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Ports, harbors, and coastal infrastructure

Just as the natural and built environments define the waterfront or shoreline, our expertise in these environments defines success for our clients.

Waterfront infrastructure and environmental projects vary widely in complexity. With a team that sets technical standards on and in the water for more than 65 years, Haley & Aldrich knows how to manage that complexity.

Our team of engineers, scientists, regulatory specialists, and remediation experts has the experience and foresight to innovate where standard solutions might fail. This diversity of expertise also allows us to be highly responsive to your needs. We can change course quickly and effectively — and that is essential for managing the challenges typically associated with our work on shoreline facilities and environmental projects.

Because not every project looks the same, we know that our solutions shouldn’t either. Our ability to craft customized action plans — down to the smallest nuances — can be critical to the success of your projects. Our expertise in the full range of geotechnical, environmental, permitting, and resiliency consulting services for ports, harbors, and coastal engineering projects means we can assemble comprehensive in-house teams that provide efficient project management and clear communications to expedite the successful completion of your projects.

Talk to our market experts:

Scott Bodensteiner Sediment Dredged Material Management
Scott Bodensteiner

Technical Expert, Environmental Sciences, Sediment Quality and Permitting

John DiGenova
John DiGenova

Program Manager, Geotechnical Engineering

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Garry R. Horvitz

Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Market highlights

  • Checkmark Work at all four U.S. Naval shipyards, Coast Guard stations, and Port Authority facilities
  • Checkmark Small ports, ferry terminals, harbor districts, and private/municipal marinas
  • Checkmark Piers, wharves, bulkheads, seawalls, breakwaters, dry docks, and underwater structures 
  • Checkmark Offshore energy projects and support facilities
  • Checkmark Capital improvement, property redevelopment, and brownfields
  • Checkmark Ecorestoration projects incorporating shoreline resiliency and “engineering with nature” concepts
  • Checkmark Dredging projects and beneficial reuse of sediments
  • Checkmark Projects with complicated environmental or community concerns 
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A collaborative, client-first approach that drives success

Whether your projects involve infrastructure construction, nearshore redevelopment, engineering with nature, maintenance dredging, ecological restoration, contaminant remediation, or other waterfront endeavors, Haley & Aldrich’s team knows how to achieve the collaboration and partner buy-in that is essential for success.

In addition to our technical expertise, our team’s understanding of regulatory expectations and our ability to effectively communicate them to contractors and other consultants result in projects that consider and mitigate permitting challenges. Our team of skilled grant writers has also successfully acquired brownfield remediation and redevelopment funding for ports and other nearshore facilities. Throughout each project, we remain focused on understanding your needs and challenges, allowing us to quickly remove roadblocks and deliver projects on time and on budget. 

Services we provide include:

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Contact us for marine, port, and coastal geotechnical engineering and remediation services