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Construction Support, Backland Improvements, Berths 142-143, Phases 2-4 Port of Los Angeles
Port of Los Angeles

$105.7 million

Project Controls, Document Controls, Communication Support, Site plans, sections, elevations, typical details

This Port of Los Angeles project involved designing and building approximately 72 acres of backland to facilitate the delivery, assembly, testing, and commissioning of 15 rows of automated staking crane (ASC) infrastructure; adding light poles, fire hydrants, electric rail-mounted runways, storm drains, grading and paving, striping; and relocating and removing sewer pump stations, underground oil lines, utilities, and fencing.

DRC provided the following services:

  • Coordinated project meetings and prepared meeting minutes;
  • Prepared public presentations;
  • Prepared reports and presentations for the Board of Harbor Commissioners and senior management;
  • Managed documentation;
  • Prepared award applications and submittals;
  • Prepared and monitored grant applications and grant funding;
  • Processed documents: contracts, change orders, directives, and Board reports;
  • Reviewed contractor, vendor, and consultant invoices;
  • Assisted with preparing bid documents; and
  • Processed contractor RFI’s (Requests for Information) and submittals.

DRC’s efforts helped overcome critical project challenges:

  • Construction in an operating terminal;
  • Coordinating seven other construction projects within and adjacent to the terminal with aggressive schedules and critical interdependencies;
  • Relocating existing utilities, e.g. oil and electrical;
  • Negotiating land use/lease arrangements during design and construction; and
  • Third-party coordination with federal, state, and local agencies.
Ports and harbors
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Construction Support, Backland Improvements, Berths 144-145, Phase 1C Port of Los Angeles
Port of Los Angeles

$32 million

Engineering support, As-built record drawings preparation, Design support, Site plans, sections, elevations, typical details

This Port of Los Angeles project involved designing and building approximately 21 acres of backland. Work included installing four rows of automatic stacking crane infrastructure, which required grading, paving, storm drain and Standard Urban Water Mitigation Plan compliance improvements, rail, installing fiber-optic and electrical conduits, and relocating high mast light poles and fire hydrants. The project also included facilitating the delivery, assembly, testing, and commissioning of automated shuttle carriers and automated rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs).

DRC performed the following services:

  • Coordinated project meetings and prepared meeting minutes;
  • Prepared public presentations;
  • Prepared reports and presentations for the Board of Harbor Commissioners and senior management;
  • Managed documentation;
  • Prepared award applications and submittals;
  • Prepared and monitored grant applications and grant funding;
  • Processed documents: contracts, change orders, directives, and Board reports;
  • Reviewed contractor, vendor, and consultant invoices;
  • Assisted with preparing bid documents; and
  • Processed contractor RFI’s (Requests for Information) and submittals.

DRC’s efforts helped overcome critical project challenges:

  •  Construction in an operating terminal;
  • Coordinating seven other construction projects within and adjacent to the terminal with aggressive schedules and critical interdependencies;
  • Relocating existing utilities, e.g. oil and electrical;
  • Negotiating land use/lease arrangements during design and construction; and
  • Third-party coordination with federal, state, and local agencies.
Ports and harbors
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Construction Support San Pedro Waterfront, Downtown Harbor
Port of Los Angeles

Project Controls, Document Controls, Communication Support

Located along the Port of Los Angeles’s (POLA) main shipping channel, the Downtown Harbor in San Pedro is the centerpiece of a greater “LA Waterfront” Master Plan and includes the Maritime Museum, Crowley Tugboat Company, Fire Station #112, the historic USS Iowa, and a Red Car Trolley station. The installation created a new harbor inlet for vessels to dock. Surrounding the inlet is a modern town square, featuring new landscaping, lighting, historic marine artifacts, promenades, event plazas, landings, an overlook pier to watch the passing of working ships and vessels in the port, and public art.

The waterside improvements have brought water closer to the existing activities in Downtown San Pedro. Dredging this new harbor, using equipment that significantly reduced emissions, moved the water’s edge approximately 200 feet west to the new edge of the Promenade, closer to the downtown community. Materials excavated to make the new water basin have been used to fill the site of a Port rail project. The project included the construction of new sea walls, floating docks, and access gangways.

DRC performed the following services:

  • Developed, interpreted, and executed policy, objectives, and standards applicable to scope, cost, and schedule control and analysis activities;
  • Coordinated project stakeholders;
  • Coordinated project meetings and prepared meeting minutes;
  • Coordinated community outreach and prepared presentations;
  • Prepared reports and presentations for the Board of Harbor Commissioners and senior-level management;
  • Prepared and monitored grant applications and invoices;
  • Processed contractual documents such as contracts, change orders, directives, and Board reports;
  • Reviewed contractor, vendor, and consultant invoices;
  • Coordinated work with POLA’s financial management team;
  • Processed contractor RFI’s (Requests for Information) and submittals; and
  • Developed scope, cost, and schedule reports and presentations for key stakeholders and compared work activities with project milestones.
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Ports and harbors
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On-Call Civil Engineering Consulting Services, Port of Los Angeles
Port of Los Angeles

Civil Engineering and Design, Structural Design, Architectural Design, Roadway Design, Plans, profiles, sections, Transportation/traffic studies, Mechanical & Electrical Design, Sanitary/Storm drain Design

The Port of Los Angeles (POLA) awarded DRC a three-year Prime contract to provide comprehensive A&E consulting services, including roadway, paving, demolition, terminal design, right-of-way, alongside heavy structural, mechanical, HVAC, and electrical engineering. DRC’s staff knows POLA’s culture, staff, guidelines, policies, and procedures, all of which have contributed to a longstanding relationship embodied in this on-call and other contracts.

Our CAD specialists developed plans for eight buildings at Berths 136-147 – TraPac Terminal. The buildings included: Guard Houses, Yard Operations Building, Administration Building, Maintenance & Repair Building, Reefer Wash Facility, Driver Services Building, Roadability Station & Canopy, and Crane Maintenance Building.

DRC staff worked on bent frame tapered steel girder Canopy Structures for Berths 121-131 – Yang Ming Terminal. We provided consulting services for the Timber wharf damage repair for Berth 118. Our specialists checked concrete pile and deck plans for Berths 408-409 – Pacific Energy Crude Oil Marine Terminal. Our AutoCAD specialists worked on plans for Berths 94-95 Catalina Freight Building Rehab & Retrofit. DRC’s structural engineering drawings included site plans, floor framing plans, sections, elevations, typical detail, etc.

Other DRC projects include a small Dock House and a small Spill Boom Structure for Berths 408-409 – Crude Oil Marine Terminal, and six restroom facilities for the Paseo de Los Angeles, San Pedro Waterfront Enhancements Project.

DRC also reviewed the Port’s engineering database, developed database indexes, provided network computer support that included security monitoring, researched as-built drawings, and transcribed information.

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Ports and harbors
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Pier 300 Container Wharf and Retaining Structure Design Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, CA
Port of Los Angeles

Civil Design, Marine Design, Structural Design, Seismic Analysis, Bid Packages, Technical Specifications

The Pier 300 Container Wharf and Structure Design at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) consists of a 130-acre terminal designed to capture a major portion of America’s coal and petroleum coke exports to the Pacific Rim. Dredging reached 85 feet in some places to create capacity for the access of deeper draft vessels.

D R Consultants & Designers supported civil engineering for the project’s three phases. Our team assisted with the marine and structural design of the container terminal for evaluation and analysis of seismic requirements and was instrumental in developing and reviewing bid packages and technical specifications.

The Pier 300 project is part of the southern terminus of the Alameda Corridor. This vital road and rail improvement effort links POLA to rail facilities near downtown Los Angeles, expediting efficient intermodal movement of cargo inland while providing environmental benefits.

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Ports and harbors
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Pier 400 Dredging and Landfill Design Project, Port of Los Angeles, CA
Port of Los Angeles

Conceptual Design, Preliminary and Final Design, Construction Services,

The Concept Design of Pier 400 is part of the design and construction for the navigation channel and landfill elements of Phase I in the Port of Los Angeles 2020 Plan. The navigation channel and landfill construction accommodates the initial need to provide access to the dry bulk and container terminals planned for existing Port land at Pier 300 and to accommodate navigation access and berthing requirements for facilities to be constructed in the Pier 400 Landfill.

D R Consultants & Designers provided engineering support services during the Conceptual Design phase for the Dredge Channel and Landfill Plan and for the containment and berthing structures. Specifically, DRC assisted with developing design criteria for channel excavation and landfill performance, accounting for static, seismic, hydrodynamic, operational, and all other factors for the subsequent design of dredge/landfill stages.

The project includes constructing approximately seven miles of deep draft navigation channels at depths ranging from 45 and 81 feet below Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW) with two turning basins. Channel construction generated approximately 50 million cubic yards of dredged material that is being used to create approximately 582 acres of landfill at Pier 400.

Our team developed three dredging and landfill schemes, each consisting of two stages. The first channel and landfill construction stage included dredging an entrance channel, main channel, and turning basin to the Pier 300 Dry Bulk Facility of 63-feet MLLW, a northern channel to Pier 300 Container Facility with a minimum depth of 45-feet MLLW.

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