Weiler Engineering Corporation is responsible for the design of the Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort, a 12-acre waterfront resort located in Marathon, Florida. The resort consists of 87 condominium beach homes, including a 2.5 acre private beach, great lawn, swimming pool, salt water lagoon, Tiki bar, and a world class restaurant.
Engineering design services, and services during construction, were provided for nearly every phase of this project, including:
- Site plan development
- Stormwater drainage and treatment
- Water distribution
- Wastewater collection and treatment facilities
- Docks and seawalls
- Environmental permitting and structural design for all of the homes, beach, seawalls, docks, boardwalks and common facilities.
The project is unique and complex, as it was necessary to replace an existing, deteriorating resort with upscale homes and to restore an existing beach and expand it by more than two acres. In addition,it was necessary to stabilize 2000 feet of shoreline with a natural rip-rap seawall.
Other design requirements unique to this project include upgrade of an existing wastewater treatment plant to 2010 BAT standards and construction of a complex underground stormwater retention area to provide necessary treatment prior to discharge to the aquatic preserve. Also; WEC worked with the local fire department to provide fire protection to all areas of the resort utilizing a dry line standpipe system as the density and the unique shape of the property precluded adequate access for fire protection vehicles to those areas.