DCR – Coastal Hazard Project

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Childs Engineering Corporation was tasked in the initial pilot study and six year reassessment of approximately 300 structures to research, survey, and engineer the work to identify, locate, and evaluate coastal structures used for shore protection. For the purposes of this work, coastal structures included all hard or man-made structures designed to control coastal hazards by preventing them from reaching property, buildings or infrastructure such as seawalls, revetments, bulkheads (including wharves functioning as bulkheads for protection purposes) groins, jetties, breakwaters and dikes or levees; and all soft or natural landforms that are managed actively to provide shore protection and reduce potential damage to landward property, such as beaches, dunes, and coastal banks.

Project Type: Shoreline Protection