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St. Bernard Port, Harbor & Terminal District Arabi Terminal Rehab
BKI was selected by the St. Bernard Port, Harbor & Terminal District to provide design and construction management services to replace the existing Dock No. 1 structure at the Arabi Terminal.
The project included the rehabilitation of a 90-year-old dock apron and warehouse, increasing the slab live load capacity of the dock to the modern port requirement and providing new warehouse facilities. The project consisted of the demolition and construction of a new 800’L x 100’ W dock.
The dock structure was designed for a combination slab live load of 1,000 PSF and 26 kip wheel load. BKI provided the design for a new 26,027 SF warehouse located on the dock apron setback 60 feet from the dock edge to allow the for material handling operations.
The warehouse was designed for 140 MPH (three second gust) wind load and included an adjacent rail siding for loading/unloading general cargo into rail cars. BKI also provided the design for the fire sprinkler system in the 26,027 SF warehouse. A rail mounted crane along the slip face was also included in the design of the project. The crane was used to load and unload the material from the docked vessels.
BKI provided construction administration services including submittal and shop drawing review, pay application review and processing, site inspection, as built services and close out of the project using LADOTD capital project requirements. BKI also provided all the necessary permits for construction of the project from the Corps of Engineers, Levee Board and other regulatory agencies.
Total construction value was $6,000,000.
Port of New Orleans Alabo Street Terminal Wharf Expansion
BKI was selected to prepare plans, specifications and estimates for upgrades to the Alabo Wharf Terminal on the Mississippi River for the Port of New Orleans.
The scope of work included new upstream and downstream wharf extensions to allow berthing two ships at the Alabo Terminal instead of the present capacity for a single berth.
Demolition of the old Charbonnet Wharf was required to make space for the upriver wharf extension. Repairs to the railroad included new ballast and replacement cross ties and realignment of the existing steel rails serving the riverfront transit shed and wharf apron with rail service.
Repairs to the transit shed included complete new metal roofing and siding, replacing all interior lighting and new roll-up doors for the existing transit shed warehouse.
A complete code analysis was performed to meet the current IBC Code and for wind speeds of 140 mph.
Port of Shreveport-Bossier Master Plan for Economic Development
BKI selected by the Port of Shreveport-Bossier to develop a Master Plan for Economic Development. The plan consisted of four step: (1) a strategic economic development plan; (2) a master plan for development; (3) an implementation plan; and (4) an economic impact analysis of the port.
The strategic economic development plan features an assessment of the port’s competitiveness within the region and suggests the types of industries the port is most likely to attract to the area.
The master plan for development supports the competitive analysis by recommending the physical improvements that will help the port attract the targeted industries.
The implementation plan suggests a logical order for projects to be developed in the short-term, mid-term and long-term future.
The economic impact analysis demonstrates the extent to which the Port of Shreveport-Bossier is an economic engine for all of northwest Louisiana.