Coast Guard Facility at Michoud
MMI provided all structural and civil engineering services for the design and reconstruction of the U.S. Coast Guard Integrated Support Command Center in New Orleans. The Bywater facilities were severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina's tidal surge, and required replacement. The new facility includes a three- story, 81,000 square foot, LEED Certified, administration building and a one- story, 56,000 square foot industrial building. The structural design incorporated wood-concrete composite piling, cast-in-place concrete foundations and first floor framing, and structural steel elevated floor and roof framing. At the time of construction, this project represented the single largest land based contract in U.S. Coast Guard history.
The civil engineering design included the complete site development as it relates to site drainage within the operational requirements of the NASA facility, the connection and installation of sanitary sewer service to the buildings (including lift station modifications), the design and layout of both potable and fire water distribution systems throughout the site, and the development of piping plans for all piping on the new marine docking facilities being constructed with the project.