Ronald Bourne, P.E.Vice President
With over 40 years associated with waterfront facilities, Ron Bourne has extensive experience in the planning and design of waterfront and coastal facilities. The focus of Ron’s experience has been on public sector projects but also includes private commercial and industrial waterfront industries. Specific areas of effort include performance of planning, feasibility studies, operational analysis, facility layout and design, meeting of ADA access requirements and obtainment of regulatory approvals. Ron’s experience has included work on numerous projects along the east coast of the United States as well as in Nova Scotia, Bermuda and Cape Verde.
Ron also has significant experience in the investigation and assessment of waterfront structures including protection from deteriorating impacts of marine borer attack, rot, corrosion and premature concrete deterioration. Waterfront facility designs include use of stone, timber, concrete, aluminum and steel. Design projects include piers, wharves, bulkheads, vessel berthing facilities, passenger and vehicle ferry landings, marinas, shore protection and dredging. Facilities designed by Ron range from small boat facilities (boat ramps, marinas and fish piers) to large vessel docking facilities for cargo transfer including petroleum, salt, timber products and New Panamax container facilities.
Ron has been intimately involved in the regulatory approval process throughout New England as it relates to waterfront structures. The understanding of the regulatory process and the knowledge of the approvals required that Ron brings to a project has been instrumental in developing strategies that allow for projects to be expedited and prevent this process from impacting overall project success.
Ron has a MBA in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont.
- American Society of Civil Engineers, Member
- Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section, Member
- Propeller Club of the Port of Boston, Member
- Society of Naval Aschitects and Marine Engineers, Member