Griffin Structures, with the support of TranSystems as a subconsultant, provided comprehensive construction management services for the development Marina Park. The $35 million, 10.5 acre park sits on the Newport Peninsula and features both marine and land-side amenities.
The project involved new construction of a public park; a 24,000-square-foot Community and Sailing Center building with classroom, office and meeting space; a 23-slip visitor marina; a reconstructed restroom building; a freestanding playground lighthouse feature; themed playground; outdoor fitness circuit; parking lots; open space and picnic areas; and street frontage improvements. The visitor marina is the first marina approved on the California coastline in 28 years. Marina Park also features a new 6,100-square-foot Girl Scouts Leadership Center, funded entirely by the Girl Scouts of Orange County.
The scope of work involved overseeing, managing, and controlling schedules and cost during all phases of the four separate packages, which included demolition of the mobile home park; marina basin dredging and foundation soil remediation; the Community and Sailing Center buildings, restroom buildings and park; and construction and installation of new marina docks.
Approximately 45,000 cubic yards of sand material was dredged for the marina, with 36,000 cubic yards used for beach replenishment at three other beach front locations in the City. Vibro-displacement was used as a soil densification technique to mitigate liquefaction and stabilize the soil to support the marina seawalls and land-side development. A total of 634 stone columns were installed to stabilize the marina basin and create the foundation for the community and sailing center.
As a result of the integrated and well-coordinated architectural, engineering and construction efforts, the project was completed four months ahead of schedule and $4 million under budget.
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