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September 2015

Rapid Pier Construction to the Rescue

The dock now meets new tsunami standards for docks, including withstanding a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and 15-foot tsunami waves.

When the Makah Tribe’s 65-year-old deteriorating commercial fishing dock needed replacement, the Port of Neah Bay moved quickly to coordinate design and permitting to replace a crucial asset to the local economy. An ancient Native American tribe, the Makah have depended on fishing in and around Neah Bay, Washington, for over 4,000 years. Today, 50 percent of the economy derives from ocean resources, with about $10 million worth of fish crossing the tribe’s commercial dock every year. More than 90 small businesses depend on the commercial fishing dock for their livelihoods.

San Diego City College—Building for the Future

The state-of-the-art facility provides five floors of academic classrooms, laboratories, and more.

The San Diego Community College District is meeting the expectations of an increasingly tech-savvy student body with its latest funding projects. One of the district’s four community colleges, San Diego City College, recently demolished an entire city block and forced the relocation of a historic building to accommodate six new structures that comprise a state-of-the-art Math and Social Sciences Building.