Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
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Amy Petrone 
Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers Section of ASCE 


December 6, 2022

Virtual Lunch Meeting - 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. EDT

Meeting Sponsor: CT Valley Chapter of the ASCE Geo-Institute 

Please join CSCE at a virtual lunch meeting on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. At this meeting, Matthew Rakowski, P.E., from RACE Coastal Engineering, will be giving a presentation on the 700-Ton Marine Travel Lift Infrastructure in Bridgeport, CT. Attendees may earn 1 NYS PDH at this event.

Presentation Overview:

Bridgeport Boatworks had previously operated a 75-ton travel lift and a 200-ton travel lift for recreational and commercial vessels. In order to haul larger vessels, including barges, ferry boats, tugboats and megayachts, it was decided that a 700-ton travel lift was needed and 2 new travel lift piers needed to extend toward Bridgeport Harbor’s Federal Channel. RACE Coastal Engineering will give an overview of this project including the engineering and construction administration services that it provided for the travel lift infrastructure and the ongoing waterfront engineering support it provides to help transform Bridgeport Harbor into an active and vibrant center of marine activities.

Speaker Biography:

Matthew Rakowski is a structural engineer with experience in the design and analysis of waterfront structures, foundations, and buildings. Matt maintains thorough knowledge in the design of structures and is proficient with modeling applications such as Carlson, Land Desktop, AutoCAD, RISA, Shoring Suite and Allpile which are all typically used for coastal and structural engineering. His vast design experience includes the engineering of reinforced concrete, cold form steel, steel, timber, aluminum, and masonry structures. He has designed waterfront structures for municipalities, yacht clubs, marinas, performed structural roof assessments for residential and commercial properties, and has design experience with buildings ranging in size from 1,500 to 44,500 square feet for municipalities.

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