CONCEPTUAL DESIGN

Conceptual engineering for marine and industrial facilities, with particular expertise regarding port facilities and bulk material terminals featuring some or all of the following features: port infrastructure; loading and unloading systems for ships, barges, trains, and trucks; railroad track systems; bulk material and break-bulk storage facilities; conveying, weighing, blending, sampling, crushing, and cleaning systems for material handled and processing through the facilities.  Construction management services include opinions on probable cost, scheduling, procurement, performance specifications and bid documents, contract bidding, and contract administration.
Examples:

Relocation of Cold Storage Export Terminal, Port of New Orleans
Develop alternate conceptual designs and opinions of probable cost for developing a new refrigerated warehouse, ship loading dock, and truck marshaling yard on the Mississippi River.  The Port considered two sites and alternative designs were developed for each.

Redevelopment Plan, Port of Rio Haina, Dominican Republic
Joint Venture with CSX World Terminals; Redevelopment plan for bulk, break-bulk, and container port facilities; conceptual design and opinions of probable cost for capital investment and operations.

Coal Importing Systems at Kinder Morgan Atlantic Coast Terminals
Separate assignments in 2005 and 2006 involving conceptual design and OPC for improvements to existing Kinder Morgan terminals: Shipyard River Terminal in Charleston, SC, and the Pier IX Terminal in Newport, News VA.  Both projects involves new marine facilities to unload cape and panamax ships, conveyors systems, storage areas, railroad track systems, and high capacity rail loading.