Colby Co. Project: Main Gate Improvements at Naval Weapons Station Earle

Colby Co. provided civil engineering for the Main Gate Security Improvements project at Naval Weapons Station Earle in Colts Neck, New Jersey. The project consisted of the demolition of the existing gate facilities, design and construction of a Vehicle Inspection/Pass & I. D. building, a guard house, and elevated firing position. The project was a certified LEED Silver design.

Colby Co. provided civil engineering, site design including layout, grading, utility relocation, and landscaping for the new facilities. Colby Co. worked with the Navy and D/B team members to develop a seven phase construction sequence that allowed the gate to remain operational during construction of the new facilities. The vehicle circulation areas, government vehicle parking and privately owned vehicle parking areas were located to comply with Anti Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) standards. During construction, seven phase changes were implemented to maintain security and allow pedestrian, bicycle, vehicle and military truck access to the station.

Our civil engineers designed the site drainage and created the civil engineering drawings and specifications; drawings in ACAD and specifications in SPECSINTACT. Colby Co.’s engineers also located the geothermal wells, designed the rainwater cisterns, and supported the local and State permitting efforts. The project utilized photo-voltaic, energy efficient, LED street lighting.

Colby Co. also provided a truck movement analysis using Auto-Turn that depicted the path of a truck with a trailer while moving through the site. The results of the analysis were used in the design of intersections and roadway travel lanes. The project finished construction in 2012 with an estimated construction cost of $6.6 million.