University of Rhode Island Narragansett Bay Campus Pier


Rhode Island

AME was selected through a competitive process to design a new academic research vessel docking facility at the University of Rhode Island’s (URI) Narragansett Bay Campus.

The project includes an access bridge, pier, dolphins, and a seawater pumping facility. The pier will support a new research (200-ft LOA) vessel that is scheduled for delivery in 2022. URI’s existing pier facility is almost 60 years old, is nearing the end of its useful service life, and is undersized to properly support the operations of the new, larger research vessel. This project includes removal of the existing pier and utilities, and construction of a new pier facility, upland approach regrading, and a new saltwater pump house facility to supply the URI’s research laboratories with seawater. The project also includes a full suite of pier-side utilities to support the new vessel. The new pier is designed using contemporary codes, practices, and construction materials with long-term durability and resiliency in mind to achieve a minimum 50-year service life.


Private Shipyard Mooring Hardware Analysis and Testing

Following a recent mooring fitting failure, a private shipyard tasked AME with assessing the existing dockside fittings at a fitting out pier located in Florida.


USCG Yard Baltimore Tower Crane 5

AME completed a task order at the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore which included a detailed, multi-faceted investigation of the Crane Rail Foundations for Tower Cranes #4 & #5.