An Introduction to Waterfront Structures
Collins Speaker Series
Waterfront facilities are typically designed to accommodate severe environmental loads including tides, wind, waves, and floods; and often times stringent operational requirements including vehicular, storage and mooring/berthing loads. Each structure is unique to its environment, serves numerous purposes, and presents a wide variety of design challenges. This presentation will explore the design requirements for a variety of waterfront structures from municipal and private use to large port facilities, including riprap revetments, sheet pile bulkheads, floating docks, piers, wharves, and mooring/berthing systems.
Wally Mosher has over 27 years of experience in the transportation industry and over 15 years of inspection, analysis, design, construction and rehabilitation of waterfront structures. His project experience spans across the United States and includes floating boat access facilities, docks, piers, wharves, quaywalls, revetments, and mooring and berthing systems, variously constructed from timber, steel, concrete, stone, and composites. He currently serves as a Senior Project Manager in Collins Engineers, Inc. Portsmouth, NH office.
Danielle Goudreau has over five years of specialized experience in geotechnical and structural engineering for the assessment, design, construction, and rehabilitation of marine structures including piers, wharves, bulkheads, seawalls, marinas, and shore protection structures. Ms. Goudreau is highly involved in the engineering community, including the development of ASCE COPRI’s Port Engineering 101 course which is designed as an overview for new technical professionals working in the port and maritime industry, mid-career engineers transitioning into the industry, and senior-level managers with new responsibility over port engineering projects. She currently serves as a Project Manager for Collins Engineers, Inc. Portsmouth, New Hampshire office.