When LIBN recently honored D&B with the Real Estate, Architecture and Engineering (REAE) ‘Top Engineering Firm’ Award, one leading reason was for the firm’s outstanding work on the Nissequogue River State Park Marine Resources project. D&B collaborated with the E.W. Howell organization on the project, and the Nissequogue River State Park Marine Resources project was named ‘2022 Top Government Project’ by REAE.
D&B President Steve Fangmann stated, “The new, two-story facility serves as the epicenter for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) Division of Marine Resources. It is dedicated to the vitally important tasks of managing and conserving New York’s marine fisheries, shellfish and other protected marine life habitats. We are extremely proud of our work on the project and the awards and recognition we have received.”
D&B was instrumental as a driving force throughout the life of the project. Frank DeVita, D&B Vice President and Director of Environmental Remediation, commented, “Working alongside officials from both the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYSOPRHP) and the NYSDEC since 2010, D&B played an integral role in the overall planning and development of this important project. Both broad in scale and quite complex, the project required a full spectrum of A&E services in support of transforming design concepts into reality. From the performance of initial Phase I/II environmental site assessments, to site planning involving the demolition of condemned structures laden with hazardous materials (for example, asbestos, lead-based paint, PCB-caulk), to the design and construction of a state-of-the-art facility complete with an FDA-approved laboratory, D&B’s in-house staff tackled every challenge along the way that was required to make this project a success. Hats off to the entire project team for a job well done!”
The attractive 35,000-square-foot Nissequogue River State Park Marine Resources building is located within Long Island’s Nissequogue River State Park on a portion of the grounds of the former Kings Park Psychiatric Center.