Earlier this year, three dry dock facilities at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Washington state underwent a major seismic upgrade. The seismic mitigation effort involved reinforcing the walls of the dry docks with tie-downs—a technique never before used at the Bremerton facility. A joint venture of Kiewit-Alberici SIOP MACC was awarded the $76.35-million task order for the work in January.

Wendy D. Hallmark captured the action of workers guiding a hydraulic anchor drilling rig into place inside the walls of Dry Dock 4 in February. She used a Canon EOS R3, using a 70-200mm F2.8 lens, shot at 1/100 sec, f/6.3, while standing on a barge across from the workers. “Compositionally, I thought this scene offered an opportunity to use leading lines that direct the viewers eyes to the energy and interaction of the workers,” Hallmark explained.

The seismic mitigation work on all three of the dry docks was completed within six months, and the last, Trident Refit Facility Delta Pier in Bangor, Wash., was recertified on Aug. 10.