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Smyrna Dunes Park – Fishing Pier

Client: County of Volusia

Areas of Expertise: Water Resources, Coastal Planning, Engineering & Restoration

In general, Coastal Tech-GEC performed grant services, geotechnical investigations, survey, design, permitting, and construction phase services to construct a new fishing pier at Smyrna Dunes Park in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Coastal Tech-GEC:

  • prepared and submitted FIND – Waterways Assistance Program applications;
  • provided conceptual, preliminary, and final design services;
  • conducted a Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) survey;
  • established USACE and FDEP jurisdictional boundaries;
  • obtained FDEP (Orlando) and USACE (Cocoa) permits;
  • obtained a Submerged Lands Lease for the proposed pier;
  • reviewed bids and recommended construction contract award;
  • supported County administration of construction contract;
  • provided final certification of construction.

Design Professionals Involved and Role(s):

Morgan & Eklund performed a location and hydrographic survey. Bechtol Engineering performed standard penetration test from a barge – used to design the pier piles. Coastal Tech-GEC provided all other services; Michael served as Engineer-of-Record for final design and construction; Tem developed design storm conditions and the preliminary design and served as Engineer-of-Record for permit applications.

Year Completed: 2017

Total Fees:  $69,671

Total Cost:     Estimated: $475,000 (construction)

                          Actual: $627,082 (construction)