Dam Catwalks

Synopsis

Atlas Geotechnical designed five replacement catwalks at the Upper Kapahi and Wailua Reservoirs on Kauai. The catwalks provide access to gate valve actuators on the outlet works. We worked for Jennings Pacific LLC, who had been awarded the project except that budget restrictions precluding the State of Hawaii DLNR providing Notice to Proceed. Atlas’ design eliminated piles driven through the embankment (an unconventional approach, to say the least) that the bid documents required. The simple structures are concrete up to above the spillway threshold elevation and galvanized steel above.

Project Type

  • Dam

Project Details

Kauai, HI

Cost

Atlas Cost: $65,000

Project Cost: $1.9 million

Client

Jennings Pacific LLC

Owner

Hawaii Department of Land and natural Resources

Date

April 2012