JFS Engineering
Land Development and Water Resources Engineering
Categories: Design Vignettes
Cards Against Urbanity

We’ve written and spoken extensively about the enormous knowledge gap in land development (LD). The stars have aligned in today’s world where the few people who dedicate the time to really learn how LD happens usually end up working in the field. There are some notable exceptions, but for the most part, public comment at […]

Interior Concept for the Metuchen Inn, courtesy Thomas Baio Architect, PC

The Metuchen Inn is a landmark in Metuchen and Middlesex County New Jersey. Built in 1843, this historic structure was at various times an inn, brothel, and speakeasy. Since the 20th century the Inn has been a restaurant focusing on fine dining. Around 2010, the Inn was badly damaged in a fire. During subsequent reconstruction, […]

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 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, […]

55-69 Bank Street Rendering by LiMN Architects

The Sustainable Business Initiative (SBI) is a business incubator focused on the burgeoning field of green and clean technologies.  As a part of the organization’s growth and evolution, it is currently expanding into a new space in Morristown New Jersey. Mr. Schaffer has been retained to provide due diligence, site design, cost analysis, and construction plans […]

Courtesy http://www.micro2macro.net/

Green Waste Technologies is a start-up focused on developing an insect based recycling technology.  JFS Engineering, PC was retained early in the process to assist with with engineering related to recycling, water quality, air quality and production lines. Tasks included securing zoning approvals, preparing plant floor schematics, and NJDEP permitting guidance.

Categories: Previous Projects

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 […]