|521 Vilabella Avenue, Florida
The Coastal Systems International, Inc. (Coastal
Systems) team of engineers, biologists, surveyors,
and project managers worked together seamlessly to
design and permit a custom dock and boat lift project for a new
single-family residence in Coral Gables.
Existing conditions consisted of a small concrete deck
measuring 7 feet in width and 100 feet in length. The concrete
deck and associated bulkhead is adjacent to the Coral Gables
Canal. The proposed project incorporated a boat lift and a
wooden platform over the existing concrete deck. The 36-
linear-foot wooden platform extended waterward 5 feet over
the canal to serve as a dock. The two-post boat lift, located
adjacent to the dock, was designed to accommodate a vessel up
to 30 feet in length.
Coastal Systems performed a hydrographic survey and
assessed water depths and aquatic biological resources to
obtain critical information regarding baseline conditions and
the applicable regulations to set design parameters. Coastal
Systems also reviewed local, state, and federal regulatory code
and conducted pre-application consultation meetings with the
City of Coral Gables and the Miami-Dade Department of
Environmental Resources Management (DERM).
Environmental permit applications were compiled and
processed through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)
and DERM for the project, which included the wooden dock
and a 15,000 lb boat lift engineered to elevate a 30-foot vessel.
Coastal Systems also provided construction administration
services specifically relative to the bid process in order to assist
the client in selection of a contractor and to ensure the project
is to be constructed in accordance with the approved plans.