Waterfront Structures

RACE has extensive experience in the inspection, analysis and design of waterfront structures including rehabilitation of existing structures and new structures. RACE combines coastal, geotechnical and structural expertise to design structures of all types and sizes from small residential piers and seawalls to large industrial terminal wharfs and mooring structures. Our holistic approach to the project includes our regulatory and construction phase specialists so that projects are designed to be practical, permittible and constructible. RACE’s waterfront structural engineering experience includes all phases of design from early planning to final drawings and technical specifications for construction.

Our projects include:

  • Piers and Docks

  • Bulkheads, Seawalls and Revetment Structures

  • Wave Attenuators, Breakwaters and Jetties

  • Port Facilities, Bulk Unloading Terminals and Offshore Structures

  • Vessel Mooring Systems

  • Fender Systems for Docks and Bridge Piers

  • FEMA Compliant Structural Design of Buildings in the Coastal Area

  • Evaluation of Timber, Steel, and Concrete Structures

  • Design of Piles, Caissons, Drilled Shafts, Soil and Rock Anchor Systems

  • Development of Load Criteria for Coastal Structures: Wind, Flood, Snow, and Seismic

  • Design of Bridges and Other Structures Subject to Vehicles

  • Forensic Investigation of Structural Failures

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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