JFS Engineering
Land Development and Water Resources Engineering
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

watercyclehigh

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 […]

NYC from the Meadowlands

Cherokee NE acquired the development rights to large, contiguous group of parcels in Northern New Jersey.  This complex project required scores of federal, state, county, and local permits and approvals.  While with a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer performed preliminary design and coordination for infrastructure issues including:  railway and roadway realignment, stream crossing and relocation, phased […]

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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Habitat for Humanity is a non-denominational charitable organization dedicated to providing decent, affordable housing to people worldwide.  While volunteering with the Boston, Massachusetts chapter, Mr. Schaffer performed pro-bono design and permitting services for a townhouse complex in Dorchester, Massachusetts.  The project required permitting from the Boston Sewer and Water Commission, as well as minimization of […]

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The Green Company was developing the Pinehills Community, a 1,600 acre planned community with mixed residential and golf courses in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  With a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer completed design plans for residential sub-divisions within this unique development.  Special consideration was given to the client’s unique design process, where home sites were located in the […]