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.
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
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.
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 !
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.