Markets Transportation

Ports / Airports / Waterways

Connecting the movement of people and goods through port, airport and waterway systems

Shannon  & Wilson is attuned to the myriad technical and logistical issues ports, airports, military agencies and private marina owners can face when improving existing facilities or developing new ones.  For ports and waterways, our capabilities include geotechnical, geologic, seismic and environmental studies for the design of deep foundation systems for waterfront facilities.  Our engineers analyze soil liquefacation and lateral spreading in coastal environments. We also have practical experience in designing and directing complex, over-water exploration programs.

For airports, we have provided geotechnical, seismic, environmental and natural resource consulting services across the United States, internationally, and for federal, state and Department of Defense clients.  We are familiar with FAA design requirements for airport facilities, including material design requirements for runways, taxiways, aprons and earth materials.  In addition, we have worked on all manner of geotechnical issues including parking structures, access roads and numerous other geotechnical related issues.



  • Ports and harbors
  • Intermodal facilities
  • Piers, wharfs and marinas
  • Terminals and dry docks
  • Cantilever and anchor bulkheads
  • Seawalls, bulkheads and revetments
  • Airport terminals

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