<br>Bahia Urbana, San Juan, Puerto Rico</br>

Project Description

Taylor Engineering served as a member on a team of design and land development professionals assembled to tackle a comprehensive redevelopment program for the San Juan waterfront in Puerto Rico. The project’s site — an aging port facility in the heart of San Juan — presented a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Past and present uses include Navy and Army facilities, commercial and industrial port terminals, government facilities, as well as small craft marinas and recreation amenities. Nearby, the waterfront hosts a number of popular cruise ship terminals. The project team revitalized, retrofitted, and replaced aging and failing port infrastructure to support new mixed-use development including cruise passenger tourist attractions and commercial, residential, and civic developments. Marine structure services included evaluation of bulkheads, docks, and piers and design for new bulkheads, piers, mooring facilities, dredging, and other waterfront facilities. Playing a lead role as the team’s waterfront and marine structures engineer, Taylor Engineering provided services ranging from feasibility assessment through final engineering and construction phase services. Work included evaluation of existing marine infrastructure, value engineering for retrofit and replacement alternatives, and design and construction phase engineering for new marine structures. Design challenges included poor geotechnical conditions and seismic design requirements for bulkhead structures. Constructed project features include floating dock water taxi terminal and seaplane berth, pedestrian bridge, pier bulkheads, and mooring dolphins.

Project Details

$1.69 million

Project Skills

  • Bulkhead and Seawall Design
  • Concept Design and Studies
  • Construction Cost Estimating
  • Construction Documents
  • Construction Phase Engineering
  • Dredging and Dredged Material Management Engineering
  • Marine Structures Design
  • Mooring Design
  • Piers Docks and Wharfs
  • Site Development