Container Terminals

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Charles P. Howard Container Terminal WharfPort of Oakland, CaliforniaF.E. Jordan Associates, Inc. was selected in a joint venture design team for the Charles P. Howard Container Terminal Wharf. The Howard Container Terminal includes a 1760' ft. concrete wharf designed to accommodate two modern container ships. The wharf consists of a cast-in-place 24" flat slab supported by 24" octagonal prestressed piles driven on an 18'0 x 16'9 grid. The piles were driven through a rock dike which confines fill behind a 80' wide wharf. A 150 ton, 100 ft. gauge gantry crane spans between the outboard piles and a pile-supported concrete girder located in the fill behind the wharf. In the selection of a design scheme for the wharf, Jordan Associates conducted an exhaustive analysis of alternative structural systems. Alternates included systems utilizing batter piles, large cylinder piles and specially reinforced vertical prestressed piles. The latter system was chosen based upon the advantages of improved structural performance through increased flexibility, lower costs resulting from the elimination of batter piles and improved constructability due to the simplified configuration. In a comprehensive study by the Port of Los Angeles, the Charles P. Howard Container Terminal Wharf Project was ranked the most outstanding container facility in the world, judged by its state of the art structural design, constructability, operability and maintenance. Carnation Container TerminalPort of Oakland, CA Carnation Container Terminal Berths & Other ProjectsPort of Oakland, CaliforniaF.E. Jordan Associates was selected to undertake a study of alternative wharf systems and final design for the Carnation Terminal. The scope of work for this project included the evaluation of wharf design alternatives and final design of the 1200 ft. Carnation Container Terminal Wharf, a 300 ft. extension of the Matson Container Terminal and a 600 ft. extension of the Oakland Container Terminal. The project required the evaluation of three alternate tendering systems, the design of the girders for a 100 ft. gauge gantry crane, provisions for the crane to travel around a corner on a large radius rail, utility design and all required dredging and shore protection. Container Terminal 174-181Port of Los Angeles, CaliforniaIn association with another firm, JA was independently responsible for design of various backland improvements, streets and railroad spurs for the Port of Los Angeles Improvement Program. San Francisco Container Terminal South (Pier 94)Port of San Francisco, CaliforniaJordan Associates was selected for a joint effort as wharf design consultants to perform an evaluation of the existing container wharf at Pier 94, Port of San Francisco. The project included evaluating the existing structure through tests and analyses, and providing recommendations to the Port for the correction of problems from continued settlements of up to 2.5 feet. This 716' long pier consisted of a poured-in-place concrete deck structure on 18" octagonal pre-stressed concrete piles. The deck supported 2' of ballast fill topped with an asphalt pavement. The firm was also responsible for assisting in the development of a geotechnical investigation program, a pile load test program and analysis of the structure for specified loading.