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Shoreside  Engineering LLC is an independent consulting firm specializing in  floating dock/marina design; including the structural components,  flotation, anchorage, and gangway/access systems. With civil engineering  experience in commercial development projects, Shoreside can also  assist in land based improvements related to access of your floating  facility regardless of water level fluctuations. 


 DOUGLAS E. PLUTH, P.E.
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER
573-317-7024
26+ YEARS DESIGN EXPERIENCE
IN FLOATING DOCK & MARINA STRUCTURES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES;
INCLUDING THE GREAT LAKES.

13 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
AND SITE DEVELOPMENT
 

AVAILABLE SERVICES AND CAPABILITIES

 Professional Engineer certification  (P.E. seal according to state law guidelines) of site plans for  permits, including submittal calculations and fabrication drawings as  required by many state and local permitting entities. Depending on the  project requirements or the Owner's preference, Shoreside Engineering  can work with the reviewers directly to expedite approvals.
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Shoreside Engineering will design the optimum substructure, roof  system, and anchorage, to ensure your project will survive the elements  and minimize maintenance for years to come. Attention dock builders: We can utilize and most times improve, your product lines. With years of design projects already in use we know what works !  
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We can provide AutoCAD drawings of site plans, and/or fabrication  drawings for any marina/dock configuration; roofs structure, and  anchorage system; sealed by a registered Professional Engineer as  required. Working with dock companies and fabricators throughout the United States, Shoreside Engineering LLC utilizes design software  to maximize structural efficiencies. We can assist in reducing  fabrication costs for new projects or verify the design of existing  structures. About any dock or component can be modeled. Using the  software to apply loads, select  the actual  materials and sizes, we can  determine the best design to meet  the demands of your project !
         

 We can perform accurate flotation calculations and layouts for any floating dock or marina.

     

All  designs will consider wave conditions and regional wind & snow load codes, IBC guidelines as they pertain to floating structures, or project specifications.

     

Floating platform design  for buildings is our specialty, including coordination with the  building contractor(s) for walls, columns, utility support and attachments.
 

View the various building platforms throughout the website. From a simple restroom to a  30,000 sq. ft. facility shown at right, requiring over 3 million pounds  of flotation to support it ! See the following web page on FLOATING  PLATFORMS
 

ADDITIONAL EXPERTISE AND SERVICES AVAILABLE
 

Technical support at all
levels including :
-Accurate preliminary design for construction estimating.
 

-Assistance to Owner / G.C. for project pre-qualification.
 

-Technical Assistance during construction phase and closeout.
 

-Assistance with Operations manual for dock or marina structures.
 

-Travel for sales support, project development,  inspections, etc.