Town of Stratford


Stratford, CT


Beach Sand Design

Services Provided:

  • Site assessment

  • Sand grain size characterization Wave climatology study for various return period intervals

  • Hydrodynamic modeling

  • Analysis of storm induced erosion utilizing SBEACH

  • Preparation of beach maintenance plan

  • State permit for beach maintenance

  • Report of findings

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RACE designed a sand replacement project at the popular Short Beach facility.  Short Beach was ravaged by Hurricanes Irene and Sandy necessitating that the Town expend considerable funds to restore the beach back to pre-storm conditions. Following these storm events, the Town engaged RACE to prepare a designed beach grade to be resistant to erosion in periodic storm  events. RACE performed detailed site  investigations including topographic and bathymetric measurements, as well as, an analysis of the sediment grain size to optimize beach fill placement.  RACE used the SBEACH computer model to determine erosion for various storm events.

Proudly Serving Our Community for More than 21 Years.

Our mission is to enhance quality of life, experience, property & infrastructure by providing responsive solutions where water meets land.


RACE expertise embraces modern coastal engineering practices that are supported by a broad range of engineering disciplines including geotechnical and structural engineering as well as regulatory expertise.  Our full-range of professional services include:  coastal engineering, shoreline restoration and protection, inspections and rehabilitation of existing structures, design and planning of new marine structures, environmental permitting, hydrographic surveys, dredging planning and design, and marine construction administration.


RACE Coastal Engineering
611 Access Road

Stratford, CT  06615
Phone: 203.377.0663

Fax: 203.375.6561

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