Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Marine & Structural Engineering Leader W. J. Castle P.E. & Associates, P.C. Featured in Latest Issue of Underwater Magazine, the Official Publication of the Association of Diving Contractors International

Hainesport, New Jersey – February 20, 2014 – W. J. Castle P.E. & Associates, P.C. one of the nation’s leading marine and structural engineering firms, is featured in two articles in the latest issue of Underwater Magazine, the official publication of the Association of Diving Contractors International.

In a feature on underwater cameras and video systems, W. J. Castle’s work at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland is highlighted.  Company engineer Steve Gardner noted that they were working under the Nimitz Library to document the condition of pile caps and grade beams supporting the building, to develop a repair strategy, and needed high-quality video footage of the structure to share with the key decision-makers.  W.J. Castle utilized the JW Fishers MC-1 mini-camera with internal high-intensity LED ring light, a compact unit easily attached to the diver’s full face mask.

A second feature in the January/February 2014 issue of Underwater Magazine focused on W. J. Castle and their affiliate Hydro Marine Construction utilizing side scan sonar, when they were contracted to rehabilitate the Cheesequake Creek Bridge on Route 35 in Middlesex County, New Jersey.  The work involved installation of new jackets and armor units.  A side scan sonar survey of the main channel revealed a previously-unknown utility pipe adjacent to the bridge that was partially uncovered and slightly undermined.  Performing these surveys helped W.J. Castle provide the client with a detailed record of the installation of scour countermeasures, including images of the underwater structures before and after the work was completed.

About The Castle Group:

The Castle Group consists of marine structural engineers and contractors for operators of and consultants to entities in need of underwater inspection, design, and construction services. The company’s dual expertise of superior design/build services conveniently provides our customers with seamless, innovative, cost-effective solutions.

Founded by William J. Castle in 1983, W. J. Castle, P.E. & Associates, P.C. has been known for its marine engineering expertise. The company employees are engineer-divers who are proficient at underwater diagnostics and reporting, with the ability to develop repair designs as needed. W.J. Castle, P.E. & Associates, P.C. is a certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and a certified Veteran-Owned Business.   

Hydro-Marine Construction, Inc., founded in 1997, is the construction affiliate of The Castle Group and is staffed with highly trained, certified commercial divers (Association of Diving Contractors international / ADCI). Hydro-Marine is a certified SBE and also a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) in multiple states.

Simplified Bridge Systems was established in 2001, and since then two of our bridges have won awards from the New Jersey Department of Transportation for Quality and Initiative. 

Additional information is available at http://wjcastlegroup.com.