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Brad Navarre.

Profile of Brad P. Navarre, PE

Brad Navarre has over 15 years of engineering experience primarily in the Ports & Harbors, Maritime, and Bulk Material industries for projects globally at numerous worldwide port facilities with specific experience with heavy lift equipment, dockside gantry cranes, yard cranes, and bulk material conveyance systems.

He has worked primarily as a consulting engineer and specializes in project management, budgetary cost and planning development, preparation of technical and commercial specifications, detail engineering design, technical personnel supervision, fabrication methods and quality control oversight, shipment of equipment, assembly methods and procedures, and final commissioning and testing of container handling gantry cranes, rubber tired container handling gantry cranes, yard equipment for the container handling industry.

He has been involved in numerous crane procurement, refurbishment, repair, upgrade, conditional assessment, and accident & damage projects in capacities ranging from project engineer, mechanical design, site oversight, and project management.

Additionally, Brad is a NACE Coating Inspector Level 2 – Certified.

Professional Consulting Engineering

Professional consulting engineer specializing in port and maritime equipment, primarily container handling and bulk material handling equipment.

Range of experience / services offered include:

  • New and used equipment procurement
  • Technical specification preparation
  • Design review
  • Project management
  • Fabrication inspection
  • Start-up, testing & commissioning oversight
  • Equipment relocation
  • Equipment conditional surveys
  • Equipment maintenance, remaining useful life, & valuation assessment
  • Equipment refurbishment & upgrade assessment & design
  • Equipment accident & damage assessment & repair design
  • Equipment accident investigation & expert witness
  • Equipment configuration modifications feasibility study & conceptual/detail design

In depth knowledge of applicable codes including: AISC, AISE, AGMA, ANSI, AWS, CMAA, DIN, FEM, BS, EN, OSHA etc.

Work History

Boos Navarre, LLC

Principal / Managing Partner

Representative Projects
Procurement of two (2) 24w STS cranes – Asyaport, Turkey

  • Design review
  • Fabrication oversight

Procurement of four (4) 22w STS cranes – Asyaport, Turkey

  • Technical specification preparation
  • Design review
  • Fabrication oversight

Procurement of three (3) 13w STS cranes – Asyaport, Turkey

  • Technical specification preparation
  • Design review
  • Fabrication oversight

Procurement of twenty-four (24) E-RTG cranes – Asyaport, Turkey

  • Technical specification preparation
  • Design review
  • Fabrication oversight

Procurement of six (6) 22w STS cranes – Lome Container Terminal, Togo

  • Fabrication oversight

Procurement of twelve (12) E-RTG cranes – Lome Container Terminal, Togo

  • Design review

STS Crane Outreach Extension Feasibility Study – Portonave, Brazil

  • Equipment configuration modification

Main Hoist Drum Failure – Port of New Orleans, Louisiana USA

  • Equipment accident & damage assessment, repair design and fabrication inspection

STS Trolley rail system installation re-design – Port of New Orleans, Louisiana USA

  • Equipment refurbishment design

RTG trolley rail system failure and redesign – Global Terminal, New Jersey USA

  • Equipment accident & damage assessment & repair design

Four (4) RTGs – New Orleans, Louisiana USA

  • Conditional Assessment

Procurement three (3) RMG cranes – New York Container Terminal, New York USA

  • Bid technical review

Procurement three (3) 22w STS cranes – Global Terminal, New Jersey USA

  • Bid technical review
  • Evaluation of new STS dock loading to optimize existing dock utilization

Procurement one (1) grab bucket ship unloader – Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana

    • Pre-commissioning conditional inspection

Procurement of two (2) 24w STS cranes – Asyaport, Turkey

      • Design review
      • Fabrication oversight
January 2013 – Present

Shaw GBB (formerly Gottlieb, Barnett & Bridges, LLC (GBB))

Project Manager/Engineer (Shaw GBB)

Mechanical/Project Engineer (GBB)

Representative Projects

Procurement of two (2) 18w STS cranes – Port of New Orleans, Louisiana USA

      • Technical specification preparation
      • Design review
      • Project management
      • Fabrication inspection
      • Start-up, testing & commissioning oversight

Procurement of two (2) 18w STS cranes – Port of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

      • Technical specification preparation
      • Design review
      • Project management
      • Fabrication inspection
      • Start-up, testing & commissioning oversight

Procurement of two (2) grab bucket barge unloaders – CSA, Brazil

      • Technical specification preparation
      • Design review
      • Project management
      • Fabrication inspection
      • Start-up, testing & commissioning oversight

Procurement of two (2) grab bucket barge unloaders – Holcim (US) Inc., Alabama USA

      • Technical specification preparation
      • Design review
      • Project management
      • Fabrication inspection
      • Start-up, testing & commissioning oversight

Relocation & refurbishment of two (2) STS cranes from New Orleans, LA to Mobile, AL USA

      • Refurbishment design
      • Technical specification preparation
      • Bid evaluation
      • Submittal review
      • Project management
      • Legal interface
      • Commissioning & testing oversight

Boom damage repair of one (1) STS crane – Port of New Orleans, Louisiana USA

      • Equipment accident & damage assessment & repair design

Relocation & refurbishment of one (1) STS crane from Kingston, Jamaica to Wilmington, North Carolina USA

      • Refurbishment design
      • Commissioning & testing oversight

Hurricane damage assessment of three (3) STS Cranes – Halterm, Halifax, Nova Scotia

      • Conditional Assessment

Various design modifications, repairs, refurbishments, upgrades, conditional survey projects for container handling and bulk material handling equipment including:

      • Trolley rail system refurbishments
      • Gantry wheel brake upgrades
      • Bearing failure analysis and repair design
      • Wheel axle, tensioner arm, and other miscellaneous components failure analysis and repair design
      • STS slab handling crane RFID linear extension device design
      • Shuttle boom conveyor ship loader wheel failure repair and design modification
      • Operator’s cabin replacement
      • Main hoist capacity increase analysis
      • STS crane relocations & refurbishments project oversight
      • Crane certification water test tank design
      • Container terminal master plan development

Design of bulk material handling systems at coal terminal including:

      • Relocation of 1500 TPH barge loading operation including new conveyor design
      • Installation of a new 2000ft. dozer trap reclaim conveyor
      • Installation of two (2) new rail mounted reclaim hoppers for feeding a barge loading operation via front end loaders
      • Conceptual and preliminary budget, schedule, and design of terminal throughput capacity increase from 18 million tons/year to 30+ million tons/year through the addition of 17 conveyors, 3 stacker reclaimers, 2 rail mounted reclaim hoppers, 1 new ship loader, 1 dust suppression system, and two (2) new electrical control buildings as well as modification/refurbishment to numerous existing conveyors, structures, and other equipment.  Presented design to Port Executive management and Coal Terminal Customer Senior Management for project consideration and approval
March 2002 – December 2012

GDX Automotive (formerly Gencorp, Inc.)

Program Manager/Engineer

Process Manufacturing Engineer

Representative Projects

      • New automotive product manufacturing management from development through launch and initial production
      • Capital equipment and tooling procurement for new automotive products
      • APQP document development coordination per QS9000 requirements
      • Customer and design team interaction regarding manufacturing issues
      • CAD system and CAD standards management for production parts and plant layouts
      • Assist in layout of new 286,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility by means of Systematic Layout Planning(SLP) and lean manufacturing
      • Design and execute projects for a Mori-Seiki CNC vertical mill
      • Develop processes to aid in Q1 certification
      • Conduct process audits as an ISO9001/QS9000 internal auditor
      • Evaluate and improve upon manufacturing processes & parameters following QS-9000 guidelines
      • Resolve customer complaints through 8-D process
July 1999 – February 2002

Brad P. Navarre, PE

Principal

Credentials

Education

Lindenwood University
St. Charles, MO
2000-2001
Degree Pursued: Masters of Business Administration

Christian Brothers University
Memphis, TN
1999
Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering

Certifications/Licenses

Brad Navarre is a registered, active professional engineer in the USA and holds the following certifications/licenses:

Principles & Practice of Engineering (PE)

Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)

Tennessee

National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)

Registered Member

NACE

NACE Coating Inspector Level 2 – Certified

Contact Details

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1018
Daphne, AL 36526

Office

Phone: +1.251.459.0862
Fax: +1.251.517.0009

Direct Contact

Mobile: +1.251.767.7334
E-mail: bnavarre@boosnavarre.com

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