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Plaquemines Parish Site Assessment & Disaster Recovery
BKI has aided Plaquemines Parish in their restoration and rehabilitation following major disaster events including numerous hurricanes. Our recovery efforts included recovery of marina and boat harbor facilities, design of new pumping stations, modifications of existing pumping stations, rehabilitation of damaged sewer lift stations, restoration of damaged barge/ferry landings and the restoration of a fire station. In all of the projects listed above, BKI provided inspections and assessments of the damage and designed the repairs to restore/rehabilitate each project to meet the more stringent code requirements following major disaster events.
• Barge/Ferry Landing Restoration
• Marina Facility Recovery
• Pumping Station Modifications
• Sewer Lift Station Rehabilitation
• Fire Station Restoration
Port of New Orleans Hurricanes Damage Assessments & Recovery Projects
BKI was contracted by the Port of New Orleans for the provision of engineering assessments of damages sustained by the Port as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav. BKI’s services included engineering assessments of structural, mechanical and electrical systems of wharves, marshalling yards and service areas along the Mississippi Riverfront.
In addition to thoroughly documenting damages, BKI also provided recommendations and cost estimates for repairs to all facilities affected by the storms.
BKI’s engineering staff coordinated with the Port’s Administrative staff and with FEMA during the preparation of numerous project worksheets.
Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, teams of BKI engineers surveyed structural, mechanical, and electrical system at 39 facilities for the Port, covering nine linear miles of riverfront from the Crescent City Connection Mississippi River Bridge to the Henry Clay Wharf. For Hurricane Gustav in 2008, BKI’s assessment teams surveyed another 24 existing structures.
The result of these assessments were the completion of 64 PWs for Hurricane Katrina, totaling $49 million and 19 PWs for Hurricane Gustav, totaling approximately $2 million in repairs and reconstructions at the Port.
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Hurricane Damage Assessments
BKI was selected by Northrop Grumman Ship Building, Inc. to provide preliminary engineering assessments of damage to their facilities in Pascagoula, MS; Gulfport, MS; and New Orleans, LA as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Damages to their facilities from these back-to-back storms was significant.
Teams of BKI engineers surveyed structural, mechanical and electrical systems for over 470 structures within these three facilities for damage.
Following the preliminary damage assessments, BKI prepared preliminary cost estimates and made recommendations as to repairs to restore these facilities to normal operations.
BKI also met with Northrop Grumman’s insurance agency adjuster and assessor during the damage assessment to provide technical knowledge of certain damaged components.