DESIGN & DOCK PLANNING SERVICES
Whether you are considering the installation of a residential floating dock
or expanding a 200-slip commercial marina, Coastline
Consulting, LLC has the skills, experience, and real world knowledge to
handle your dock design and dock planning needs. Our team of professionals
will walk you through the initial concepts to the final engineered dock design.
We pride ourselves in successfully handling complex, unique, and non-traditional
dock projects. Although every dock design is custom, Coastline
Consulting, LLC typically follows our proven step by step approach as outlined
below for small floating dock designs to large boat dock designs for marinas.
Determining your vision, desire, and needs for a boat dock is the first step
in our dock design process. Our staff will sit down with you to listen to your
vision, ask lots of questions, and transform your thoughts to an engineered
boat dock plan. During this initial meeting, we will discuss the various options
for floating dock plans and fixed pier plans, including boat dock berthing
needs, dock construction materials, and an overall boat dock layout. With this
conceptual plan in mind, we will move forward to evaluate your specific site.
Our dock design team will walk your site during a period of low water to evaluate
the feasibility of your proposed boat dock vision. We will evaluate the wave
exposure, bottom substrate, tidal wetlands, environmental resources, and other
site conditions which may impact the feasibility of your proposed boat dock
design. With a preliminary dock plan and layout in mind, we will then initiate
a waterfront survey.
The objective of our waterfront survey is to obtain an accurate and detailed
mapping of your specific waterfront area. A detailed survey will translate
into a more accurate and detailed floating dock design or fixed pier plan in
the later project phases. Coastline Consulting, LLC uses
the newest Topcon GPT 3007 Total Station with reflectorless laser technology
to conduct our surveys. Access to deepwater survey areas is achieved with our
23' Parker survey boat.
Coastline Consulting, LLC prides
itself on the utilization of technology to assist with all
dock designs and dock plans. Following the waterfront site
surveys, all upland and in water survey points are downloaded
right from the survey data recorder to our in-office computers.
At this point, our experienced in-house drafting and design
team uses state-of-the-art computer aided design (CAD) software
to map the details of the waterfront site. The precision of
this technology and mapping process allows for the best possible
dock design in the final project phase.
Design & Dock Plans
The dock design and planning stage is most important to the success of your
project. To initiate this phase, our design team will evaluate all of the critical
data gathered to this point and weigh the numerous variables to begin formulating
your dock plan. Our dock planning and design team considers your vision and
desires to be the most important criteria in this process. However, our design
team also evaluates other variables including water depth, tide range, bottom
substrate, wave exposure, environmental resources, and the regulatory permit
restrictions of your state. At this point, we also take your personal requests
for dock construction materials into consideration, whether it is traditional
wood, concrete, aluminum, synthetic materials, or exotic hardwoods. Using this
information, our dock design team will evaluate and then prepare the best boat
dock design and boat dock plans to meet your specific needs - making your dock
vision a reality! Whether we have developed a customized floating dock plan
for a waterside resident or a large scale boat dock plan for a marina, vision
and imagination have now been transformed to an engineered plan.
Permitting & Dock Construction
Coastline Consulting, LLC has
extensive experience with both dock
dock construction. Following the dock design and dock
plan phase, we are also able to provide a complete
turn-key approach to your project with our dock permitting
services and subsequent dock construction management