Memo Regarding Report on Interim Inspection, Testing, Preliminary Analyses and Reporting Services for Rehabilitation of Piers 1, 2, and 3 at Alameda Point, January 16, 2018



1. PowerPoint Presentation

2. Report On Interim Inspection, Testing, and Analysis of Alameda Piers 1, 2, and 3 at Alameda Point



At the July 19, 2016 City Council meeting, the Council approved a contract to commission a study on the condition of the Alameda Point piers. The engineering firm of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) was engaged to perform the scope of services associated with the report. The report provides a summary of the field inspection, engineering investigations, preliminary analyses, and assessments of Alameda Point piers. The work was intended to ensure the adequacy of the piers for permanently mooring the U.S Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) fleet. The engineering assessment is intended to identify any issues pertaining to the structural capacity of the piers and mooring system and to assist the City in infrastructure planning and developing budgeting priorities. While the larger ships in the MARAD fleet are relocating because of increasing dredging costs, the five (5) smaller ships remain at the Alameda Point pier.

The report measures the pier condition according to the MARAD standards (technical requirements). The technical requirements are generic enough to be applicable to any industrial maritime user, therefore the results of the study are not limited to a MARAD use only. In fact, MARAD has a diverse fleet, so the analysis is useful for understanding the general condition of the pier for any user.

The full report is very detailed and is provided for your information (Exhibit 2). Overall, the Alameda Point piers have experienced chemical intrusion that has compromised the structures, but there are many different ways to address the problem. This staff report and presentation provide a high level discussion proving we have the essential information needed to guide our planning and full utilization of the piers for any potential tenant.