Sunglow Pier Restoration
City of Daytona Beach | Daytona Beach Shores , Florida
The SunGlow Pier was in significant distress from corrosion damage. The original steel H piles had been encased in concrete and when that went into failure, the piles were wrapped in plywood. Not state-of-the-art corrosion control. Osborn, as Existing Structures Engineering, provided an engineering assessment that revealed immediate repair was necessary. Our repair design pointed toward new piles and bents as the most cost-effective solution. Based on product availability and value engineering corrosion inhibited reinforced concrete piles, timber bents, and all stainless steel fasteners were selected. The contractor battled tides and weather and the project was completed in 6 months. The restoration was a local tourist attraction and the engineering team and contractors were treated like rock stars! All the neighbors greatly appreciated the upgrade. The new pilings and bents will be good for another 40-50 years.