New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Avenue “V” Pumping Station and Force Mains

Posted on April 14, 2015

Client: New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Project Type: Avenue “V” Pumping Station and Force Mains
Project Period: 2006 - 2013
Project Cost: $150,000,000

Major Components

  • CM services in operating facilities
  • CM on complete structural, mechanical and electrical improvements
  • Knowledge of DEP facilities
  • Hazardous materials remediation
  • Public participation and outreach
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans
  • Force Main Construction
  • Permitting

Project Description

NYCDEP retained D&B to provide construction management services for upgrading the Avenue "V" Pumping StationD&B provided complete construction management services including: review, management and monitoring of construction schedules, maintenance of project documentation; resident engineering inspection services; supervision and inspection of work (including the removal of hazardous materials); preparation of field change orders; processing contractor payments; preparation of delay analyses and claim reports; preparation of a fixed assets survey; preparation of final copies of shop and working drawings; preparation of as-build drawings; microfilming of records; project operation services; preparation of an implementation schedule; plan of operation; and correction action plan.

The project consisted of an upgrade to the Avenue “V” Pumping Station and two new force mains. The pumping capacity was initially 30 mgd. The project was designed to upgrade the station with increased capacity to 80 mgd and allow unmanned operation, improve the appearance of the pumping station, and also to solve sewer capacity problems and eliminate CSO overflows into Coney Island Creek. The existing superstructure was constructed in 1917, with additions made in 1960 and 1973.

Due to the fact that the job involved installing two new large diameter force mains through the streets of Brooklyn, this job required major public participation and outreach, involving:

  • Door to door notification of future work;
  • Pre-construction house inspections;
  • Supplying traffic plans and detours to the DOT to ensure the safety of the public during construction;
  • Attending monthly meeting of two community boards during the construction;
  • Meeting with Parks to identify trees requiring protection as the force main was installed.

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