Underwater Facilities Inspection and Assessment at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington.
COLLINS ENGINEERS INC CHICAGO IL
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A visual swim-by inspection was made of all facilities under investigation Piers, Moorings, and Quaywalls and a more detailed visual and tactical inspection was made of representative components of each facility. Ultrasonic thickness measurements were made of selected steel components. The detailed inspection included wire brush cleaning and scraping of the areas, and documentation of conditions with color photographs. Generally, the underwater inspection indicated that the submerged portions of the facilities included in this project are in good to excellent condition. No immediate repairs are necessary. There are, however, areas of distress and deterioration that should be repaired to maintain the long term serviceability of the facility. Design live loads for each facility are contained in the report. No reductions for these design loads are warranted. The table beginning on the following page summarizes the condition of each facility and recommended repairs with associated costs.
- Civil Engineering