local agencies, as well as Tribal interests to obtain permits for in water projects. We integrate considerations to avoid or minimize environmental impacts from the very beginning of a project and assure these are implemented to protect our remarkable marine environment.
Grant Assistance: We have prepared grant applications and secured state and federal funding grants for marine projects. Our familiarity with a range of available funding programs enables our staff to produce high quality, focused applications that target and complement the goals of the funding programs, such as access, safety, capacity, security and mobility.
Design: Marine facilities design has been an integral and vibrant part of our services since our founding in 1953. These services have resulted in the successful creation of hundreds of acres of piers and marine cargo facilities, miles of bulkheads and shoreline restorations, thousands of marina slips, and over two hundred waterfront public access facilities. From the initial concept design through detailed structural analysis, to effective construction documents, our focus is a durable, low maintenance marine facility that meets or exceeds the user’s expectations.
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