KS Associates was under contract with the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority to provide engineering services for a major maritime infrastructure program at the Cleveland Bulk Terminal (CBT). Located on Whiskey Island in the Cleveland Harbor, the CBT handles more than 2,000,000 tons of taconite annually and is a critical link in the supply chain for the delivery of raw materials feeding the ArcelorMittal steel mill on the Cuyahoga River.
In 2016 and 2017, KS Associates provided a complete above-ground and below-water assessment of the CBT infrastructure. KS Associates then developed innovative, cost-effective design solutions to rehabilitate and replace 1,200 linear feet of bulkhead along the CBT property; install mooring bollards; develop stormwater management solutions; and update lighting and safety features. KS Associates also provided surveying; coordinated environmental and historic archaeology studies, and assisted with the development of a GIS database for a future Asset Management Program.
KS Associates worked with the Cleveland Port, ODOT, and subconsultants to complete design of the project on an accelerated schedule. Field work and construction activities were programmed around the Cleveland Port’s busy daily shipping schedule to minimize disruption to port operations.
Construction bids were received in October 2018 and the project was fully constructed in September 2019.