This design-build project involved the replacement of two facilities at two locations on the New Jersey shore, including U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Station Atlantic City, NJ, and USCG Station Manasquan Inlet. Both stations were severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012, and this project is part of the U. S. Coast Guard's Hurricane Sandy Relief program.
The portion of the project located in Atlantic City involved the design and rebuilding of the boat maintenance facility (BMF) at USCG Station Atlantic City, NJ, and included the restoration of eroded portions of the east shoreline, the construction of erosion/wave protection; further protection of gabions, cribs, and bulkhead wall with a new armor stone revetment; and the replacement of a deteriorated existing wood sheet pile bulkhead wall between the boat ramp and main docks. The new boat maintenance facility features a boat maintenance bay, tool and storage rooms, administrative offices, training area, locker rooms, fitness area, and a telecommunications room. Structurally, the BMF consists of a two-story steel-stud building built on a concrete foundation supported by concrete piles, enclosed by brick and fiber-cement siding on a split-faced CMU exterior wainscot and a standing-seam metal roofing system. The BMF is designed to achieve LEED certification.
USCG Station Atlantic City was built at previous location in 1938 and was, at that time, reported to be the largest life boat station in the Coast Guard. The station was occupied by 52 active duty crew men and women assisted by 22 enlisted reservists. The new station will continue to provide search and rescue, law enforcement and environmental protection services for approximately 250 square miles of ocean, back bays, and inlets along the southern New Jersey coast.