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Street Tree

This is part 2 in an ongoing series of articles about Street Trees. In  Part 1 (http://jfs-eng.com/rethinking-street-trees/), we discussed the notion of the tree pit and ways to integrate that structure into the fabric of street life. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, let’s discuss Street Trees as a structural unit and why the root […]

Hurricane advice for Homeowners

As we baton down the hatches for what is billed as a Frankenstorm (October 2012), we here at JFS Engineering have been considering hurricane advice for homeowners. A core service we provide is design of stormwater management infrastructure, and the principles we use for large developments apply to single family homes. Over the years, we’ve fielded questions […]

North Street White Plains

To remain competitive, the owner of the North Street Senior Community needed to expand its existing facility and renovate existing buildings and site infrastructure.  Building on the completed EIS, Mr. Schaffer prepared a SWPPP and developed a stormwater routing analysis based on the master plan while with a previous firm.  The proposed building program would […]

Landfill Cap, Kingsland Landfill

EnCap Golf’s mission was to assume the ownership of a major orphaned landfill in Northern New Jersey, remediate it to NJDEP landfill closure standards, and construct a beneficial re-use for the reclaimed site. The Kingsland landfill, pictured here with a municipal salt barn in the foreground, was recently completed with a gas collection system and […]

Sanitary Pump Station

While with a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer assisted in the design of a sanitary pump station for a Northern New Jersey sports arena. The new Red Bull sports arena in Harrison New Jersey is a professional soccer and exhibition sports complex seating up to 25,000 people. The station features a triplex pump setup with a […]

Somers Constructed Wetland

The Preserve at Somers is a residential subdivision in New York.    The development’s twenty-eight constructed stormwater wetlands required both post-construction corrective work and regular inspections and maintenance. The Homeowner’s Association (HOA) needed an engineering study to evaluate this system. The study identified possible construction deficiencies and provided inspection and maintenance procedures. The study also included […]

Rutgers Plaza, New Jersey

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company is a major grocer in the Northeastern United States. During the late 90s and 2000s it had been re-vamping its fleet as well as expanding to several hundred store locations. While with a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer produced concept level sites plans, due diligence reviews, and permitting evaluations for […]

Ground Mount Solar Array

JFS Engineering is proud to support renewable energy in our communities. In addition to creating local construction jobs, these facilities help diversify our society’s energy portfolio. A confidential Client is dedicated to the construction of renewable energy facilities in New Jersey.  Mr. Schaffer has been retained by this start-up to provide site/civil, permitting, and design […]

photo courtesy Robert Schilare Photography

Arlington Terrace is a 7-building private residential complex located on approximately 10-acres near Staten Island’s North Shore.  The residential complex consists of approximately 500 units and 340 parking spaces.  While with a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer developed civil site plans and details for perimeter fencing, security gates, and the access control system, as well as […]