Taylor Engineering leverages specialized skills and advanced design tools to address the unique requirements of marine structural design and engineering projects. We include coastal and water resources engineers with experience in the assessment of environmental loads — wind, waves, currents, and tidal forces — common to marine structures. Working in conjunction with structural engineers well versed in a range of materials — steel, concrete, timber, aluminum, and composites — the team continually produces cost-effective, robust, and serviceable, custom-designed products for site-specific marine conditions. Combined with our environmental permitting expertise, Taylor Engineering’s experience in the complex challenges associated with marine structures engineering has proven invaluable in the success of numerous waterfront engineering projects. Please visit our project gallery to view a variety of our waterfront, waterway, and marine structures projects. A few project examples include
Taylor Engineering has completed two phases of a three-phase project to design, permit, and construct an articulated stone bulkhead around the campus perimeter to protect the school’s shoreline. This unique campus, sited on a peninsula of reclaimed marsh, includes a single perimeter roadway adjacent to the waterfront. The roadway provides transit around the facility for students, staff, buses, delivery vehicles, and a myriad of public activities. This comprehensive project encompasses goals to provide erosion control, coastal storm protection, roadway improvements, parking improvements, pedestrian access, stormwater system improvements, recreational and educational opportunities, and landscape improvements.
This project entailed designing the Flagler Drive seawall — a key component of the City of West Palm Beach signature waterfront development project — between the Palm Harbor Marina and the Royal Palm (SR 704) Bridge. The 3,220-foot-long seawall protects the city’s downtown waterfront and Flagler Drive. Taylor Engineering also assisted the city with bid review and provided construction observation services for this project.
Taylor Engineering helped protect the City of Lantana’s park infrastructure from collapsing into the Atlantic Ocean as a result of a tropical storm that destroyed existing beachfront sidewalks and access ramps. We worked closely with Palm Beach County to provide dune restoration as part of the overall shoreline stabilization. The resulting stabilization system provides protection against a 50-year design storm, which approximately equates to a Category 3 hurricane.