The 1,200-foot-long Pier 2 in North Kingstown, RI was constructed in the 1950s and currently serves as one of the Top 10 Ports in the United States for auto imports by volume. The Pier is comprised of cellular cofferdams, which are in a deteriorated condition. We were retained by the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) to serve as Program Manager for the $85 Million Infrastructure Improvements Program for Pier 2. Accordingly, the Program includes rehabilitating the Pier with an encapsulation system consisting of a new combination steel sheet pile and king pile wall. Ancillary improvements include a pile-supported Pier extension and dredging the surrounding ship berths.
As Program Manager, we are assisting the QDC during the Engineering, Design, Construction, and Closeout stages of the Program. Our responsibilities include preparing RFP’s and reviewing subsequent proposals for multiple design and construction contracts. In addition, we were responsible for preparing Permit Submission Plans, administering the Pile Test and Geotechnical Investigation Programs, providing Design Review, and providing Construction Phase Services.