Collier County, Florida
Weiler Engineering provided the civil and structural design for improvements at the Collier-Seminole State Park Boat Basin. An existing 520′ seawall and wooden dock dating to the early 1960’s at the Park’s Boat Basin was in disrepair. WEC conducted and coordinated structural inspections including lead/asbestos testing of the existing facilities, and provided a report of findings and recommendations for repairs and/or replacement of the seawall, and demolition of the wooden dock which was beyond repair. WEC also provided design of improvements, to include a floating dock with gangway, an ADA accessible fishing platform at the site, and an ADA accessible kayak launch with parking. WEC also provided improvements to upland facilities including revisions to the parking, additions of ADA spaces, and addition of a 483′ sidewalk with handrail incorporated into seawall. Due to WEC’s structural assessment and findings related to the dock, boardwalk, and seawall, FDEP was able to avoid complete replacement, in favor of a much less costly repair and rehabilitation recommended by WEC. These recommendations proved sound, as the existing seawall recently survived a direct landfall by Irma with no damage.