Annapolis City Dock Bulkhead Replacement Honored With Second Award

Photo caption: from left to right: Cara Johnson (EBA), Lisa Grieco (City of Annapolis), Jeff Evans (EBA), Deborah Schwab (Deborah M. Schwab Landscape Architecture), Aaron Downing (Cianbro), Kyle Ruef (EBA)

Phase 2 of the Annapolis City Dock Bulkhead Replacement project has received the 2017 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (Small Project) Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Maryland Section. Lisa Grieco, PE, the City’s project manager; representatives from EBA Engineering, Inc. (EBA), the designer; and a representative from Cianbro, the general contractor, accepted the award at a ceremony on June 8, 2017, at the Belvedere Hotel in Baltimore.

EBA designed both phases of the project and also provided construction phase services, including construction management, inspection, and testing. The ASCE Maryland Section’s annual recognition awards competition honors projects that reflect outstanding civil engineering achievements in Maryland.

In February, the project also received an Outstanding Project Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies Maryland (ACEC/MD) 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards competition.

“Completing a quality, multimillion dollar, major construction project in the heart of historic downtown Annapolis in under 6 months to the satisfaction of many stakeholders required true partnering,” said Jeff Evans, PE, EBA’s project manager for both phases of the Annapolis City Dock project. “This team worked extremely well together, and I’m very proud to have been a part of it.”

Located in the heart of Annapolis’ historic district, the Annapolis City Dock Bulkhead Replacement project was a high-profile endeavor requiring careful and extensive coordination between the City of Annapolis, key organizations, businesses, and government agencies.

Phase 2 concluded the City Dock Bulkhead Replacement and was completed in Spring 2016. This phase focused on protecting the inner City Dock near Market Space and Compromise Street. It involved constructing a 700-linear-foot cantilevered steel sheet pile bulkhead with concrete cap, replacing and widening the boardwalk, and installing new boat slips and timber mooring piles.

In all, the team successfully managed a complex, severely time-constrained project, including a project site with 300 years of structural history on it. The team considered both sustainable development strategies and the needs of future generations in the project’s design.

“We are so honored that this exceptional project has been recognized—twice now—by our colleagues and peers,” said EBA President and CEO Rizwan Siddiqi, PE.


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