Project Locations > Beach & Dune Restoration

Bald Head Island, N.C. – Shoreline Management Program

In order to facilitate the federal navigation project mitigation, the firm performed long-term comprehensive monitoring, designed and permitted a 16-sand tube groin field as well as a 1.85 Mcy beach fill.

Brevard County Federal Shore Protection Project

For beach restoration along this 40-mile coastline that includes Cocoa Beach and Melbourne Beach, Olsen Associates, Inc. (OAI) has been the coastal engineering consultant for Brevard County since 1989.

Brevard County Mid-Reach Shore Protection Project

Olsen Associates, Inc. (OAI) completed a comprehensive assessment of the rock resource and a Feasibility Study for shore protection alternatives (2003) which evolved into a beach/dune restoration project for the shoreline.  This project will be ultimately incorporated to the Brevard County Federal Shore Protection Project (2011).

Broward County, Florida Federal Shore Protection Project (Segments II and III)

Through a Joint-Venture contract, Olsen Associates, Inc. is the Engineer-of-Record for the planning, design, permitting, construction and monitoring of projects along the Broward County Segment II and III shorelines.

City of Gulf Shores, AL, Beach Restoration Project

This project, funded by the City, was constructed in 2000-2001and involved the placement of 1.65 million cubic yards of sand along the eastern 3.1 miles of Gulf Shores, AL. 

Duval County Federal Shore Protection Project

Olsen Associates, Inc. (OAI) is the coastal engineering consultant to the local sponsor of this highly successful federal shore protection project along the Jacksonville Beaches.

Federal Shore Protection Project Implementation

The firm has represented numerous local government sponsors in varying roles necessary to implement congressionally authorized Shore Protection Projects.

FEMA Dune Repair, Brevard County FL

In response to severe beach erosion caused by severe storms, Brevard County has implemented large-scale dune and vegetation repair in multiple construction events (2005, 06, 08, 09), spanning over 17 miles of shoreline, and using multiple upland sand sources.

FEMA Engineered Beaches: Management and Restoration

OAI has provided numerous clients with post-disaster (hurricane, tropical storm) assistance in the documentation of storm damages and the reporting of losses and anticipated construction repair needs to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the subsequent post-storm repairs to beaches. 

Fish Haul Creek Shoreline Restoration Project

Olsen Associates, Inc. prepared a feasibility study that detailed shoreline change history and erosion problems along 10,000 feet of Port Royal Sound shoreline on Hilton Head Island. 

Fisher Island, Shore Stabilization Project

Olsen Associates, Inc. designed and permitted the first U.S. beach restoration project with imported Bahamian sand and pioneered the modern use of "tuned" T-Head groin structures in Florida.

Greater Antilles Project Experience

Partial listing of project experience in the Greater Antilles islands for various clients.

Hilton Head Island: Tidal Channel Relocation Project at Port Royal Plantation

In 1997, Olsen Associates, Inc. was the Engineer-of-Record for the relocation of a large tidal channel located at the northern end of Hilton Head Island. 

Hilton Head Island: 1990 Beach Restoration; 1997 and 2006/07 Beach Renourishments

Olsen Associates, Inc. (OAI) has been the coastal engineering consultant to the Town of Hilton Head Island since 1985.  During that time, OAI has assisted the Town with general coastal engineering consulting needs for a long-term island-wide beach monitoring program that is based upon comprehensive beach restoration and management.  

Mexico - Example Project Experience

Partial listing of project experience in Mexico for various clients.

Nassau County Shore Protection Project

As the City of Fernandina Beach's coastal engineering consultant, OAI functioned as permit agent, acquired all shorefront easements and developed the borrow site for a federally constructed shore protection project.

Orange Beach/Gulf State Park/Gulf Shores Beach Restoration Project

The City of Orange Beach, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), and the City of Gulf Shores, AL , pooled resources to restore 15.3 miles of the Baldwin County, AL Gulf of Mexico shoreline.

Palm Beach County, Florida; Ocean Ridge Federal Shore Protection Project

This is a Federal project constructed in 1997-98 by the local sponsor (Palm Beach County) with subsequent reimbursement by the Federal government. 

Patrick Air Force Base – Revetment and Beach Fill

Olsen Associates, Inc. (OAI) has been the principal coastal engineering consultant to the 45th Space Wing, U. S. Air Force, at Patrick Air Force Base, FL since 1995. 

Pensacola Beach, FL, Beach Restoration Project

As coastal engineering consultants to the SRIA, Olsen Associates, Inc., performed design, permitting, bidding, contract management, and construction observation/reporting services for the 2002-2003 restoration of 8.1 miles of the Gulf of Mexico shoreline at Pensacola Beach in Escambia County, FL.

Sea Pines Resort: 18th Green Marsh Restoration Project, Hilton Head Island

Olsen Associates, Inc. is the Engineer-of-Record for a shoreline stabilization and marsh restoration project adjacent to the 18th Green of Harbour Town Golf Links on Calibogue Sound at Hilton Head Island, SC.  The project, which is required to address high shoreline retreat rates and extensive spartina marsh loss, will include the construction of six detached rock breakwaters, sand fill, and the planting of more than 3 acres of Spartina alternifloramarsh grass.

South Amelia Island Shore Stabilization Project

Olsen Associates, Inc. has been the long-term consultant to the SAISSA-MSBU since its formation in 1992.

South Beaches, Brevard County Shore Protection Alternatives

Olsen Associates, Inc. has developed post-storm dune reparations and studies of MSBU local option restoration including novel nearshore fill projects along south Brevard County.

State Parks, Florida

Olsen Associates, Inc. provides coastal engineering services to the Division of Parks and Recreation, FDEP regarding ocean, gulf, river or esturine environments within State Parks located throughout Florida.

Summary Experience in The Bahamas

Partial listing of project experience throughout The Bahamas for various clients, since 1988.

Tybee Island, Georgia; Shoreline Stabilization Projects

Olsen Associates Inc. designed this project at the southern extremity of Tybee Island, Georgia, using three T-head groins as terminal structures to stabilize a severely eroded shoreline.

Other Projects:

Bonita Beach

Hilton Head Plantation

Port Royal Shoreline Restoration and Stabilization Project