US Army Corps of Engineers
Norfolk District

Design Section

The design section plans, designs, budgets, schedules and executes civil works operations and maintenance navigation dredging projects. The section's employees design navigation channel and dredged material placement features and serve as subject matter experts on studies and construction project teams.

The section manages the district’s navigation and dredging program and serves as the district’s principal point of contact with local sponsor, project users, maritime, dredging industry and technical interests, local and state governments and other federal agencies for all matters pertaining to the operation and maintenance of federal navigation channels. Design section employees produce a variety of technical products including plans for dredging, condition survey drawings and controlling depth reports. They distribute project information in the form of survey drawings and reports to maritime interests through the Electronic Survey Distribution System.

General Design Section information: 757-201-7243