The Range Station 21 project consists of a multi-phase shoreline stabilization installation design to protect critical infrastructure and private property. Located on a high-energy shoreline of the Potomac River, significant erosion and property loss characterized the shoreline adjacent to an active test range facility operated by the Navy after Hurricane Sandy. The Tidewater Resource Conservation and Development Council, in coordination with NAVFAC and through Cooperative Agreement, partnered with private property owners to install a 150-foot revetment and stabilize the access road as a component of Phase I activities. Phase II activities consisted of approximately 240 feet of revetment on the adjacent shoreline, a break water section, associated fill with native vegetative plantings, and a kayak launch.
As project manager for the client, Mr. Blossom was responsible for overall project management, design oversight and engineering staff product. While with Stantec, Mr. Blossom oversaw assessment and design activities, providing quality assurance and quality control and design input.
Recently, BCE coordinate closely with the design, engineering and regulatory staff from NAVFAC, while also communicating with the selected contractor as a component of the Design-Build process. Mr. Blossom provided routine status updates and project documentation involving technical components of the design, permitting activities and bid review. Mr. Blossom also attended wetland board hearings on behalf of NAVFAC.
While with Williamsburg Environmental Group Inc. (WEG) Mr. Blossom also provided constructed stormwater wetland design and contractor coordination at NAVFAC’s Naval Support Facility, Dahlgren, creating a highly successful wetland habitat integrated with the base setting.