JFS Engineering
Land Development and Water Resources Engineering
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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 Client for this project intended to hold an annual three-day music festival for upwards of 75,000 people in a relatively remote area proximate to a major city, and retained consultants for both permitting and site infrastructure engineering.  While with a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer assisted in preliminary feasibility studies for the potable water supply, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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While earning his degrees, Mr. Schaffer worked with the Lincoln Water Commission in Lincoln, Rhode Island as an engineer.  Mr. Schaffer coordinated the construction of an 8,000 square foot office facility and relocation of the water distributor’s SCADA system. He was responsible for conducting tests in accordance with EPA regulations and implementation the water department’s […]

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As a part of Mr. Schaffer’s commitment to making our world a better one, he served on the Technical Advisory Board of a start-up company to develop a measureable and equitable rating system for green businesses.  Focusing on Water and Energy use for restaurants, he worked with a team of business professionals and technical interns […]

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Garden Homes and Garden Commercial Properties is a major developer in New Jersey.  With a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer completed design and construction plans for multiple multi-unit residential and shopping center sites in New Jersey.  Special design considerations included brownfield issues, designing to stringent layout requirements, maximization of saleable space, existing infrastructure evaluations, and net […]

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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 […]