Plant Restoration and Rehabilitation, Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant
As a follow-up to the Structural Engineering services for the repair of the damaged C-cells at the Binghamton – Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant (BJCJSTP), Savin was selected to provide design services to rehabilitate the entire Biological Aerated Filtration (BAF) Complex and repair flood damage at the 35-mgd advanced wastewater treatment facility. This work will involve rehabilitation across all disciplines – structural, process mechanical, instrumentation, electrical, heating/ventilation/air-conditioning, and plumbing.
Design Services For North River Wastewater Treatment Plant Cogeneration and Electrification Project
Savin will be providing Design and Design Services during Construction for the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Cogeneration Facility. This 15 MW cogeneration facility will be the largest of its kind. As a New York City Department of Environmental Protection project, it will:
- Reduce GHG’s by 27-34%
- Reduce power costs by $3.8 M/year
- Enhance power supply reliability
- Maximize the use of biogas generated on site
- Bring plant into compliance with current NOX air emissions compliance
Helping Students from Sandy Storm
The storm left thousands with needs. The City of Long Beach was especially hit, which affected the lives of the students at the Long Beach City School District. To help with starting a normalcy again, Administration suggested providing back-packs for those that lost everything. Bob Firneis took the initiative to organize a donation. Both public schools and private companies supported the effort resulting in 1,360 pack-packs filled with all the supplies needed for students.
The pack-packs were organized for different age groups. Employees at Savin donated time to fill the pack-packs. After delivering them, Bob said: “The smile on the kids faces made it all worthwhile.”
Great Neck Union Free School District
As a sub-consultant, Savin is providing MEP design for capital projects including: emergency generators and parking lot lighting upgrades, science lab and toilet renovations at the South campus; and boiler replacement at Lakeville School.
Environmental Remediation Design - New York State Office of General Services
As a subconsultant, Savin will be providing structural and related support services to environmental remediation, remediation recommendations, remedial system design, remedial system operation and maintenance along with other related work.
Rye City School District
Savin is providing owner’s representative services for a 12 science classroom addition along withinterior renovations. Additionally, during the summer of 2012 construction management services are being provided for miscellaneous renovations at the High School.
US Navy Fire Station – Haiti
As a subconsultant to Gedeon GRC, Savin is providing HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Protectiondesign for 2 pre-engineered metal buildings serving as Fire Stations in Pétion-Ville & Delmas as part of a Design-Build contract to the United States Navy. The United States Navy and the Government of Haiti will use this design as standard and proto-type for other Fire Stations throughout Haiti.
Bronx River Parkway Bridges at Crane Road
Savin is providing construction inspection services, as a subconsultant, for the replacement of theBronx River Parkway Bridges, at Crane Road over the Bronx River and Metro-North Railroad in the towns of Scarsdale and Greenburgh. The project is for the Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation.
Port Chester Waste Water Treatment Plant
Savin is providing design, design services during construction, construction administration services, as well as operations and evaluations assistance.
The services involve the design of the plant upgrade to determine whether upgraded RBC’s can achieve complete nitrification.
Project will consist of 2 phases, a single train RBC upgrade and pilot test and a subsequent upgrade of all 7 RBC trains.
Yonkers Public Schools
Savin is providing construction management services at Yonkers Public Schools. Both Yonkers High School and Saunders High School will have HVAC upgrades and emergency utility upgrades. At PS 10 school the project includes HVAC upgrades, roof replacement and new fence work.
Savin helps students at the Lower Hudson Valley Engineers EXPO. The LHV Engineering EXPO is a grass roots effort to get kids interested in engineering and careers in engineering. The 9th annualevent included over 140 engineering firms, technical organizations, and colleges to show students what is means to be an engineer. Savin personnel donated their time to help organize and attend the event and met with middle school and high school students to teach them about engineering. For more information, or to get involved, see www.beanengineer.org
Savin presents at the NYWEA Conference: Sludge handling process modifications to optimize cogeneration technologies at the North River Waste Water Treatment Plant. February 8, 2012
The 170 MGD North River Waste Water Treatment Plant is owned and operated by the New York City Environmental Protection (NYCEP) department and serves approximately 600,000 residents on the western half of Manhattan, NY. The Plant has a long standing successful history of utilizing cogeneration through its engine driven raw sewage pumps and aeration blowers. The engines are primarily fueled by digester gas generated on-site, minimizing the cost for energy and the impact of green house gas emissions. Heat is recovered from the engines and used to meet digester heating requirements as well as the plant’s HVAC needs.
As the engines are reaching the end of their useful life, the NYCEP department is considering replacement of the engines. To ensure the most appropriate and cost effective solutions are implemented at the Plant, all cogeneration alternatives are being explored. This evaluation will look at the digestion process and identify alternatives to increase or decrease heat demands. Methods to optimize conditions for digester gas production will also be explored.
New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Installation of Bar Screens and Improvements at the North Street Pumping Station
Savin was awarded the second phase of the screening upgrade at the North Street Pumping Station in Port Jervis, NY. Major components of this project include installation of a 2nd mechanical bar screen, installation of a new screening handling system, replacement of the original roof and doors, railing and lighting upgrade.
Structural Rehabilitation of Moriah Water Storage Tank for the New York State Office of General Services
As a subconsultant, Savin is performing detailed design services associated with the rehabilitation/ recoating of the Moriah Correctional Facilities’ water storage tank. Additional MEP work associated with temporary water storage facilities is also being provided.
Advanced Wastewater Treatment Program Assistance Phase II for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection
As an effort to improve water quality in the Long Island Sound, NYCDEP is undergoing nitrogen removal upgrades at 4 wastewater treatment plants (Wards Island, Tallman Island, Bowery Bay, and 26th Ward WWTP’s). Savin’s Environmental and MEP groups are providing design services to implement chemical storage and feed systems that will reduce nitrogen discharges to the Long Island Sound and enhance water quality.
Building Dedication –
December 13, 2011
After 2 years of renovations at the Lindell Elementary School in the Long Beach City School District, Long Beach, New York, the school held a building dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday December 13, 2011. The current Board of Education of the Long Beach City School District honored the 1941 Board of Education for their commitment to the school district for constructing the original building which held the High School with the building plaque. The building plaque also included the dedication of the building as the Lindell Elementary School and the current renovation project of restoring the building.
The renovation project included replacement of roofing, replacement of exterior windows and doors, restoration of the façade, cathodic protection of the buildings structural frame, ADA improvements, site drainage improvements, and replacement of fire alarm system.
The project team core is the Long Beach City School District, CSArch as Architect and Engineer and Savin Engineers as Construction Manager. This project is the start of the School District Capital Preservation Plan totaling 98 million.
New Project! Construction Management and Inspection Services for Anchorage and Tower Protection at the Throgs Neck Bridge which is part of the MTA Bridges and Tunnels
As a subconsultant, Savin will provide construction management and inspection services at the Throgs Neck Bridge. This project will include the rehabilitation of the tower fender systems, modifications of the anchorage system and removal and replacement of timber dolphin piles.
New Project! Consultant Design Services for Repair/Replacement of the Damaged BAF C-Cells
Savin will be providing structural engineering services for the repair/ replacement of damaged reinforcedconcrete carbonaceous removal tanks 1-4 for the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant. Savin will also evaluate and design repairs for tanks 5 through 8.
The new Animal Shelter in Stratford replaces the old 1952 facility. The ribbon cutting opened up the new facility which is quickly filling up. Lead by Mayor Harkins, everyone was excited to see the new features. Rachel Salveiro explained that this new facility has two times the space for dogs and three times the space for cats. She also appreciates the walk areas. Another new aspect is the separate quarantine. Long awaited and planned for, the facility will serve well the community.
New Project! Shore Haven Water System, Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority
Savin will be providing design and construction phase services for the new treatment facilities for the Shore Haven Water System in Dutchess County, New York. The existing groundwater system has significant issues that need to be addressed including TOCs (Total Organic Carbon), DBPs (Disinfection By Products), radionuclides, iron & manganese and disinfection (U.V. and sodium hypochlorite).
The ribbon cutting of the new River Walk in Tarrytown was celebrated by many. Mayor Fixell began the ceremony by acknowledging the public and private sector, including Savin for its share in managing the project, and relying his appreciation for this new beautiful location for the community. County Executive Astorino next expressed his excitement to see another section of the river walk added to the more than 30 miles of walk in the County. His hope is to see all 51 miles connected at some time. He gave a special thanks to Mrs. Kathryn W. Davis for her support in making it happen.
Senator Stewart-Cousins also conveyed her delight to see the changed perception of the river. She commented that it has changed from being viewed as an industrial site when she was a child to a natural resource for all to enjoy now. Later, Scenic Hudson thanked contributors and praised the special ribbon cutting day as a gift to the people as sections previously on private property are now available to the public. A representative from DEC stated to the crowd, “This is the most beautiful river walk addition I have seen yet”. All then joined for the official “ribbon cutting”.
The Nassau SBGA invited Savin, to their workshop to discuss the use of the construction management model in today’s environment. The round table workshop was joined by H2M which represented architecture and BBS with engineering. The process for each of the phases in a capital project was reviewed with continual question and answer discussion received from the attendees. The workshop was of interest to both new members who wanted to increase their knowledge and experienced members who are concerned with the new changes of a “cap” for school districts.
The importance of District administration staying involved in a capital project was emphasized. Designers look for input from the Owner since they become the end user. All appreciated the informative discussion as preparations are made for a new year.
Savin shares design innovations at NYWEA/NEWEA Joint Conference – Savin developed a number of creative engineering solutions in the design of the leading-edge Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) Facilities for the New Rochelle Wastewater Treatment Plant. When completed, the facility will produce a high-quality, extremely low-nitrogen effluent to improve water quality in Long Island Sound. Savin shared the challenges and its innovative solutions to this project with environmental colleagues at the joint NYWEA/NEWEA Technical Conference held in upstate New York. These solutions included innovative process design features to meet the stringent effluent standards, reuse of potentially odorous air captured from the treatment process, and the successful effort to mitigate the project’s impact on the surrounding community. Savin’s creative approach to this project will improve the quality of life for the Long Island Sound communities and our exchange of knowledge with colleagues will improve the design of other projects within the environmental field.
Savin congratulates local scholarship winners! –
On May 12, 2011, the Lower Hudson Valley Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE LHVB) hosted its annual awards dinner to highlight achievements in the civil engineering profession in the Lower Hudson Valley Region. At the dinner, two local high school students received recognition as the recipients of the ASCE LHVB’s 2011 Student Scholarship Award. These two students demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to their community that will serve them well in their future careers as civil engineers. Timothy Cheatham, a Senior Engineer in the Environmental Division, presented the students with their awards. Tim has been the chairman of the scholarship committee for the ASCE LHVB since the creation of the scholarship program in 2004. Savin is proud to support the scholarship efforts of the ASCE and encourages the scholarship winners to always reach for bigger things! (Photo courtesy of ASCE.)
Savin supports the Engineers EXPO for the 8th year straight! - On Sunday April 3, 2011, Savin Engineers met with over 1,500 attendees to teach them about the engineering profession. High school and junior high school students had the chance to meet with engineers and ask practical questions about what engineers do, what the education requirements were, what kind of engineering disciplines would best suit their interests, and numerous other questions. For the 8th year in a row, Savin’s personnel donated their personal time as members of the EXPO planning committee to help put the event together. This year the event was the most successful to date with over 120 engineering firms, contractors, pharmaceutical companies, industrial facilities, Colleges and Universities. Savin is proud to support the event and help our kids gain an understanding of the Engineering profession and what opportunities exist in the field. If you would like to learn more about the EXPO visit www.beanengineer.org.
Savin shares knowledge at NYWEA’s 83rd Annual Meeting and Exhibition - With rising costs for wastewater treatment and the need to reduce Nitrogen in the Long Island Sound, a reduction in groundwater infiltration and stormwater inflow (I/I) was targeted to reduce treatment plant throughput. Savin developed a unique approach to identifying I/I using the latest flow meter telemetry and internet based tools. Savin monitors the collection system “Live” and troubleshoots collection system issues on an ongoing basis to reduce flow to the plant. This dynamic evaluation will help refine engineered flow reduction solutions that will save treatment costs and improve nitrogen reduction performance. Savin’s knowledge share with other environmental professionals will improve the state of the industry and help protect the quality of life in which we live.
NEWEA Award - Savin Engineers, PC was presented an award by the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) for more than 10 years of support of the annual conference. NEWEA is an organization of Water and Wastewater Professionals who volunteer their time, energy and expertise in order to preserve, protect and manage one of our most precious resources, our water environment. NEWEA’s annual conference brings professionals together to share ideas and project experiences to enhance the engineering profession and improve the environment. Savin is dedicated in supporting this great event and is honored to receive such award.