Ports and harbors

Construction Support San Pedro Waterfront, Downtown Harbor


  • Client


    Port of Los Angeles

  • Services Provided


    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.