Staff Directory

Portfolio Category: Coastal Engineering

Evaluation of Shoreline along County Road 707 (Indian River Drive)

Client: Florida Department of Transportation, District 4 Location: St. Lucie and Martin Counties, Florida, USA Challenge. Determine appropriate repairs or replacement of articulated concrete block (ACB) mattress installed to protect nearly 14 miles of roadway and embankment Solution. County Road 707 along the Indian River experienced major damage during the 2004 hurricane season. Subsequent emergency…
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Wave Study and Permitting Assistance for the Somerset Townhomes Development

Client: Confidential Location: Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA Challenge. Minimize construction contractor downtime by completing an expedited site-specific condition analysis to ensure structural foundations comply with coastal building codes Solution. When Pinellas County halted construction of a portion of a residential development one block landward of the Gulf of Mexico due to the planned foundations not…
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Modeling of Circulation and Salinity in Apalachicola Bay

Client: Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD) Location: Franklin County, Florida, USA Challenge. Evaluate effects of varying freshwater inputs on bay temperatures and salinity Solution. The Apalachicola River watershed, which extends into Alabama and Georgia, serves as the primary source of freshwater inflows into Apalachicola Bay. To assess various inflow scenarios from the upland watershed…
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Hurricane and Wave Erosion Studies for Modification of FEMA Flood Zones

Client: Multiple Commercial and Private Property Owners Location: Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, Florida, USA Challenge. Improve accuracy of coastal FEMA flood maps and the designs for proposed structures at site-specific locations Solution. INTERA performed erosion and wave studies for dozens of private oceanfront and Gulf front properties to modify FEMA flood zones via Letter of…
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