Private Beach-Lagoon System Environmental Assessment

Summary: Erickson Consulting Engineers, Inc. (ECE) provided coastal and marine engineering services including planning, design, engineering and environmental services to engineer a beach and lagoon system in a cove configuration, creating a recreational beach and ocean water access for a large, high end, private home on an expansive lot located in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Key Project Elements:

  • Detailed Field Investigations
    • Topographic Survey of the Uplands
    • Hydrographic Surveys of the Nearshore Area
    • Terrestrial Mapping and Habitat Analysis
    • Benthic Resource Mapping and Habitat Analysis
    • Protected Species Survey

  • Design and Permitting 
    • Feasibility Study
    • Project Design Basis
    • Large Scale Excavation and Resource Management Plan
    • Excavation Stability Analysis 
    • Flushing Modeling and Analysis 
    • Construction Methods and Sequencing Plan 
    • Estimation of Quantities, Costs and Construction Schedules 
    • Assessment of Project Impacts (Environmental, Social and Economic)
  • Environmental Assessments
    • Environmental Impact Assessment
    • Monitoring and Mitigation Plan
    • Protected Vegetative Species Relocation
    • Lagoon Vegetation Plan




ECE’s design provides homeowners and tourist guests the opportunity to enjoy a recreational beach and have safe access to the Caicos Bank. The project’s design will enhance biodiversity, aesthetics and function of the property and provide a unique landscape not found along this coastline.

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