NYSOGS – Harriman State Office Campus

NYSOPRHP – Survey for the Acquisition of Lands of Tobin

Brown’s Beach – ALTA/NSPS Boundary Survey

Open Space Institute – Boundary Survey and Subdivision Map

General Electric Solar Parking Lot

Valley Health Services

Union College – Science and Engineering Center

Nevele Tower – 3D High Definition Laser Scanning

John Boyd Thacher State Park – Visitors Center

NYSOGS – Harriman State Office Campus

Albany, NY

Chazen completed a boundary survey of the 350-acre Harriman State Office Campus for the purpose of subdividing and conveying portions of the Campus for private development. Chazen also completed a detailed topographic survey and underground utility mark out to support site design and construction.

NYSOPRHP – Survey for the Acquisition of Lands of Tobin

Lagrangeville, NY

Chazen completed a property boundary survey of the Tobin property planned for acquisition by NYS and for combination with the adjacent James Baird State Park. The property was comprised of 135 acres of fallow farm land, forested and wetland areas. Chazen utilized Leica network GPS receivers to establish primary site control in NAD83 and NAVD88 datums. Leica robotic total stations were utilized to complete survey traverse and data acquisition. Data reduction, analysis and mapping was completed using AutoCAD Civil 3D software.

Brown’s Beach – ALTA/NSPS Boundary Survey

Stillwater, NY

The beach property deteriorated over time, becoming overgrown with vegetation since it was last open in 2007. In recent years, the property was being pursued for residential development. However, through new local revenues the Town of Stillwater was able to purchase the 9-acre Brown’s Beach parcel to repurpose back to public use. Chazen was requested by the Town to perform an up to date boundary survey as part of the property closing documents. The survey included setting up the riparian boundaries of Saratoga Lake.

In addition, the Town hired Chazen to reengineer and update the entire site infrastructure for parking, erosion and runoff control, marina and banquet facilities, traffic management and ADA compliance. In order to update the site infrastructure, it was necessary to complete an existing conditions topographic and utility survey.

Open Space Institute – Boundary Survey and Subdivision Map

Stillwater, NY

Chazen was retained by the Open Space Institute to provide a boundary survey and a three lot subdivision at the former 183 acre Westney property, abutting Saratoga National Historic Park property in Stillwater, NY. The purpose of the survey was to monument the boundaries, subdivide 169 acre portion to donate to the Saratoga National Park and two 7 acre parcels to donate to the Town of Stillwater. An eight four foot access from the 169 acre parcel to U.S. Route 4 was included with the Saratoga National Park parcel, with a permanent easement given to the Town.

In September 1777, the property was surrounded by the British army to the north and American army to the south. When the British broke camp and advanced, they crossed over the newly acquired terrain to begin the first battle, at Freeman’s Farm. On the bluffs of the parcel, there is a cemetery dating from the 18th century.

It also includes a segment of the historic Champlain Canal, which a regional effort is trying to redevelop as an off-road recreation trail that would run 62 miles, from Waterford to Whitehall. The canal piece is what was donated to the town of Stillwater. Chazen obtained a grant to develop the trail section.

General Electric Solar Parking Lot

Schenectady, NY

As part of a Campus wide topographic and utility survey, Chazen was requested to perform survey within the area of the existing Building 273 parking lot for the design of a solar parking lot. Once the design was completed, Chazen was asked to provide subsurface utility mark out and construction stakeout which included staking and offsetting each column for the solar arrays. The survey needed to be performed at different intervals and late afternoons since the parking lot was continually occupied by parked cars.

General Electric expects to generate more than 60M kilowatt hours of electricity over the anticipated 25-year lifespan of the solar array, whose 6,800-panels sit on pillars on rows above a parking lot, forming the largest solar carport in upstate New York.

The electricity will be fed right into the GE Schenectady-Rotterdam campus, and provide about 4.5 percent of its power needs. This is equivalent of fossil fuel-generated electricity that would produce 1,850-metric tons of carbon dioxide a year.

Valley Health Services

Herkimer, NY

Chazen provided an ALTA / ACSM boundary and topographic survey on 221 acres for the development of a new assisted living facility. Other survey items included, easement mapping and descriptions, construction stakeout and as-built survey.

Valley Health Services’ new $8M assisted living facility provides a dignified, serene, and interactive location where residents have access to a range of amenities. Services include personal care, emergency response, nursing care, case management services as well as physical, occupational, and speech therapies.

Union College – Science and Engineering Center

Schenectady, NY

Chazen was requested to complete a conventional topographic and utility survey for the design of the proposed new addition to the Engineering and Science Center. After completion of the conventional survey, Chazen was retained by the lead architect to perform a 3D high definition laser scan and provide a point cloud of the exterior of the existing Science and Engineering Center, Wold Center, and  Bailey, Butterfield and Steinmetz halls.

The $100M project is the most ambitious and largest in the school’s history and will rank among the finest undergraduate science and engineering facilities in the country. The new space will connect directly to the Wold Center, and Bailey, Butterfield and Steinmetz halls. New outdoor walkways, seating areas and expanded green space will improve foot traffic significantly within the science and engineering complex and enhance the campus grounds.

Nevele Tower – 3D High Definition Laser Scanning

Wawarsing, NY

Chazen was retained by Nevele-R LLC to provide 3D High Definition Laser Scanning. The scanned areas included the basement level, first floor, second floor and tenth floor Suite. The full exterior of the building was also scanned.  The deliverable was a registered point cloud in REVIT format.

 

John Boyd Thacher State Park – Visitors Center

Albany County, NY

Chazen was requested to provide a topographic and utility survey for the proposed visitor’s center.

The new $3.8M, 8,240-square foot visitor’s center is located atop the Helderberg Escarpment in Albany County and is located next to the trailhead and picnic area for the Indian Ladder Trail. Thacher Park offers views of the Hudson Valley, Green Mountains and foothills of the Adirondacks. The new center is designed to introduce visitors to the park’s trails and to provide environmental education.