KCI worked with the Federal Highway Administration, offering specialty construction inspection services during timber pile driving, walkway, plumbing and electrical utility service installation to dock repairs at the Great Kills Marina. Our team was responsible for ensuring the new construction was in compliance with current New York building codes and FHWA standards.
Located on a peninsula in Staten Island, New York, Great Kills Park is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, locally known for its ecological resources and recreational amenities. The 880-acre park offers public beaches, multi-use hiking and biking paths as well as a marina for boaters and fishermen.
The park’s only marina was a casualty of Hurricane Sandy, destroyed in the devastating event of 2012. As part of the relief effort, the Federal Highway Administration’s Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division rebuilt the facility with some improvements to meet current codes and industry standards. The marina was reconstructed in the same general configuration as the previous layout; however, water and electrical service was installed to all 205 boat slips. In addition, the replacement pilings and timber walkways were designed to withstand wind loads, wave heights and vessel impacts associated with a Category 2 hurricane.