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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 […]

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In December 2012 I was asked to appear in a short video project about the history and construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. The Brooklyn Bridge is often seen as a beautiful landmark and an integral part of New York life. It is also an example of infrastructure as art. The video, produced and shot by, Sigurd […]

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Seasons Greetings from JFS Engineering, PC. We’d like to thank our friends, clients, and allied professionals for making 2012 a great year. We owe you a debt of gratitude for helping to build our practice. This year we’ve touched some interesting projects including; community gardens, non-profit, high-end residential, international design, and institutional sites. We’re proud to have […]

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This is part 2 in an ongoing series of articles about Street Trees. In  Part 1 (http://jfs-eng.com/rethinking-street-trees/), we discussed the notion of the tree pit and ways to integrate that structure into the fabric of street life. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, let’s discuss Street Trees as a structural unit and why the root […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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While with a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer assisted in the design of a sanitary pump station for a Northern New Jersey sports arena. The new Red Bull sports arena in Harrison New Jersey is a professional soccer and exhibition sports complex seating up to 25,000 people. The station features a triplex pump setup with a […]

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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 […]

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The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company is a major grocer in the Northeastern United States. During the late 90s and 2000s it had been re-vamping its fleet as well as expanding to several hundred store locations. While with a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer produced concept level sites plans, due diligence reviews, and permitting evaluations for […]