NEW HANOVER COUNTY PROJECTS

NEW HANOVER COUNTY PROJECTS

Andrew Consulting Engineers has been a part of the growth and development of a variety of projects for New Hanover County. Our scope of services -- for over 75 projects -- include building investigations, maintenance recommendations, thermal imaging and project management. Our featured projects and partial list are highlighted below.

LIST OF PROJECTS FOR NEW HANOVER COUNTY

NHC JUDICIAL BUILDING

  • Cornice Bracket Installation
  • Terra Cotta Renovation
  • Waterproofing
  • Envelope Review

MAIN LIBRARY

  • Awning Replacement
  • Parking Deck Building Evaluation
  • Parking Deck Repair Design
  • Waterproofing Review & Thermal Imaging Review

HISTORIC COURTHOUSE

  • Clock Tower Waterproofing
  • Rendering
  • Handicap Lift Design
  • Courthouse Clock Tower Masonry Repairs Cost Report
  • Courthouse Clock Tower Existing Condition Review
  • Courtroom Plaster Ceiling Investigation
  • New Boiler & Chiller

COUNTY JAIL

  • Structural Evaluation
  • Erosion Control Permit Recertification
  • Settlement Investigation & Repairs
  • Floor Slab & CMU Wall Review

NHC FIRE STATIONS

  • Myrtle Grove Station Roof Review
  • Ogden Station Existing Condition Review
  • Porters Neck Station Existing Condition Review
  • Myrtle Grove Station Thermal Imaging

CAPE FEAR MUSEUM

  • Exterior Envelope Review
  • Water Intrusion Investigation & Repairs
  • Structural Evaluation

OTHER NEW HANOVER COUNTY CLIENTS

  • County Crime Lab Expansion Consultation
  • Opera House Repair Design
  • Shaw-Speaks Community Center Evaluation
  • Lucille Shuffler Community Center Evaluation
  • 911 Call Center Building Evaluation
  • Senior Center - New Roof & Ceiling Access Hatches Inspection
  • Animal Shelter Building Evaluation
  • Airlie Gardens Administration Building Evaluation
  • WASTEC Administration Building Evaluation

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF CLIENTS & SCOPE OF SERVICES, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR 910.202.5555.

    CFCC UNION STATION

    CFCC UNION STATION

    Located at the corner of Front and Red Cross streets, the building will enable CFCC to better serve local citizens by providing more classrooms for general college classes, expanded health care training labs, a simulated operating room for the surgical technology program and a student services center which will include a one- stop location for vital student services like financial aid, counseling, career services, and business services.

    ST. MARK'S SCHOOL

    ST. MARK'S SCHOOL

    In the past three years, ACE has completed the structural design for various projects at St. Mark's Catholic School in Wilmington, NC.

     

    CITY OF WILMINGTON RIVERWALK

    CITY OF WILMINGTON RIVERWALK

    The Riverwalk is an elevated timber walkway that follows the borders of the Cape Fear River for over one mile in downtown Wilmington, NC. In recent years, ACE has been the prime designer and structural engineer of record for numerous segments of the Riverwalk's construction.

     

    CFCC FINE ARTS CENTER

    CFCC FINE ARTS CENTER

    The Fine Arts Center is a three story, 100,000 square foot, structural steel frame building. It features 60,000 square feet of state-of-the-art, high bay theater space with 1,500 seat capacity and multiple balcony levels. The center includes 40,000 square feet of classrooms, studios, rehearsal space, and recording studios. Cost for this project is $35M.

    CFCC UNION STATION - PARKING DECK

    CFCC UNION STATION - PARKING DECK

    Located behind the Schwartz Center on the CFCC campus this 6-story, precast concrete parking deck will hold 1,200 cars. Our design services also included design of numerous site retaining walls and pedestrian paths that connect to historical railroad buildings. Cost for this project is $20M.

    CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE

    CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE

    ACE has been working with Cape Fear Community College since we opened. The engineering building on CFCC's north campus was the first project we completed for the school. Most recently, we were the prime professionals for the Humanities and Fine Arts Center. Prior to the formation of Andrew Consulting Engineers, both Neal Andrew and Rod Andrew were structural engineers for various on-campus projects, including the Schwartz Center gymnasium and other classroom buildings.

    LIVE OAK BANK TREE

    LIVE OAK BANK TREE

    ACE assisted Wilmington artist Dumay Gorham with the structural design and the foundation and wall bracket requirements for an approximately 20-foot tall and 20-foot wide stainless steel live oak sculpture installed at the headquarters of Live Oak Bank in Wilmington, NC.

    BATTLESHIP NORTH CAROLINA COFFERDAM

    BATTLESHIP NORTH CAROLINA COFFERDAM

    Andrew Consulting Engineers was hired in 2014 by the state of North Carolina to design a cofferdam and SECU Memorial Walkway to surround the USS North Carolina, a WWII Battleship commissioned in 1941 and moored since 1961 in the Cape Fear River across from downtown Wilmington.

    COFFERDAM INFO

    • A cofferdam is a structure built within a body of water to allow the enclosed area to be de-watered to create a dry work environment.
    • Cofferdams are typically temporary construction structures, but the Battleship cofferdam will be permanent to allow for future repairs and maintenance.
    • The Battleship cofferdam will enable workers to repair and restore the ship’s corroded hull, which is paper-thin in places.
    • The Battleship’s last major dry docking and repair work was done in November 1953.
    • The cofferdam will be constructed from a series of 50’ tall structural steel sheet pilings that form the wall and are held in place by a series of 55’ to 60’ tall steel “H” pilings, half of which are placed vertically against the sheet to hold it in place and the other half placed at an angle to the sheet or “battered.”
    • Both the sheet pilings and the H pilings will be driven 30’ to 40’ below the mudline, with just 10’ showing above the water line. 
    • Four weir gates will be installed in the cofferdam. The water tight gates can be opened and closed to pump water out and allow water in.
    • The dam will be painted to match the color of the hull.
    • The cofferdam will cost $8 million to construct and will be paid by the state of North Carolina.
    • The cofferdam will be constructed over 18 months by Orion Marine Group of Norfolk, VA.
    • Project team:
    • Andrew Consulting Engineers – design and structural engineering services
    • BMH Architects – design services
    • McFadyen Engineers – electrical engineering for SECU Memorial Walkway lighting
    • S&ME -- geotechnical engineering and environmental testing services for permitting process and installation of the cofferdam and SECU Memorial Walkway pilings.
    • The only other permanent cofferdam of its kind in place in the United States is the one surrounding the USS Alabama, a 680’ long battleship moored since 1964 in Mobile Bay.

    By the Numbers:

    • 50’ tall, with 10’ visible above the waterlinE
    • 1,809 feet long around the perimeter, or just over 1/3 of a mile
    • 1,206 steel sheet piles, each measuring 25” wide and 15” deep in a corrugated “z” shape
    • 229 vertical steel H-piles, each 55 feet long
    • 229 battered steel H-piles, each 60 feet long
    • 4 weir gates measuring 10’6” tall x 6’ wide to allow water in and out
    • 4.6 million pounds (or 2,300 tons) of steel
    • $11 million to construct
    • 18 months to build

    CITY OF WILMINGTON FIRE STATIONS

    CITY OF WILMINGTON FIRE STATIONS

    Andrew Consutling Engineers, PC provided the structural design for the City of Wilmington Police Headquarters. This project will encompass approximately 85,000 sq/ft on two floors and will be located in the North Fourth Street District of The City. The new Police Headquarters will encompass roughly 11 acres and serve as an anchor for ongoing revitalization and growth in the City’s North side. The project provides ample space and modern technologies to support the current and future needs of the City’s Police and Public Safety Personnel.

    CAROLINA BEACH STATE PARK

    CAROLINA BEACH STATE PARK

    With a marina providing access to some of North Carolina's best fishing spots, a secluded camping area beneath towering trees, and miles of hiking trails that traverse a variety of distinct habitats—not to mention the presence of the Venus flytrap, one of the world's most unique carnivorous plants—it's no wonder Carolina Beach State Park is a popular coastal attraction. Located in an area steeped in both history and natural diversity, the park includes a visitor's center with exhibits depicting the wonders of its environment.

    HARBORSIDE CLUB CONDOMINIUMS

    HARBORSIDE CLUB CONDOMINIUMS

    HarborSide Club, located in Morehead City, North Carolina offers 63 luxury condos in an eight-floor high rise on Bogue Sound. Structural design included the building itself, marina bulkhead and the 30' by 70' pool.