Students: Zach Baker, Jean Cumlat, Seth Wise, Ciara Teilborg
Faculty Advisor or Community Project Lead: Osama A. Abaza
Client Organization: Alaska State Parks
The Seawolf Engineering team completed preliminary design work on the Kasilof River Boat Takeout Project, located approximately four river miles from the mouth of the Kasilof River. The purpose of the project is to provide a safe, reliable, and easy to use public boat retrieval facility, as Kasilof residents have expressed concern at the dwindling number of privately available boat takeouts. Preliminary design work for roads, trails and parking was undertaken in order to provide motorist and pedestrian access to the property. In addition, these transportation facilities service the boat takeout facility. Seawolf Engineering completed preliminary design work for six takeout concepts and provided two recommended designs with cost estimates. Additionally, the team compiled a list of all materials required to be removed from the property as part of the site cleanup effort, and the team’s environmental specialist drafted a comprehensive list of permits necessary for the construction work at the site. The initial layout of the gravel parking, trail, and road facilities was completed to the requirements set forth in both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) specifications. Finally, detailed drawings of the one-way Cart and Sharkskin boat retrieval designs were developed, as well as preliminary outlines of the Lift, Roller, One-Way Gate, and Parking Gate launch prevention concepts.