STA Sand Key Waterfront Rehabilitation
The project team will design the most cost effective way to repair the existing concrete bulkhead and pier which contain significant concrete deterioration leading to sink holes, spalling, and a failed bolt connection to a gangway platform.
Cadets: 1/c Godiksen, 1/c McCarthy, 1/c Funke, 1/c Niemiec
Emergency Management Building Base Elizabeth City, NC
The project team will design a centralized ‘Emergency Management Building’ that co-locates the Base Fire Department, Base Security, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Emergency Dispatch. In addition, the facility will meet the space requirements for firefighting apparatus and allow for a larger duty section which meets minimum personnel response standards.
Cadets: 1/c Bogden, 1/c Lassiter, 1/c Klakring, 1/c Noll
Heating Kodiak – A Biomass Solution
Base Support Unit Kodiak, AK will be converting from a central oil heating system to a wood pellet biomass heating system. BSU Kodiak requires a wood pellet storage system sufficient to support the demands of the unit. The project team will design the most economical method for the storage of wood pellet biomass and conduct a cost-benefit analysis for the use of wood pellets, paper and cardboard, and fuel oil.
Cadets: 1/c Cost, 1/c Wowtschuk, 1/c Leclerc, 1/c Taylor
Wastewater Treatment for Coast Guard Cutters
The Coast Guard currently lacks the resources and equipment to meet and surpass the existing and future standards for overboard wastewater discharge, which is hindering operational readiness. Based on field research, the project team will select a cutter platform and type of wastewater to be treated. Upon selection of a treatment technology, the team will design, build, and operate a prototype treatment system on a 41-foot research vessel.
Cadets: 1/c Auth, 1/c Madden, 1/c Quinn, 1/c Schumacher