Eddon Boat Dock - Gig Harbor, Washington
Sitts & Hill Engineers, Inc. prepared plans and specifications for developing the Eddon Boat Works Dock and Float system. We worked with the City of Gig Harbor to maximize the project size within the existing budget by utilizing our pile design experience from recent experience on similar projects in the Harbor.
We reviewed the existing permitting, project budget and schedule and found them to be adequate for the completion of the project as desired. We were able to meet both the deadline and budget by requiring the bidding and construction process to have an aggressive schedule. This was partially possible because the environmental background work and permits were already in place. In addition, the historical data in our files allowed the design to proceed without the typical ($6,000.00 to $10,000.00) expenses and 4 to 8 weeks required to obtain a Geotechnical Study. In lieu of this up front investment of time and funds, we proposed to utilize special inspection during the pile installation to ensure the design parameters were achieved.