After providing civil engineering and surveying services for the construction of the highway garage for the Village of Wappingers Falls, KC provided environmental engineering services for the 0.90-acre Highway Garage site. KC’s services consisted of a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and Phase II Subsurface Investigation (SI) consisting of a geophysical survey, advancement of soil borings, installation of temporary groundwater monitoring wells and soil vapor probes, and collection of soil, groundwater, soil vapor, and air samples. Investigation findings were documented in a Phase II Subsurface Investigation Report.
KC prepared a Preliminary Engineer Report to assist the Village of Wappingers Falls with receiving this NYSDOT Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funded project, which features safety enhancements for pedestrian and multimodal traffic users on Route 9D. The project includes traffic calming features, sidewalk improvement, crosswalks, and new pedestrian/street lighting. New LED lighting fixtures have been selected to provide pedestrian scale lighting that will also allow the Village to phase out existing costly cobra head lighting above.
The Greentree Vacation Homes community retained KC to evaluate their aging private roadway network to identify areas of pavement that were showing signs of degradation for repair or replacement to optimize their investment to extend the life of their roads.
The Homeowners Association also requested KC evaluate the overall drainage conditions of the site and identify portions of the project that were inadequately sized or causing damages to their infrastructure. KC performed a drainage analysis to determine if the existing piping could handle adequate flows and where necessary to size a replacement pipe. Street and drainage inspections lasted throughout June 2016.
KC was selected as a sub-consultant to Hoffman Architects to provide mechanical and electrical engineering design services for the reconstruction of the Haggerty Plaza at SUNY New Paltz’s main student center. The reconstruction consisted of replacing the pavers, installing lighting, and installing a green area with irrigation. KC provided design services for the electrical systems including lighting and controls for the new plaza as well as mechanical design services for the installation of plumbing and irrigation components. KC interfaced with the Ulster County Department of Health to design and locate the backflow prevention device used in the irrigation system. KC also provided calculations to ensure the water flow to the irrigation system was sufficient.
Scattered throughout New York City are streets composed entirely of steep steps. This project included the inspection and full investigation of the condition of 120 step streets in the five boroughs of the City of New York. The investigation included hands-on inspection, condition rating, providing remedial measures and recommendations, preparing preliminary plans, and preparing a preliminary design investigation report.
The KC civil engineering group consists of a team of skilled professionals dedicated to providing responsive and quality service to our clients. Our interdisciplinary team ensures responsible solutions tailored to planning challenges and specific clients' needs.
Our civil engineering services include site grading and drainage, earthwork, pavement evaluation and design, soil erosion and sediment control plans, drainage structures design, utilities engineering, including water and sewer systems, storm water management, roadway and site lighting, civil site plans, subdivisions and site layouts, parking lot design, permitting, cost estimation, and specifications. KC closely adheres to new building code requirements, including all applicable International and State building codes. Our civil engineering group provides these services for roads and highway projects, as well as residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and mixed-use projects.
KC’s civil engineering group includes many talented civil, resident, office, water, wastewater, and environmental engineers ready to develop drainage plans and design sewer and storm water systems. They are skilled in parking lot and roadway design, and along with our traffic engineers they can effectively and efficiently plan, design, and oversee the construction of intersection improvements, parking facilities, maintenance and protection of traffic plans, highways, utility relocations, site lighting, driveways and other roadways, curbs, and sidewalks so that the outcomes not only provide for smooth transitions but also for economically functional results.
5th Avenue Reconstruction, Manhattan, NY
Battenfeld Intersection Improvements, Milan, NY
Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Section 3, Queens County, NY
Bruckner Expressway Reconstruction, New York, NY
Cross Bronx Expressway Reconstruction, New York, NY
DeLavergne Avenue Reconstruction, Wappingers Falls, NY
East Main Street Sidewalks, Wappingers Falls, NY
Good Samaritan Medical Center, Suffern, NY
Hamlet Grove Subdivision, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
High Grove Subdivision, Washingtonville, NY
Highway Runoff Mitigation, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, NY
Kingston Connectivity, Kingston, NY
Kneeland Avenue Reconstruction, Queens, NY
Long Island Expressway Service Roads, Huntington, NY
Losurdo Subdivision, Hamptonburgh, NY
Miller Highway Tunnel between West 61st Street and West 65th Street, New York, NY
This design-build project includes the full replacement of two bridges: BIN 1040750 NYS Route 209 (3-span continuous steel girder bridge with a total span of 402 feet) over Rochester Creek and BIN 1019700 NYS Route 28 (7-span continuous steel girder bridge with a total span of 994 feet) over Esopus Creek. Work includes the demolition of the existing structures and complete construction of the replacement bridges on heavily traveled County Routes, the study and evaluation of different design alternatives, surveying, and environmental permitting.
KC is performing the structural design of the two structures, including the three-span continuous multi-steel superstructure and seven-span continuous multi-steel superstructure, staged construction and work zone traffic control, geotechnical work, and hydraulic analysis.
KC was retained by Genesys Engineering to assist with the design of replacement boilers for New York City College of Technology’s (NYCCT) Namn Hall. The existing boilers used to heat the entire building were beyond their useful life and in need of replacement. KC resized the replacement boiler and provided the design of replacement piping systems for the new equipment. KC also provided designs and specifications for ancillary equipment for the new boiler system including piping expansion joints, vibration isolators, stationary floor supports, and flexible connections, as well as other miscellaneous features. All features were designed to withstand pressures of 100 PSI and temperatures of 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Milling and Resurfacing of Federal Aid Roads, Wallkill, NY
Nassau Expressway Mill & Fill, Nassau County, NY
Nassau Expressway Operational Improvements, Nassau County, NY
Nassau Expressway Resiliency Study, Nassau County, NY
North Mesier Avenue Reconstruction, Wappingers Falls, NY
Ocean Parkway and Robert Moses Causeway Hurricane Sandy Emergency Repairs, Long Island, NY
Otisville Elementary School, Otisville, NY
Pavement Rehabilitation of I-95, New York, NY
Pedestrian Ramps, Bronx and Manhattan, NY
Replacement of Overhead Signs, New York, NY
Reservoir Place Parking Improvements, Wappingers Falls, NY
Utility and Roadway Improvements Project, Wappingers Falls, NY
Wilmont Road Construction, New Rochelle, NY
World Trade Center Site Route 9A, New York, NY
This project entailed the rehabilitation and improvement of an existing pond located in the central portion of the high school parking lot in Yorktown, NY. The existing pond had been damaged due to erosive velocities and undersized infrastructure. KC designed a pond that utilized a selection of water-tolerant vegetation in fringe areas, geogirding, and stone. The new pond is of higher aesthetic quality, provides a natural meandering boundary and more suitable areas for vegetation growth, and ensures movement of water throughout the entire pond.
For this project, KC was retained to provide engineering and surveying services required for site plan approval. This project began as an addition to the existing operation site plan for the Inn and included two additional buildings for additional hotel rooms and a catering facility. Prior to completion, owners had changed and the project became a boarding school for Yeshiva Toras Chemed for over 100 students that included classrooms, boarding, and dining facilities. As prime consultant for the project, KC modified the SWPPP and storm water management practices to current NYSDEC regulations for storm water quality and quantity, and received permits from the NYSDEC for construction activities.
The project scope for this interchange access improvement project included the reconstruction of Interchange 8E of I-287 Cross Westchester Expressway in the Town/Village of Harrison and City of White Plains, Westchester County. The project objectives were to provide an acceptable traffic flow and to minimize the potential for accidents in the Exit 8E Westchester Avenue/White Plains Avenue/Anderson Hill Road area. Preliminary bridge design (Phases I-IV) included bridge inspection/load rating, deck evaluation, fatigue evaluation, and seismic assessment.
Final Bridge Design (Phases V-VI) included the preparation of bridge pre/final ADPs, pre/final plans, specifications, and estimates for 3 new bridges, 2 bridge replacements, 3 bridge rehabilitations, culvert extensions, and wing walls at Interchange 8E.