JFS Engineering
Land Development and Water Resources Engineering
New side entrance for N-YHS on West 77th Street

While with a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer oversaw submittal preparation for NYCT review and approval, and worked with that agency to secure a letter of “no impact”. To facilitate the New-York Historical Society’s (N-YHS) existing museum building entrance and stairway renovations along Central Park West, in Upper Manhattan, his firm was contracted to obtain NYCDEP fire […]

Photo courtesy of Robert Schilare Photography

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, […]

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Here in New York City, the primary issue with stormwater runoff is the flow and volume of water generated, and our overloaded sewer systems are hardest hit during rain events. The natural way to correct this is to create more green space to soak up that water, or implement rainwater harvesting systems to act as […]

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.  […]

A view from the neighborhood

Toll Brothers established a City Living brand for their residential developments in dense urban areas.  While with a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer provided site civil services for a project in the Vinegar Hill area of Brooklyn, NY.  Set in an industrial-residential fringe area, the site offered iconic surroundings and quick access to public transport.  Tasks […]

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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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In conjunction with the efforts of PlaNYC, the New York City Department of Design and Construction DDC) retained consultants to update DDC guidance to incorporate the latest techniques in sustainable building design and construction for City buildings.  While with a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer assisted in the development of the water conservation manual, covering green […]

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Besides providing regulatory review for development in New York City, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) is responsible for the design, construction, and operation of drinking water, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer infrastructure for the five boroughs of NYC.  Under a subcontract to a national engineering firm, and as part of an […]