JFS Engineering
Land Development and Water Resources Engineering
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 farm raised fish and friend Ben Walmer

JFS Engineering has been engaged with a developer of aquaponics systems for due diligence and site search consulting.  The proprietary system will be used to grow a hardy fish species using the best available technologies to minimize energy and organics to the system. Wastewater will be treated through ancillary hydroponics and other closed-loop systems.  The re-circulation system […]

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 […]

Dino the Green Dinosaur

On July 26, 2011, our good friend Bill Bobenhausen, FAIA, had Joe Schaffer on his radio show as a guest.  We talked about green engineering, the intersection of building and site design, and the state of the marketplace.  You can listen in on the show in MP3 format:  Part One and Part Two. Bill’s Green Architecture Show […]

Categories: Previous Projects

Under a five-year, $3 million on-call environmental permitting support and consulting services contract with NYSDOT, Mr. Schaffer’s previous firm was retained to provide assistance in order to expedite NYSDOT’s environmental permits from the planning/scoping phase through construction.  As a part of this on-call contract, Mr. Schaffer provided stormwater permitting and technical support for a highway […]