Port Facilities Engineering
Collins’ focus on the design and rehabilitation of sustainable waterfront structures is the result of providing decades of design and inspection services for waterfront facilities and infrastructure. From concept development to final design; and from construction phase services to asset management, Collins combines years of design experience with unparalleled above water and underwater inspection expertise.
Collins’ structural engineer-divers have first-hand knowledge of waterfront structures and their elements that are durable and those that tend to deteriorate with constant exposure to the harsh marine environment. Such experience provides a heightened awareness of the practicality of using certain materials in a marine environment.
Collins works closely with ports in the management of their waterfront facilities. Services provided include assessment of current asset conditions, forecasting future requirements, and prioritization of capital projects. Priorities are assessed based on multiple parameters, including economics and the environment, which aids in the development of asset management protocols specific to each client’s needs.
Collins’ problem solvers are experienced in large and small projects, from upgrades of single mooring fittings to full-scale rehabilitations. Value engineered designs are the result of years of working in partnership with marine contractors through which Collins has developed a thorough understanding of the complexities and realities associated with marine projects.