Brookwood Secure Center

South Beach Psychiatric Center

NYSDOT Salt Storage Buildings

Niagara Falls State Park

Office of Children and Family Services

Camp Smith – Water Tank Replacement

Hudson Correctional Facility – Evaluate and Replace Storm Sewer

Brookwood Secure Center

Claverack, NY

The potable water for Brookwood Secure Center and Columbia Secure Center are supplied from the nearby Town of Greenport. An existing 50,000-gallon elevated water storage tank on site provides fire storage and drinking water storage for the two facilities. The tank was constructed in the early 1960s, and inspections indicated the existing tank is approaching the end of its useful life. NYSOGS retained Chazen to assist with the design of the replacement water storage tank. Chazen’s design includes replacement of the existing water storage tank with a new tank of similar capacity, retrofits to the water softener building’s envelope and MEP systems, replacement of the SCADA system, and addition of a chlorine injection system to improve chlorine residuals. Chazen is currently completing the final design submission and will provide support to NYSOGS during the bid and construction phases of the project.

South Beach Psychiatric Center

Staten Island, NY

Chazen provided code compliance reviews of the 40,000-square foot Central Services Building constructed through a design-build contract at the South Beach Psychiatric Center. The scope of work included plan review of civil/site, structural, architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, life safety systems and fire protection systems. Chazen worked directly with NYSOGS and the design team on code evaluations and resolution of issues pertaining to codes and regulatory requirements. Construction phase services were also performed including inspection, resolution of code issues, review of change orders and oversight of commissioning.

NYSDOT Salt Storage Buildings

Various Locations, NY

In conjunction with OGS and NYSDOT, Chazen facilitated the design and construction of seven new salt storage buildings, ranging in capacity from 600-3,000 tons, at existing DOT maintenance facilities in Clinton, Steuben, Suffolk and Rockland Counties. The intent of the projects was to replace deteriorating structures and provide additional salt storage capacity to support maintenance operations within the various DOT Regions. Chazen progressed the projects from initial site investigation through construction, providing the following supporting services: topographic survey, geotechnical investigation, structural investigation, site layout and grading, drainage investigation, SEQR coordination, project specifications, contract bid drawings, construction cost estimating, bid review and construction administration.

  • Moffittsville, Clinton County
  • Churubusco, Clinton County
  • Kanona, Steuben County
  • Central Islip, Suffolk County
  • New City, Rockland County
  • Hauppauge, Suffolk County
  • Jasper, Steuben County

 

Niagara Falls State Park

City of Niagara Falls, NY

Chazen assisted the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in developing a re-imagined parkland design and construction documents for a new 5-acre landscape entrance to Niagara Falls State Park and the main Visitor Center. Key elements of the project include the creation of large sweeping walkways that lead from the City of Niagara Falls into the Park and opening views from the streetscape toward the Visitor Center. Stately stone walls were incorporated to guide visitors though the landscape toward a broad welcome plaza that encourages informal gathering and photographic opportunities for guests as they arrive at the Park. Large granite walls and iconic bronze medallions create a portal from this landscape into the Visitor Center. The project design created a landscape setting that allows for open views and intimate seating areas along the new pathways. Short term bus parking and pedestrian circulation from this area were carefully concealed and integrated into the new circulation system. Due to the relatively historic nature of the park, the design vocabulary was selected to blend with notable architectural elements, granite walls and lighting. Sustainable practices were utilized for this project including rain gardens, porous paving and native planting materials.

 

 

Office of Children and Family Services

Rush, NY

This project includes the relocation of the existing secure perimeter fence at the Industry Secure Center as well as the construction of a six-bay maintenance garage, new access road, grading and drainage. The fence relocation will allow the existing fuel islands and the facility maintenance operations to be outside of the secure perimeter. Field investigations advanced during the design phase included utility markout, soil testing for stormwater design, hazardous materials investigations, survey, SEQR and EAF coordination. Ecological staff also made a site visit to review ecological and wetland concerns, and were able to provide recommendations associated with trees that would need to be removed as they related to endangered bat species. Chazen advanced the project through the Program Phase, 100% Submission and Final Submission phases. The design included a detailed sequence of construction such that the secure perimeter would not be impacted during construction activities.

Camp Smith – Water Tank Replacement

Thompkins, NY

As part of Chazen’s term services agreement with OGS, Chazen was retained to assist with a project to replace the existing water storage tank at the Camp Smith Training Site in Cortlandt, New York. Chazen provided engineering design support for the replacement of the existing 500,000-gallon water storage tank with an Aquastore® glass-fused-to-steel tank. In addition to the engineering design of the replacement water storage tank, Chazen also developed a hydraulic model of the existing water system at the facility utilizing WaterCAD software. The model included the existing water distribution system infrastructure (including mains, hydrants, isolation valves, pumps and the storage tank) along with detailed system characteristics (elevations datum, pipe materials and system demands). Hydrant flow data was utilized to calibrate the model and verify that the modeled flows reflected the measured field conditions.

The water model was used to identify and analyze deficiencies within the existing distribution system. The model was also used to verify system operation in support of the replacement water storage tank design. Chazen provided improvement suggestions including providing pipe loops to better system hydraulics. Chazen prepared an Engineering Report that reviewed the model development, identified system deficiencies and provided recommendations for improvement. In addition, Chazen completed due diligence reviews, including ecological, wetland, coastal zone and archeological sensitivity for replacement of the tank. Staff coordinated consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NYS DEC on Bald Eagle endangered species impacts and obtained jurisdictional determinations and sign-offs from both agencies. Chazen also provided SEQR and EAF coordination.

Hudson Correctional Facility – Evaluate and Replace Storm Sewer

Hudson, NY

The existing storm sewer collection system at the Hudson Correctional Facility is approaching the end of its useful life and requires replacement to function properly. The Facility was constructed in the early 1900s with additions in the 1950s and 1960s with much of the existing storm sewers original to the site. Chazen performed an onsite evaluation of the entire storm sewer network to determine the extent of the replacement required. The system consists of approximately 7,900-LF of pipe ranging from six inches to 36-inches in diameter constructed of a variety of materials. There are also 30 manholes, and 65 catch basins. The system discharges to 15 outfall locations around the Facility. Chazen physically inspected over 6,300-LF of storm sewer piping via CCTV as well as all of the onsite storm sewer structures. A Program Report was prepared which provided replacement recommendations for consideration by NYSOGS. Following acceptance of the identified recommendations, Chazen progressed the engineering design associated with replacement of the majority of the onsite storm sewer system. This includes replacement of the existing pipe network with HDPE pipe and repair/replacement of the storm structures. To maintain the integrity of the secure perimeter at the Facility, existing storm sewers crossing the fence line will be slip lined. Approximately 1,000-LF of slip lining is anticipated. Chazen is currently assisting NYSOGS with the project bid phase. Construction is anticipated to commence in Summer 2017 with an estimated Spring/Summer 2018 completion.