JFS Engineering
Land Development and Water Resources Engineering
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With previous firms, Mr. Schaffer provided electric substation design for civil and stormwater management systems. National Grid/Keyspan Energy Services acquired scores of sites requiring remedial action, many of which were former manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites, as a consequence of consolidation in the energy industry. While with previous firms, Mr. Schaffer designed stormwater management systems, […]

Competition Board

With a project team of architects, landscape designers, and infrastructure planners, Joe Schaffer participated in the recent Gowanus Lowline competition in New York. The Gowanus Canal, in Brooklyn New York, is an artificial waterway following the path of a former natural stream. The development of NYC’s sewer system in the late 19th century resulted in the […]

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Toll brothers Gowanus

Toll Brothers wanted to build a residential development on the west side of the Gowanus Canal between Carroll and Second Streets in an area of Brooklyn  prone to combined sewer overflow (CSO) events. While with a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer prepared a NYCDEP Drainage Proposal and calculations for the proposed residential development. The proposed stormwater management […]

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Garden Homes and Garden Commercial Properties is a major developer in New Jersey.  With a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer completed design and construction plans for multiple multi-unit residential and shopping center sites in New Jersey.  Special design considerations included brownfield issues, designing to stringent layout requirements, maximization of saleable space, existing infrastructure evaluations, and net […]