U.S. Military Academy (USMA), Construction Consulting
Beacon Consulting Group provided construction consulting services for a waterfront construction project at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) campus (West Point, NY). Beacon had provided construction consulting / surety consulting services on other projects at West Point, including a 51,000 sq. ft. addition to the Keller Army Community Hospital located on the campus and more recently on a construction project at the campus' veterinary clinic.
Beacon provided consulting and construction management services related to completion of dock and seawall re-construction projects on the campus’ Hudson River waterfront.
Project: Dock & Seawall Repairs/ Reconstruction (North & South) United States Military Academy at West Point
Owner: U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Services: Surety Consulting & Construction Management
Project Size: $4.76M (Original/Total Construction Project Contract)
Description of Construction Project: The project involved marine construction, including the repair of damaged timber dock supports, re-surfacing of the concrete dock deck and construction of a new 500-foot-long cast-in place concrete seawall. Concerns regarding the performance of the original General Contractor prompted the Surety to retain Beacon for assessment services.
Beacon’s Role/Services: Beacon performed an assessment of the project and provided a cost to complete for the Surety, and assisted in achieving an agreement with the primary sub-contractor to complete the project. Beacon provided construction management services on behalf of the Surety to help complete the project in a timely manner.
As depicted in the photos below, a large, 500-foot-long section of seawall was re-constructed as part of this project. Construction work on the seawall included:
- Installing the temporary cofferdam (steel sheet pilings and fill) along the length of the seawall to prepare for concrete work
- Pouring the cast-in-place concrete for the seawall
- Facing the upper/exposed part of the seawall with an architectural surface finish designed for the marine environment
- Installing the required drainage system along the seawall
- Excavation and installation of sidewalks and asphalt work next to seawall
In other sections of this waterfront/marine construction project, commercial divers were involved with underwater construction/fastening work related to the repair/replacement of timber bulkheads.