T.Y. Lin International (TYLI) is providing a multi-discipline evaluation of the existing Piers Q, V, W, and X at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), formerly Charleston Naval Station, in Charleston, South Carolina.
Pier Q is a 60-foot by 1,000-foot concrete pier used for mooring large vessels used for FLETC training. Piers V, W, and X are used for docking small vessels. All four piers have experienced heavy deterioration since construction.
After evaluating the structural, mechanical, electrical, environmental (asbestos), and fire protection components of the piers, TYLI will provide recommendations for repairs or replacement with estimated construction costs.
- All structural concrete components will be inspected, using both destructive testing (concrete core samples) and non-destructive testing, including piles inspection by underwater divers.
- Existing utilities, including electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection systems, will be evaluated based on current and future use. Recommendations will be provided for repairs, upgrades, and demolition.
- An additional mooring analysis of Pier Q will be performed to determine if the existing structure can withstand loads from the large training vessels docked there.
- TYLI will summarize results of the mooring analysis and all repair/replacement recommendations in a report for use by FLETC.