Crab Cay Development

Location

Great Exuma, The Bahamas

Description

Prepared construction drawings and engineering analyses for the development of waterfront property on the barrier island

Expertise

  • Marina design
  • Shoreline stabilization
  • Beach design
  • Jetty and breakwater design
  • Topographic and bathymetric surveying
  • Wave and storm surge analysis
  • Flushing analysis
  • EIA compliance

More about the Crab Cay Development project

The proposed Crab Cay Development is a 180-acre luxury development in the Great Exumas of The Bahamas. The development is comprised of the island of Crab Cay and is connected to the mainland by Mediterranean style bridge capable of loadings from heavy construction equipment.

The Principals of Cummins Cederberg served as coastal and marine engineers and conducted bathymetric surveying, coastal engineering studies, as well as the design of a marina, beaches, and coastal structures.

As part of the coastal engineering analysis, a statistical analysis of wind and waves was conducted, as the site is impacted by both offshore and local wind generated waves. Detailed numerical modeling of waves and hurricanes were conducted to understand site specific coastal processes during both normal and extreme conditions. A flood map identifying flood elevations was prepared for use by the project architect.

A marina design was prepared along with the design of shoreline stabilization. The shoreline stabilization along the marina basin perimeter was designed to take advantage of the hard limestone edge to reduce construction cost.

An entrance channel was designed in accordance with international navigation standards as well as to avoid shallow areas and reduce dredging requirements.

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