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U.S. Coast Guard Entertaining Bids for Galveston Facility & Pier

07/27/2017 03:30:00 pm | Viewed: 298

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U.S. Coast Guard Station Galveston - South Pier. Photo courtesy of USCG FDCC.


Posted: 7-27-2017, 4:58 p.m.

by Adolfo Pesquera

Galveston (Galveston County) - The U.S. Coast Guard will accept bids until July 31 for a design/build project for a new Galveston pier and maintenance facility.

The USCG Facilities Design and Construction Center based in Norfolk, Virginia released archictural documents for a 5,600 gross square foot, two-story facility to be located at 3000 Fort Point Road.

The facility's mission is to provide maintenance and support for the three 154-foot Fast Response Cutters and associated small boats of each vessel. Estimated cost of the project is from $6 million to $10 million.

See VBX Project ID 2017-6321.

There are three distinct areas of work. There is a base bid on the Waterfront. This involves the design and construction of a 150-foot extension to the existing 180-foot shallow draft construction tender pier, referred to as the South Pier. This job includes extensions and improvements to the hotel capabilities of the pier in order to homeport the Fast Response Cutters.

Pier work also involved providing new shore ties and the installation of electrical utilities.




Waterfront work will also require a reconfiguration of the existing rip-rap bulkhead to allow the existing Coast Guard construction tender to moor closer to the shoreline.

The 5,600 square foot Maintenance Augmentation Team facility appears in the Request for Proposal as an option. The building will be of staggered heights, with the lower roof line at about 14 feet and the upper roof at about 37 feet at the truss bearing.

It will have a brick veneer on the first level and pre-finished metal wall panel with vertical ribs on the second level, as well as a standing seam metal roof and hurricane resistant attic.

Demolition will be required where the building is to be constructed. A pavement 13 inches thick made of Portland cement concrete with rebar must be removed.


Proposed maintenance facility for support of the Fast Response Cutters. Elevation courtesy of USCG FDCC.



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Adolfo Pesquera

Adolfo Pesquera is a veteran news journalist. He has worked for Hearst Corp., American Lawyer Media, News Corp and Freedom Communications. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines across the USA. He is a journalism graduate of UT-RGV. He writes, edits and creates digital pages for VBX.