Art Anderson Associates (AAA) was the Prime Consultant providing master planning and design services for the Bremerton Harbor Improvement Master Planning and Marina Expansion, and integration of the project into other waterfront redevelopment projects and funding sources. The Harbor Master Plan includes the Bremerton Marina expansion, improved Passenger Ferry Terminal facilities, boundary adjustments to the Port's Harbor control area, and a comprehensive review and adjustment to the Bremerton outer harbor line.
The $34M marina expansion project added a new 8,000-long-ton displacement floating breakwater system and provides approximately 300 new berths. In addition to up-front planning and grant assistance, AAA provided full civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering design for the entire project. This includes all the marina floats and berths, the breakwater, re-engineering of the USS Turner Joy's moorage and passenger ferry terminal improvements. AAA also provided bid support and construction management services. AAA consistently interfaced with Port personnel, ensuring their needs and issues are addressed throughout the course of the project.
A wave/wake study for this project was conducted by subconsultant Coast & Harbor Engineering, and resulted in development of new design standards that are expected to eventually be adopted as an international design standard for floating wave attenuation. For the study phase of the project, AAA designed the new breakwater system for Bremerton using the new harbor protection criteria together with a series of physical models that were tested at the Oregon State University's O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory in Corvallis, Oregon. The state-of-the-art breakwater design was featured in a presentation at the ASCE PORTS 2007 Conference as a model for reliable and cost-effective harbor protection. The marina expansion project was also the recipient of the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award from both the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Seattle Section and West Region, and was a nominee for the national award.
Art Anderson Associates provided Housing Kitsap (formerly the Kitsap Consolidated Housing Authority) construction management services for this $25 million, multi-agency government facility. Services included owner's site representation, assistance negotiating change order pricing, coordination with City Public Works division and local utility companies, frequent KCCHA management updates on potential construction cost impacts to the project budget and schedule monitoring/management. We served as the primary interface with all government tenants, including Congressman Norm Dicks, the City of Bremerton, Kitsap County Health District, Kitsap County Offices, and the Bremerton Housing Authority for design and construction of tenant improvements in a cost-effective and timely manner. The project was completed in 2004.
AAA provided naval architecture and marine engineering services for upgrades to the Clackamas County ferry MJ LEE II, which carries motorists and pedestrians across the Willamette River near the town of Canby. AAA was the original designer of the ferry, which has a carrying capacity of nine automobiles and 49 passengers. As part of this original contract, AAA prepared a complete design package for the new vessel, as well as additional site modifications to accommodate it.
The scope of work for the propulsion overhaul project included a complete replacement of the electro-hydraulic z-drive system with a fully-electric system, modifications to hydraulic systems to use vegetable oil, installation of an air conditioning unit for the pilothouse, new mooring fittings and electrical system improvements. AAA prepared concept and preliminary designs, addressing propulsion machinery, arrangements, hydraulic and electrical systems, and fire main and bilge piping systems. Subsequently, AAA prepared the complete shipyard contract technical design package for the modifications, which included plans, specifications, cost and weight estimates, stability documents, and which incorporated USCG comments. During the bid and construction phase, AAA responded to technical inquiries, issued formal addenda, performed submittal reviews, conducted site visits, developed the deadweight survey plan and performed the deadweight analysis, and finalized stability documentation.
Art Anderson Associates was retained by the City and County of Honolulu to develop a demonstration intra-island ferry operation service on Oahu. The scope of work included carrying out the feasibility study, market analysis, environmental impact, assessment of public awareness, development of an operational profile, definition of suitable vessels, negotiation with potential operators, and monitoring of the project's performance for 12 months after the beginning of the operation. Art Anderson Associates was also involved with the funding process by reviewing and offering input to the City during the application process for federal funding.
Art Anderson Associates has provided Homeland Security Implementation Engineering services for Washington State Ferries (WSF) since 2003. The initial contract grew out of the award of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Port Security grants for pilothouse/engine room security enhancements aboard twelve WSF vessels and camera/physical security enhancements for five WSF terminals. In 2011, Art Anderson Associates was awarded a follow-on contract that extends our exclusive support role through 2013.
The contract scope of work entails all consultant services for the design of an integrated access control and video monitoring (ACVM) system across both vessels and terminals, an essential factor in a coordinated security plan. Our team has designed surveillance, monitoring and recording equipment and software installations; intrusion alarm systems; access control systems; and overall integration with WSF's network. The work has also included vendor interface/support with the IT contractor, development and maintenance of a comprehensive equipment catalog, development of photo identification badges for all WSF employees, architectural/civil/structural design for triangle route terminal modifications, construction support during and after installation and participation in various meetings with vendor and WSF personnel.
Art Anderson Associates was a subconsultant to Jacob’s Consultancy to provide ferry-specific expertise and planning services in support of a study for the Toronto Port Authority. The Port operates a small auto-passenger ferry system which connects the mainland with its island-based airport. With continued expansion and increasing traffic at the airport, the Port needed to investigate options for increasing capacity within a short timeline.
Art Anderson Associates met with Jacobs and the Port to brainstorm options for increasing capacity, and narrow options for analysis. We prepared preliminary designs, capacity estimates and cost estimates for a larger replacement auto ferry, second auto ferry and a passenger ferry. We then worked with Jacob’s and the client to identify the most viable option. The results were presented in a report to the Port, which is now proceeding to build a larger replacement vessel that will manage capacity in the years ahead.
Art Anderson Associates provided naval architecture and marine engineering services for in the conversion of the ex-USNS INDOMITABLE (T-AGOS-7) into a multidisciplinary ocean-going research vessel. The converted vessel, now the MCARTHUR II, conducts oceanographic research and assessments, throughout the eastern Pacific, including the U.S. West Coast, Central and South America.
Our tasking included providing designs for this conversion to match that of the MCARTHUR II's sister ship, the HI'IALAKAI. Conversion work items included the installation of a new mission deck above the main deck aft; extension of the forecastle deck; installation of a new A-frame, J-frame, knuckle boom deck crane, oceanographic winch, central hydraulic system with a new hydraulic power unit, Miranda work boat davit, and new anti-roll dump tank; relocation of the existing hydrographic winch; removal of various structures, including the raised winch control station house, and equipment incidental to the installations.
To save cost and provide commonality, the fleet drawings from previous conversions of were modified, based on an extensive shipcheck, to suit the MCARTHUR II. In addition to drawing development, purchase specifications were prepared for the oceanographic winch, hydraulic power unit and Miranda davit. Throughout the project, close liaison was maintained with NOAA's technical personnel to ensure timely transfer of needed information and resolution of problems. By ensuring that all of NOAA's requests for this project were discussed and resolved at our corporate internal resource meetings, we were able to allocate the necessary resources and time without delay in either schedule or increase in fiscal charges.
Art Anderson Associates led the development of a business plan to provide high-speed passenger-only ferry service from Bellingham to Friday Harbor. The Whatcom Council of Governments, in partnership with the Port of Bellingham and the Port of Friday Harbor envision the ferry service as a critical commercial link between the two thriving communities. The plan builds on the results of a demonstration service, which operated in the winter months of 2005-2006.
The business plan encompassed all aspects of the prospective service, addressing its viability, operations and impact on the local economy. Art Anderson Associates utilized its proprietary FerryPro™ software to develop an operational model and pro-forma financial statements. Our ridership and financial analyses established the baseline for service scheduling, pricing and compensation for the contracted operator.
An economic impact model was developed by our subconsultant, the Western Washington University Small Business Development Center, and we examined the economic "ripple effect" of the infusion of new jobs and the resultant commerce from the new connection between the cities. We also analyzed the cost of alternative travel, both in financial (ticket and travel cost) and environmental terms (greenhouse gas emissions). The result of our efforts is a firm foundation on which a successful service can be further developed, built and operated.