For the second consecutive year, Roberge Associates Coastal Engineers, LLC (RACE) was honored with an Achievement in Civil Engineering (ACE) Award from the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE). RACE earned the 2015 Structural ACE Award of Merit for the Pleasure Beach Water Transportation Infrastructure Project located in Bridgeport Harbor, CT. 

The popular Pleasure Beach Island recreation destination was inaccessible to the public since the June 1996 fire that destroyed the swing span access bridge. RACE, in cooperation with the City of Bridgeport, designed a water taxi system that reconnected the Bridgeport mainland to Pleasure Beach Island enabling the public to once again enjoy the natural island beach environment. This water taxi transportation system ferried over 25,000 visitors the first summer it was reopened. The RACE design included the restoration of the historic 750’ long pier that provides the beach-going public with the opportunity to reclaim this island gem experience, beautiful beaches and a protected natural setting for visitors of all ages to enjoy passive recreation. The ADA compliant water taxi launches and calm berthing areas created by the RACE wave attenuator design keep the water taxis on schedule and the passengers in a safe and pleasant setting.

In 2014, RACE received two inaugural awards from CSCE, including the 2014 Sustainability ACE Award and the 2014 Construction ACE Award of Merit for the Island Beach Rehabilitation Project, Greenwich Harbor, CT.  The Island Beach ferry landing pier facilities were destroyed after Super Storm Sandy and the beaches were severely eroded making access by visitors impossible.  RACE's rapid response got the facility up and running within 6 months and in time for the 2013 summer season.

RACE specializes in Coastal Engineering services with a broad range of related experience on projects within the marine environment. Our waterfront projects include: shoreline stabilization and protection, beach restoration and nourishment, dredging design, design of bulkheads, seawalls, breakwaters, piers, floating docks, and the structural design of elevated dwelling foundations located in a flood zone. RACE was founded in 1999 by John C. Roberge, PE and is based in Stratford, CT.  RACE's team of qualified and licensed Engineers, Hydrographers, and Mariners has the experience and knowledge to provide professional services on your waterfront project from inception to completion.  Examples of services that RACE can provide to our Clients are included in the Services Page of our website. Clients contract with RACE for our experience and track record in residential, municipal, industrial, commercial, government, and utility work. Please contact us now and let us show you how we can help you.

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For more information contact Devin J. Santa, PE at devin@racellc.com

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