Recently, D&B and in particular, Fred Hoeffner, received a congratulatory letter from Thomas O’Hara, Suffolk County Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services (FRES), on the successful completion of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Fire Island Debris Mission.
Hurricane Sandy caused massive destruction to the community of Fire Island. D&B was retained by FRES to supply Construction Management and Inspection Services for this project. The major project components included construction management and inspection of contractor’s work, coordination with USACE, FEMA, NYS, FRES and local municipalities, demolition of private residential structures, removal of demolition/disaster generated debris, removal of vegetative debris and sand, clearing of row areas and administered assistance with site investigations and damage/repair assessments. The project included the removal of 62,000 cubic yards of debris which resulted from the damage/destruction to over 2,200 of the 4,000 structures on Fire Island. Debris removal had to be coordinated carefully with the local, state and federal agencies to minimize disturbance to the island’s sensitive ecosystem. The Fire Island Debris Mission project cost was $15,000,000. The photos depict some of the damage and debris resulting from Superstorm Sandy.