Disaster Response and Recovery

Historically speaking, D&B has managed emergency and disaster situations with consummate skill and superlative results.

Our in-depth experience and unparalleled knowledge of applicable technologies have enabled us to apply technical and administrative support in disaster recovery efforts. Recent examples include our Superstorm Sandy/FEMA-related response and recovery projects for clients large and small, and New York State and City agencies.

D&B’s instantaneous on-call response and management of disaster situations draws capabilities from a unique combination of qualified, technically trained, construction management staff and dedicated subcontractors strategically located throughout Long Island, Westchester and all five NYC boroughs.


  • Site investigations and damage/repair assessments.
  • Facility and infrastructure repair/rehabilitation design and construction management.
  • Development of damage assessment reports and cost estimates.
  • Emergency rehabilitation solutions of essential Wastewater Treatment Plant systems.
  • Oversight/coordination of fuel deliveries to field employees and contractors during fuel shortage situations.
  • Coastal infrastructure mitigation.
  • Debris removal management.
  • Insurance assessments to determine/allocate liability and reimbursement.
  • Funding support and coordination.
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) compliance reviews.
  • Implementation of resiliency and hardening measures.
  • Long-term recovery planning.
Disaster Response and Recovery Contact:

Robert L. Raab, P.E., BCEE, CCM
(516) 364-9890, ext. 3037

Disaster Response and Recovery Project Profiles:

New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Construction Management/Design Hurricane Sandy Pump Station Evaluations/Repairs Assignment

Town of Brookhaven, Engineering Design and Construction Management Services Superstorm Sandy: Coastal Infrastructure Mitigation Projects