AIWW Maintenance Dredging, Wilmington NC



This project is for maintenance dredging of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) between Morehead City and Shallotte and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Fort Macon and Wrightsville Beach basins.

The AIWW and USCG maintenance dredging work will consist of removal and disposal of shoaled material that has accumulated in the channels and basin since the various areas were last dredged. Dredging depth is 12′ required depth plus 2′ of allowable overdepth for the AIWW channels, 10′ required depth plus 2′ of allowable overdepth for the USCG Wrightsville Beach basin, and 22’required depth plus 2′ of allowable overdepth for the Fort Macon USCG basin.

The estimated quantities of material to be dredged are 400,000 cubic yards from the AIWW, 5,000 cubic yards from USCG Wrightsville Beach basin, and 80,000 cubic yards from the USCG Fort Macon basin. Disposal of dredged material will be on approved ocean beaches and upland disposal islands. The disposal islands are confined disposal areas with containment dikes and spillway systems.

TITAN provided SSHO & Quality Control Services to the project.


Project Type Government
TITAN Role Site Safety & Health Officer (SSHO) & Quality Control (QC) Manager
Client Southwind Construction
Contract Price $5,412,776


  • Maintained MSDS to ensure no hazardous items were brought onto jobsite
  • Enforced USACE EM 385-1-1 and held the project to OSHA standards
  • Maintained MSDS to ensure no hazardous items were brought onto jobsite
  • Managed all phases of safety control
  • Conducted daily safety inspections
  • Conducted daily safety briefings and weekly toolbox talks
  • Kept list of deficient safety items and maintained list until all safety deficiencies were addressed
  • Coordinated with Government QA onsite for all safety items
  • Ensured public safety with additional warning signs and barriers
  • Maintained OSHA 300 Form and Daily Production reports
  • Kept photo logs of all safety issues
  • Attended pre-construction conference, pre-work meetings including preparatory inspection meeting, and periodic in-progress meetings
  • Enforced accepted APPS and AHAs
  • Spoke to local businesses and discussed safety issues with their patrons with our current operations


  • Procedures for tracking preparatory, initial, and follow-up control phases; control, verification, and acceptance tests including documentation
  • Coordination of project logistics, materials and equipment
  • Managing the day-to-day quality control activities
  • Kept designated personnel and management staff apprised of status of work
  • Ensured all reports were prepared and submitted in accordance with the QC Plan, including the Daily Quality Control Reports
  • Maintained all the project quality control files
  • Reported and logged any work not meeting Spec requirements
  • Recorded all data in QCS database