Just so that there is no misunderstanding going forward, do make a note that marine building work does not refer to the building of dockside boats. Although when you think about it, it could very well. This will be explained to you shortly as added motivation for contracting in the work being offered by marine construction services companies.
Strictly speaking, these companies specialize in the construction of dockside residential and commercial structures, made from wood, steel, fiberglass or iron. But they could very well work on your boats. It just depends what kind of boat you are putting to water. For instance, you could be converting an old but still seaworthy tug to a big boat that will be utilized for short to long distance traveling and recreational purposes.
What your construction engineer will be doing in this instance is constructing living quarters mostly that will of course be located above decks. But general boat constructions do include the creation of living and working quarters below decks as well. Nevertheless, marine construction services work focuses all efforts on the design and construction of structures that will be located extremely close to the water side and, in fact, even in the water itself.
Try an imagine, as a layman, what it must be like laying the foundations for a wooden house that is, quite literally, going to float on water. You can’t really. Which goes to show that in this instance, specialized engineering skills are required for such constructions. The same service providers also cover existing structures in terms of carrying out repairs and new installations. Typical structures being built by a marine construction engineer include docks, boat lifts, seawalls and fish curing warehouses.
Maintenance and inspection work will also be carried out.