JFS Engineering
Land Development and Water Resources Engineering
Infill Philadelphia: SoakItUp! Exhibition 2012

UPDATE: Our presentation board from the event is now available for download (3 MB). A design book from the exhibition is also available online. We are proud to announce the selection of two projects for the Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up! Exhibition. Co-sponsored by the Community Design Collaborative, Philadelphia Water Department, and the US Environmental Protection […]

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 […]

North Street White Plains

To remain competitive, the owner of the North Street Senior Community needed to expand its existing facility and renovate existing buildings and site infrastructure.  Building on the completed EIS, Mr. Schaffer prepared a SWPPP and developed a stormwater routing analysis based on the master plan while with a previous firm.  The proposed building program would […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NYC Idea Fest

This is a pecha kucha talk given at the NYC Future Metropolis event on May 8, 2011 in New York City. Rain is a renewable resource. Joe Schaffer will discuss rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling in New York City. Water conservation requires a balance of localized infrastructure, financial, and life cycle considerations. Sanitation and water […]

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 […]