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Coastal Engineering Company of Orleans Cape Cod
Paradise Cove Mccormick Hero

Paradise Cove

Making the Most of the Indoor and Outdoor Living Spaces for a Classic Cove-Front Estate

Coastal Engineering Co. performed full scope Structural, Civil and Marine engineering services for this bluff-top site overlooking Ryder’s Cove. Coastal worked with the architects and owners to make the most of the indoor and outdoor living spaces: a swimming pool and patio were added on the property, an I/A septic system allowed for an extra bedroom, and a lateral load resisting system was designed to support multiple windows and to resist code-required wind and gravity loads. Coastal also provided engineering and environmental permitting services which were required for coastal bank stabilization using Bio D Blocks complemented by plant community restoration within “no-disturb” zone.


  • Existing conditions site plan, including topographic survey, research at Board of Health, Registry of Deeds, Town Hall, pre-marking utilities, and arranging for Dig-Safe
  • Proposed site plan suitable for filing for regulatory review
  • Structural foundation and framing plans and lateral load resisting system design
  • New I/A sewage disposal system design
  • Site grading and stormwater drainage design
  • Engineering design of shorefront protection
  • Environmental permitting, including Notice of Intent preparation and filing, and hearing representations with Conservation Commission, Board of Health, and Zoning Boards of Appeals
  • Construction survey layout and as-built plan