JFS Engineering
Land Development and Water Resources Engineering
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 […]

One of the many spaces within Soundview Park

While with a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer was the Senior Project Engineer for the civil engineering associated with the reconstruction of this 212-acre NYCDPR public park located along the Bronx River in the Bronx, New York.  The park was identified as an underutilized park and is being improved in accordance with the goals of PlaNYC.  […]

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 […]