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Coastal Engineering Company of Orleans Cape Cod
November 01, 2021

Coastal Engineering Honored with 2021 BRICC Award by Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod

Coastal Engineering's Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum Bradford Street Access Project has been recognized as Outstanding Engineering Project at 2021 BRICC Awards.

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Coastal Engineering is proud to be recognized for its contribution for the engineering design of the Bradford Street Access Project, which included a state of the art inclined elevator for barrier free access to the historic Pilgrim Monument site. We would like to express our appreciation to the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod for acknowledging the entire design and construction team for their work on the project.

There are about 30 outdoor inclined elevators in the US; three are in New England, and now there is one in Provincetown! Because of its location on the top of a steep hill overlooking Provincetown Harbor, visitors to the Pilgrim Monument in the past would either have to drive up to the back parking lot or else make the trek from town up a steep side street, then have to scale a series of ramps and stairs to get to the monument grounds. Engineered to create a prominent gateway to the grounds of the historic Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum site, the Bradford Street Access project provides barrier free access and a direct connection between the town center and the monument grounds for all to enjoy.

A state of the art inclined elevator was custom built for the site in Switzerland and consists of one or two inclined tracks on a slope with a single car laid somewhat horizontally in the form of cable railway. As Engineers of Record, Coastal Engineering was involved with the Bradford Street Access Project on multiple levels, from the project inception, through several iterations of conceptual design, planning, permitting and construction and provided civil, structural and survey services to shepherd the project through its various phases. Specifically, Coastal Engineering’s engineering team was responsible for developing site plans and overseeing the project through the regulatory reviews and permitting approvals, structural engineering design for the foundations and rail track stanchions that support the elevator rails, and the design of the pavilion building structures according to the vision of the Project Architects. Coastal Engineering’s survey group prepared all the pre and post construction survey and performed precise field survey layout to accurately locate the structures during construction.

A project of this type requires the talents of many professionals, with skills in various disciplines, including architects, landscape designers, MEP engineers, geotechnical engineers, lighting consultants, IT specialists, along with multiple construction subconsultants and vendors, to design and oversee the construction. We would like to extend congratulations to the team who made it possible, including Coastal Engineering's John Bologna, Kevin Donovan, and Brad Malo as well as the project owner Cape Cod Pilgrim Monument Association and partners Catalyst Architecture/Interiors and Robert B. Our Company who were also honored at the ceremony. Read more about the project here.