Dike Raising – Savannah, GA



This project includes the raising of the existing perimeter containment dike of the Dredge Material Containment Area (DMCA) 14B. The perimeter dike spans a length of 25,000 feet. The crest of the quote mark front dike, quote mark or the stretch of dike that parallels the Savannah River, is currently at an approximate elevation of 33 feet MLLW.

The quote mark back dike, quote mark or stretch of dike that’s opposite the front dike, is currently at elevation 25 feet MLLW. The cross dikes transition in elevation from 33 to 25 feet MLLW. This project will involve raising the current dike approximately 6 feet in height to an elevation range of 31 to 39 feet MLLW.

The construction of the new dike will be on the interior slope of the existing dike. The design also includes a stability berm/counterweight on the inside toe of the new dike from Stations 52+00 to 157+00. Approximately
760,000 cubic yards (CY) of fill material will be required for the raising. This estimate includes the volume required to fill the template (560,000 CY) and accounts for any settlement or displacement that will occur during or prior to
construction (200,000 CY).

Fill material will be obtained from the interior of DMCA 14B. Weir repairs are required for the four weirs that control drainage from the DMCA. All four weirs will be relocated a distance of approximately 70 feet to the interior of the DMCA. A second contract option will consist of adding a fifth new weir, adjacent to an existing weir which will tie into one of the existing outfall pipes.

TITAN provided a Site Safety and Health Officer to the project.


  • 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 USACE QA on site 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


Project Type Government
TITAN Role Site Safety & Health Officer (SSHO)
Client Ashridge, Inc.
Completion Date December 2017
Contract Price $4,678,990