WILLIAM A. IRVIN
AMI Consulting Engineers worked with the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC), who is the owner of the William A. Irvin vessel, to provide engineering, bidding, cultural and historical reviews, permitting, transit plans, grant assistance and approvals, bidding and project oversight to relocate the vessel from Minnesota Slip during the environmental remediation of Minnesota Slip by the MPCA and ACOE. The requirement to remove the vessel from the slip provided an opportunity for needed maintenance on underwater portions of the hull. AMI provided general inspections to determine the condition of the steel hull prior to it entering dry dock and specified marine coating systems to preserve the vessel and hull for another 30 years of environmental conditions. Once the vessel was towed to dry dock, AMI performed detailed inspections to confirm final scope of work critical to the vessel’s needs, while being conscientious of costs to ensure the repairs stayed within the DECC’s grant and overall repair budget. AMI provided complete repair oversight, including all repair and coating installations and specialty inspections. Once completed, AMI provided overall project management and oversight to ensure the Irvin was returned to the Minnesota Slip for the next tourist season.