Hurricane Sandy’s devastating impact to the East Coast included substantial damage to the U.S. Coast Guard base at Sandy Hook, requiring repairs to various waterfront structures as well as dredging. Clark Nexsen’s marine engineering team partnered with the Coast Guard to prepare bridging documents, specifications, and a design-build RFP package for these significant repairs. Our design work also leveraged the firm’s full-service capabilities, as it included the multi-mission building, boat maintenance facility, and small arms firing range.

Waterfront design included the repair and reconstruction of the boat hoist wharf, floating docks, concrete fuel dock, west breakwater floating dock, east and west breakwaters, timber groin and steel bulkhead, boat ramp, and associated utilities and dredging. On the building design site, the two-story boat maintenance facility houses both a large and a small maintenance bay at the first floor level in addition to storage spaces for parts and tools, workshop and restroom spaces, and shipping and receiving.